Robotic tunneler may explore icy moons
A robotic "cryobot," designed to tunnel down through thick ice caps and penetrate subterranean seas, is undergoing tests on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska. It paves the way towards one day exploring the ...
Researcher discusses instrument designed for Europa mission
On May 26, 2015, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that nine scientific instruments had been selected for a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa that will launch in the 2020s. ...
NASA sees powerful storms within Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa
Two NASA satellites provided a look inside and outside of Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa. NASA and JAXA's GPM satellite observed rainfall rates and cloud heights identifying powerful thunderstorms within the cyclone, ...
Supersonic NASA parachute torn to pieces in latest test
NASA scientists working toward putting people on Mars said Tuesday a supersonic parachute they are developing to slow a vehicle's approach to the Red Planet partially deployed in a test, but immediately ripped ...
NASA sees the start of India's monsoon season
Monsoon rainfall, although a little later than normal, started on June 5, 2015, in southern India. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core satellite gathered rainfall data that was used to create ...
Rainfall spacecraft debris to re-enter over tropics
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft, a joint mission of NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to study rainfall for weather and climate research, is expected to re-enter ...
NASA commercial crew partner SpaceX achieves pad abort milestone approval
NASA has approved a $30 million milestone payment to SpaceX under the agency's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement with the company following a recent and successful pad abort test of ...
NASA 'flying saucer' deploys partially on test
NASA launched a giant balloon Monday carrying a kind of "flying saucer" that will test technologies for landing on Mars, but its outsized parachute only partly deployed.
NASA tests 'flying saucer' device for future Mars landings
NASA launched a giant balloon Monday carrying a kind of "flying saucer" that will test technologies for landing on Mars.
NASA sees tropical storm Blanca weaken
NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites showed the transition of Blanca from a hurricane to a tropical storm before it made landfall in Baja California, Mexico. June 8, Blanca was ...
Hawaii skies stand in for Mars atmosphere in NASA gear test (Update)
NASA is using the skies around the Hawaiian island of Kauai to test new technology that it wants to use for landing larger spacecraft—and eventually astronauts—on Mars.
Using meteorite impacts to study seismic waves on Mars
Bad weather delays NASA 'flying saucer' launch again
The test launch of a NASA flying saucer equipped with a supersonic parachute that may one day help spacecraft land on Mars was postponed again Friday due to bad weather.
NASA 'flying saucer' launch set for Friday
Bad weather led the US space agency to postpone until Friday the first test of the largest parachute ever deployed, with the view of one day using it to land on Mars.