New law is first to protect Apollo sites from future moon missions

The Apollo 11 landing site, Tranquility Base, as viewed from orbit by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. (NASA/GSFC/ASU) Preserving the historic sites where humans first landed on the moon is now not only a good idea, it is also the law.The United States has enacted its first legislation that requires American companies and other entities working... Continue Reading →

35 Years Ago: Voyager 2 Explores Uranus

In January 1986, NASA's Voyager 2 became the first, and so far the only, spacecraft to explore Uranus, the second to last stop on its journey through the outer solar system. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages Voyagers 1 and 2, twin spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer planets. Initially planned... Continue Reading →

What is V-R3x?

Swarming small satellites to develop the next generation of communication and navigation tech Learning how to communicate and navigate multiple spacecraft autonomously in space is a technology challenge that will become even more important to solve as NASA continues to operate in low-Earth orbit and beyond. The V-R3x mission uses a swarm of three small... Continue Reading →

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