Rover Gathers Rocks on Active Volcano to Simulate Moon Mission

Rover Gathers Rocks on Active Volcano to Simulate Moon Mission

The four-wheeled, two-armed Interact rover spent four days collecting rocks on Mount Etna. Photo: ESA While working out of a hotel room in Italy, astronaut Thomas Reiter commanded a four-wheeled robot to pick up rocks from the surface of an active volcano on the Sicilian east coast, and he did so while role-playing as though … Read more

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

A toaster-sized probe will soon scope out a special orbit around the moon, the path planned for NASA’s Lunar Gateway space station. The Gateway, to be rolled out later this decade, will be a staging point for the astronauts and gear that will be traveling as part of NASA’s Artemis lunar program. The launch of … Read more

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

A toaster-sized probe will soon scope out a special orbit around the moon, the path planned for NASA’s Lunar Gateway space station. The Gateway, to be rolled out later this decade, will be a staging point for the astronauts and gear that will be traveling as part of NASA’s Artemis lunar program. The launch of … Read more

NASA’s Giant SLS Rocket Is One Step Closer to Launch

NASA’s Giant SLS Rocket Is One Step Closer to Launch

NASA engineers finally tanked the massive Space Launch System rocket with fuel Monday night, getting through most of the last crucial test before its inaugural flight. After reviewing their trove of data from the test, the team will decide this summer’s launch date for the world’s most powerful rocket, part of the first major mission … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission completes crucial fueling test

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission completes crucial fueling test

Washington, After stopping Artemis 1 moon rocket’s “wet dress rehearsal” several times, Nasa has successfully completed the crucial fueling test of its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket. The Artemis 1 wet dress rehearsal ended at 7.37 pm EDT on June 20, Nasa said in a statement. “This is the first time the team fully loaded … Read more

Chris Hadfield Can’t Wait For The New Moon Missions & He Says It’s Like A ‘New Frontier’

Chris Hadfield Can’t Wait For The New Moon Missions & He Says It’s Like A ‘New Frontier’

NASA is expected to take its first steps toward returning to the moon this year, and retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield couldn’t be more excited. The former commander of the International Space Station recently spoke to Narcity about the near future of space travel, including NASA’s plans to visit the moon, as part of the … Read more

5 Space Exploration Imperatives To Hit By 2030

5 Space Exploration Imperatives To Hit By 2030

Spacecraft Orion in orbit of Earth planet. Spaceship in space. Expedition to Moon. Artemis program. … [+] Elements of this image furnished by NASA (url: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/iss060e007297.jpg https://www.nasa.gov/sites /default/files/styles/image_card_4x3_ratio/public/images/719829main_Orion_Arrays_02_full.jpg) getty The year 2030 sounds a bit like science fiction. But here we are only a little more than seven years from that auspicious date and we’re … Read more

Untouched Moon Fragments Kept in Storage For 50 Years Are Finally Being Studied

Untouched Moon Fragments Kept in Storage For 50 Years Are Finally Being Studied

When the Apollo 15 and 17 missions returned to Earth with pieces of the Moon in 1971 and 1972, some of the samples were deliberately set aside for the future. Flash forward half a century and these samples are finally being studied. In 2019, shortly after an upcoming Artemis mission to the Moon was announced, … Read more