Celebrate the Perseverance Rover Landing With NASA’s Student Challenge

The Mission to Mars Student Challenge provides a fun and engaging way for students everywhere to join NASA as the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lands on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. The rover touches down on the Red Planet next month, and students are invited to join the excitement by designing, building, and... Continue Reading →

NASA Selects Teams for Fourth Round of University Research Projects

Innovations in areas of aeronautical research such as Advanced Air Mobility, electrified aircraft propulsion, and hypersonic flight will be explored by teams of university faculty and students recently selected to participate in NASA’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI). ULI gives the academic community an opportunity to support NASA’s aeronautical research goals and provide students with valuable... Continue Reading →

VIPER Rover Will Get Driving Headlights

As it journeys into some of the darkest and coldest spots in the solar system, NASA’s new water-hunting Moon rover, VIPER, will need some very robust headlights to light the way. Using a special lab at NASA's Ames Research Center designed to mimic lunar terrain as it would appear in different areas at the Moon’s poles,... Continue Reading →

Space Station 20th: Halloween on ISS

Although no trick-or-treaters come knocking at the International Space Station’s (ISS) front hatch, crew members aboard the orbiting facility still like to get in the Halloween spirit. Whether individually or as an entire crew, they will dress up in sometimes spooky, sometimes scary, but always creative costumes, often designed from materials available aboard the ISS.... Continue Reading →

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of October 26, 2020

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins works on research hardware inside the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Kibo laboratory module.Credits: NASA Radish seeds being prepared for planting in seed carriers at Kennedy Space Center in September 2020. The carriers flew aboard Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply services mission to the space station, where astronauts planted them in... Continue Reading →

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