NASA

Northrop Grumman selected to design and build Gateway's habitat module

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a US$187 million contract to design the Habitation And Logistics Outpost (HALO) crew module for NASA's Gateway deep space outpost.

NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with SpaceX launch

Posted in Business, Science on 31st May, 2020
by Alex Muller

The exhilarating spectacle of the rocket soaring flawlessly into the heavens came as a welcome triumph for a nation gripped by civil unrest, as well as ongoing fear and economic upheaval from the coronavirus pandemic.

First direct marsquake data reveals a seismically active Red Planet

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

The spacecraft’s primary sensor has now pulled in the first ever direct measurements of seismic activity on Mars, which mission scientists can use as window to better understand the planet’s insides and its potential to harbor life.

Moon, Mars and beyond: Space exploration highlights coming up in 2020

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Science stands still for no one, and with a new year comes a new calendar of exciting events in spaceflight and exploration. New Atlas rounds up some of the most important milestones to look forward to in 2020.

NASA releases Martian water map for future astronauts

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The single most valuable resource for manned deep space missions is water. The most obvious reason is that it's literally vital for keeping astronauts alive by providing drinking water and oxygen, but it's also important because water can be converted into rocket fuel.