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Curiosity Robot Detects Episodic Increase in Methane Concentration in Mars’ Atmosphere

Curiosity Robot Detects Episodic Increase in Methane Concentration in Mars’ Atmosphere

An article published this week in Science confirms the existence of methane fluctuations in the atmosphere of Mars, as a result of the detailed analysis of data sent during 605 soles or Martian days. The team of researchers that have elaborated this article includes Francisco Javier Martín-Torres, from the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences (CSIC-UGR) [More]
Kirobo Robot Astronaut to Return to Earth from the International Space Station

Kirobo Robot Astronaut to Return to Earth from the International Space Station

Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO: 4324) (ISIN: JP3551520004) (President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 74,609.81 million yen) announced today that Kirobo, the robot astronaut that spent eighteen months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is scheduled to return to Earth tomorrow. [More]
Robotic Flight Controllers Successfully Install NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System Aboard the ISS

Robotic Flight Controllers Successfully Install NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System Aboard the ISS

On Jan. 22, 2015, robotic flight controllers successfully installed NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) aboard the International Space Station through a robotic handoff — the first time one robotic arm on station has worked in concert with a second robotic arm. CATS will collect data about clouds, volcanic ash plumes and tiny airborne particles that can help improve our understanding of aerosol and cloud interactions and improve the accuracy of climate change models. [More]
Consumer Electronics Association Extends Support to New UAS “Know Before You Fly” Safety Campaign

Consumer Electronics Association Extends Support to New UAS “Know Before You Fly” Safety Campaign

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced its support of the new UAS safety campaign, “Know Before You Fly,” today during the 2015 International CES®. The campaign provides prospective operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly. [More]
Moon Express Selected for NASA's Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown Initiative

Moon Express Selected for NASA's Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown Initiative

NASA is working with U.S. industry to develop the capabilities and cutting-edge technologies that will help send astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit. To achieve this goal, space travelers will need the resources to survive during long-duration missions to an asteroid, Mars and other outer planets. [More]
Two Missouri S&T Students Part of Team to Design Mars Landing Mission

Two Missouri S&T Students Part of Team to Design Mars Landing Mission

Two Missouri University of Science and Technology students and one recent graduate are part of a team that has been selected as a finalist to design part of a Mars landing mission in 2018. [More]
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Views ‘Alexander Hills’ Bedrock

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Views ‘Alexander Hills’ Bedrock

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a swath of bedrock called "Alexander Hills," which the rover approached for close-up inspection of selected targets. [More]
Committee on Space Research 2018 Meeting to be Hosted by JPL and Caltech

Committee on Space Research 2018 Meeting to be Hosted by JPL and Caltech

The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), an international scientific organization, will have its 2018 meeting in Pasadena, California, hosted by the California Institute of Technology and supported by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. [More]
Team Synergy Moon to Live-Stream Soft-Landing of Planetary Rover through Hang w/ Video Social Media Platform

Team Synergy Moon to Live-Stream Soft-Landing of Planetary Rover through Hang w/ Video Social Media Platform

Hang w/announced today that Google Lunar X PRIZE Competitor, Team Synergy Moon, will use the live-streaming video social media platform to bring viewers along on their journey to soft-land a planetary rover on the Moon. [More]
NASA Begins ATLO Phase of InSight Mars Lander Mission

NASA Begins ATLO Phase of InSight Mars Lander Mission

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars. [More]