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Here's Why NASA Can't Just Send a Submarine to Explore Europa's Oceans (Yet)
Here's Why NASA Can't Just Send a Submarine to Explore Europa's Oceans (Yet)

2 Aug 2022, 20:01 UTC / The idea we could send a space probe over vast distances to Jupiter and stick an even smaller drilling lander onto Europa's icy surface are dubious at best.

 
NASA's Proposed Titan Mare Explorer Could Have Sailed Over Seas of Liquid Methane
NASA's Proposed Titan Mare Explorer Could Have Sailed Over Seas of Liquid Methane

2 Aug 2022, 01:35 UTC / As ludicrous as it sounds, such a mission could provide an entirely different perspective as to how a planetary body acquires and maintains liquid oceans.

 
It’s Time To Get Fired Up About Artemis I’s Launch, the Next Moon Landing Finally in Sight
It’s Time To Get Fired Up About Artemis I’s Launch, the Next Moon Landing Finally in Sight

31 Jul 2022, 13:31 UTC / If you haven't been paying attention, and we totally understand if you haven't, Artemis I is set to launch its first uncrewed test flight on August 29th

 
LK Lunar Lander: The Tiny Tin Can Built to Land Cosmonauts to the Moon
LK Lunar Lander: The Tiny Tin Can Built to Land Cosmonauts to the Moon

31 Jul 2022, 07:42 UTC / Where NASA had a titan of the old German war machine in Wernher Von Braun, the Soviets had a space architect extraordinaire of their own in Sergei Korolev.

 
Wernher Von Braun's Plan for NASA to Mars by 1982 Was Bonkers, Killed by Nixon
Wernher Von Braun's Plan for NASA to Mars by 1982 Was Bonkers, Killed by Nixon

27 Jul 2022, 20:53 UTC / In truth, the story of Wernher Von Braun's ambitions for putting humans on Mars dates back to his earliest days in the U.S. after World War II

 
Russian Cosmonauts Leaving the ISS in 2024 Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think, Here’s Why
Russian Cosmonauts Leaving the ISS in 2024 Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think, Here’s Why

27 Jul 2022, 00:08 UTC / Without the long-term support of the nation that launched the first ISS module to space 23 years ago, long term plans for the ISS may be in jeopardy

 
Space Shuttle Food Looks Horrifying in Its Packaging, Supposedly Tastier Than It Looks
Space Shuttle Food Looks Horrifying in Its Packaging, Supposedly Tastier Than It Looks

13 Jul 2022, 02:36 UTC / t must be said, some of the food items on display in this exhibit look especially ghastly. Especially in this dehydrated form

 
Here's What a Space Shuttle Tire Looks Like After a Hard Landing, It's Pretty Brutal
Here's What a Space Shuttle Tire Looks Like After a Hard Landing, It's Pretty Brutal

11 Jul 2022, 19:08 UTC / You can very easily see just how much of the rubber compound was stripped away as the Shuttle made its touchdown at the Kennedy Space Center

 
Grumman Molab: The Lunar Pickup Truck & Trailer Prototype You've Never Seen Before
Grumman Molab: The Lunar Pickup Truck & Trailer Prototype You've Never Seen Before

10 Jul 2022, 05:30 UTC / Today, the only Molab mockup stands guard over the Red Planet Café, the Mars-themed lunch cafeteria inside the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

 
This Apollo Era Lunar Module Never Made it to the Moon, Stranded In A Museum Instead
This Apollo Era Lunar Module Never Made it to the Moon, Stranded In A Museum Instead

9 Jul 2022, 01:30 UTC / Among the pieces in the Cradle of Aviation's significant collection, LM-13 just might be the crown jewel. Its own dedicated section in the museum is the proof.

 
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Re-Boosts the International Space Station, Keeps Its Orbit Safe
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Re-Boosts the International Space Station, Keeps Its Orbit Safe

27 Jun 2022, 19:37 UTC / Docked at the ISS since this February, this particular spacecraft successfully fired its main engine to keep it on rails in orbit for a bit longer.

 
Advanced Gemini: The Little Known Spacecraft Concept That Could Have Outshined Apollo
Advanced Gemini: The Little Known Spacecraft Concept That Could Have Outshined Apollo

6 Jun 2022, 17:52 UTC / This is the curious case of a NASA initiative referred to as Advanced Gemini. The little-known project that would have put the Gemini program on steroids.

 
This NASA Spacecraft Could Have Put Americans on the Moon in 2018, But Congress Stepped In
This NASA Spacecraft Could Have Put Americans on the Moon in 2018, But Congress Stepped In

5 Jun 2022, 08:07 UTC / Just like that, the most promising Lunar Lander spacecraft in almost 50 years was all but dead in the water. Leaving NASA to start all over again.

 
NASA's Space Launch System Almost Never Got Off the Ground, Here's Its Wild Story
NASA's Space Launch System Almost Never Got Off the Ground, Here's Its Wild Story

2 Jun 2022, 06:25 UTC / Announced in 2017, the Artemis Program is an initiative rewriting the playbook for manned beyond Earth exploration. But it nearly never happened at all.

 
Japan Will Send Real-Life Transformer to the Moon in Star Wars-Like Lunar Droid
Japan Will Send Real-Life Transformer to the Moon in Star Wars-Like Lunar Droid

29 Mar 2022, 11:48 UTC / The SORA-Q robot was co-developed by a company called TakaraTomy, best known for creating the original Transformers toys

 
Rocket Lab Set to Launch Astroscale Satellite, Will Demo New Space Debris Removal Tech
Rocket Lab Set to Launch Astroscale Satellite, Will Demo New Space Debris Removal Tech

23 Sep 2021, 19:22 UTC / Rocket Lab's Electron rocket will carry Astroscale's ADRAS-J satellite into orbit. Once deployed, the satellite will demo new space debris removal tech

 
ELSA-d Satellite Has a Magnetic Appetite for Space Junk, Aces Its First Capture in Orbit
ELSA-d Satellite Has a Magnetic Appetite for Space Junk, Aces Its First Capture in Orbit

26 Aug 2021, 02:47 UTC / On August 25th, Astroscale announced that its orbital debris removal satellite has tested for the first time its ability to capture a spacecraft in space.

 
Terminator Tape Draws Satellites Back to Earth Faster to Their Fiery Doom
Terminator Tape Draws Satellites Back to Earth Faster to Their Fiery Doom

23 Aug 2021, 21:52 UTC / Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing company, has successfully proven its Terminator Tape ability to safely and quickly de-orbit an inactive satellite.

 
Elon Musk's Starship Could Be the Pacman of Space and "Chomp Up" the Space Junk
Elon Musk's Starship Could Be the Pacman of Space and "Chomp Up" the Space Junk

7 Jul 2021, 11:04 UTC / On Saturday, July 4th, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to say that the company's Starship spacecraft might "chomp up" space debris in the future.

 
BFG Sleeping Compartment Is a Student Design Already Tested by ISS Astronauts
BFG Sleeping Compartment Is a Student Design Already Tested by ISS Astronauts

28 Jun 2021, 07:15 UTC / This sleeping module is designed for future space missions and includes a modular design, allowing it to be stored when not in use; it's been tested on the ISS