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.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Andres fading RapidScat of Andres
NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look Tropical Storm Andres' fading winds and rain as it weakens toward dissipation in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The National Hurricane Center ...
Mars solar conjunction puts missions on hold in June
In June 2015, Mars will swing almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective, and this celestial geometry will lead to diminished communications with spacecraft at Mars.
NASA-led volunteers map landslides by Nepal quakes
As millions of people regroup from the impact of the earthquakes in Nepal, a team of international volunteers is combing through satellite imagery of the region to identify additional hazards—earthquake-induced ...
NASA's Operation IceBridge concludes 2015 Arctic campaign
Operation IceBridge wrapped up its seventh Arctic deployment on May 21, when NASA's C-130 research aircraft with the mission's researchers and instruments on board departed Thule Air Base in Greenland and ...
NASA pushes flying saucer parachute test to Thursday
High waves forced NASA to postpone until Thursday the first test of the largest parachute ever deployed, during a flying saucer launch that will try out new technologies for landing on Mars.
Handshake from space with ESA's Haptics-2 experiment
This deceptively modest force-feedback joystick in ESA's Telerobotics Laboratory is set to become a piece of space history.
Future issues perchlorate poses for colonizing Mars
There's a problem on the surface of Mars, and its name is perchlorate.
NASA to test supersonic parachute in flying saucer launch (Update)
The US space agency plans to try out the largest parachute ever deployed Wednesday during a flying saucer launch that will test new technologies for landing on Mars.
The rise and fall of giant balloons on the edge of space
The giant balloon brought down on a cattle station in remote south-west Queensland in April was part of a NASA mission to test the feasibility of using specialised balloons flown in the stratosphere for sc ...
NASA releases new collection of hurricane science animations
NASA satellites have been providing valuable data on hurricanes to scientists for decades. To mark the beginning of the 2015 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, NASA has released a new collection of scientific ...
Low-density supersonic decelerator prepared for second flight test
The second flight test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will be attempted on Tuesday, June 2 at no earlier than 1:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. HST), launching a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped ...
NASA tests aircraft wing coatings that slough bug guts
Bug guts create drag, and drag increases fuel consumption. But aircraft of the future could be made more fuel-efficient with non-stick coatings NASA recently tested on Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 757.