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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover to Get First Close-Up Look at Dark Bagnold Dunes

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover to Get First Close-Up Look at Dark Bagnold Dunes

On its way to higher layers of the mountain where it is investigating how Mars' environment changed billions of years ago, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take advantage of a chance to study some modern Martian activity at mobile sand dunes. [More]
NASA Awards Humanoid Robot Prototypes to Two Universities for Advanced Research

NASA Awards Humanoid Robot Prototypes to Two Universities for Advanced Research

Humanoid robots will be helpful to astronauts on our journey to Mars, so NASA has awarded prototypes to two universities for advanced research and development work. [More]
NASA’s Sunday Experiment Event Focuses on New Robotic Technologies for Space Operations

NASA’s Sunday Experiment Event Focuses on New Robotic Technologies for Space Operations

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Nov. 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. This afternoon of free activities gives elementary aged and other family members a look into how NASA explores space and studies Earth from space using satellites and other technology. [More]
EMXYS Presents Conclusions on Long Range Radio Frequency Navigation Sensor Implementation for Mars Sample Return Mission

EMXYS Presents Conclusions on Long Range Radio Frequency Navigation Sensor Implementation for Mars Sample Return Mission

In the framework of the European Space Agency’s Exomars Robotic Exploration Mission to explore the planet Mars, EMXYS as a leader of a Spanish consortium that includes the Universitat Politècnica de València, GMV and AURORASAT, has presented its conclusions to the European Space Agency (ESA) for the implementation of the Long Range Radio Frequency Navigation Sensor planned to be on-board the Mars spacecraft intended to get back to Earth 500 grams of Martian rocks and sand. [More]
Cassini Spacecraft Successfully Completes Close Flyby of Saturn's Moon

Cassini Spacecraft Successfully Completes Close Flyby of Saturn's Moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus today, passing 30 miles (49 kilometers) above the moon's south polar region at approximately 8:22 a.m. PDT (11:22 a.m. EDT). [More]
UNISONO Communication Solution Enables Orbiting Space Station to Maintain Contact with Robots on a Planet

UNISONO Communication Solution Enables Orbiting Space Station to Maintain Contact with Robots on a Planet

The international UNISONO project, which is coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, has developed a communication solution that can allow orbiting space station in outer space to maintain uninterrupted contact with robots working on the surface of a planet. [More]
Winners of 2015 Sample Return Robot Challenge to be Honored by NASA and U.S. Senate

Winners of 2015 Sample Return Robot Challenge to be Honored by NASA and U.S. Senate

The West Virginia Mountaineers, winners of the 2015 Sample Return Robot Challenge, will be recognized for their achievement at an event from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 21, in Room 385 of the Senate Russell Office Building in Washington. Media are invited to attend and meet the team members. [More]
Engineers Employ Friction-Stir Welding to Connect Orion Spacecraft’s Tunnel and Forward Bulkhead

Engineers Employ Friction-Stir Welding to Connect Orion Spacecraft’s Tunnel and Forward Bulkhead

Lockheed Martin and NASA engineers have successfully welded the Orion spacecraft’s tunnel and forward bulkhead together. [More]
Engineers Perform Final Decontamination on Orion Crew Module

Engineers Perform Final Decontamination on Orion Crew Module

The Orion crew module flown 3,600 miles into space during Exploration Flight Test-1 has arrived to the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company headquarters in Littleton, Colorado. [More]
Trimble’s Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System Transforms Geospatial-Based Mapping, Inspection Applications

Trimble’s Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System Transforms Geospatial-Based Mapping, Inspection Applications

Trimble announced today the ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a new aerial imaging and workflow solution that captures and processes geo-referenced photo and video data for mapping, agriculture and inspection applications. [More]