NASA’s Refueling Mission Completes Second Set of Robotic Tool Operations in Space

NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3)has successfully completed its second set of robotic tool operations on the International Space Station, demonstrating key techniques for transferring cryogenic fluids, used as coolants, propellants, or for life support systems in orbit. These technologies have applications for extending spacecraft life and facilitating exploration to the Moon and Mars. Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate... Continue Reading →

Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraft

by Marcia Dunn via phys.org A NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week's grab that it's jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said Friday. Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched asteroid Bennu, NASA's first attempt at such a mission. The... Continue Reading →

NASA’s Refueling Mission Completes Second Set of Robotic Tool Operations in Space

NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3)has successfully completed its second set of robotic tool operations on the International Space Station, demonstrating key techniques for transferring cryogenic fluids, used as coolants, propellants, or for life support systems in orbit. These technologies have applications for extending spacecraft life and facilitating exploration to the Moon and Mars. Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate... Continue Reading →

NASA Names Lunar Loo Challenge Winners

Have you ever thought about how to use the restroom in space? For NASA’s Artemisastronauts, that will mean having to use the restroom in both the microgravity of space and on the lunar surface. There are no rest stops in space though, so earlier this year, NASA launched the Lunar Loo Challenge to crowdsource innovative... Continue Reading →

NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Land Safely Back on Earth

RELEASE 20-104 NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is all smiles after returning from his third space mission Oct. 21, 2020, landing in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 10:54 p.m. EDT with his International Space Station crewmates Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.Credits: NASA Television The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Expedition 63... Continue Reading →

Some exoplanets may be able to see us, too

Three decades after Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan suggested that Voyager 1 snap Earth's picture from billions of miles away -- resulting in the iconic Pale Blue Dot photograph -- two astronomers now offer another unique cosmic perspective: Some exoplanets -- planets from beyond our own solar system -- have a direct line of sight to... Continue Reading →

NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon

RELEASE M20-114 NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website. This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in... Continue Reading →

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