NASA, Partner Establish New Research Group for Mars Sample Return Program – NASA Mars Exploration

Mars Sample Retrieval Lander Concept Illustration: This illustration shows a concept for a proposed NASA Sample Retrieval Lander that would carry a small rocket (about 10 feet, or 3 meters, tall) called the Mars Ascent Vehicle to the Martian surface. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech. Download image › Sixteen scientists from the US, Europe, Canada, … Read more

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Set To Study Geology of 2 Super-Earths

The James Webb Space Telescope, an international program led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, aims to peer beyond our solar system to distant worlds orbiting other stars, as well as investigate the fascinating structures and origins of our universe and our role within it. And now, … Read more

View from Mars Hill: Schmitt set to be grand marshal in 4th of July parade | Columnists

KEVIN SCHINDLER In July of 1964, a newly minted PhD geologist from Harvard University packed his belongings in his ’55 Chevy and left Boston for a new job. His destination was the mountain town of Flagstaff – 2,500 miles away – but the trip would ultimately lead to a more distant locality. One hundred times … Read more

NASA picks new experiments for commercial delivery to moon in 2026

Privately developed spacecraft will carry a new suite of science gear to the moon in 2026 to support NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, if all goes according to plan. The agency has selected two sets of instruments as part of its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, which aims to study the moon’s history and … Read more

NASA Priority Artemis Science on Moon To Investigate Mysterious Gruithuisen Domes

NASA is planning to send a lander and rover to the beautiful Gruithuisen Domes, as seen in this controlled mosaic, and LROC images will help guide the way. The domes are located at 36.3 ° N, 319.8 ° E. Image 55 km (34 miles) wide, north is up. Credit: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State … Read more

NASA to buy 5 more astronaut missions from SpaceX

NASA plans to buy five more SpaceX crewed flights to the International Space Station. The agency announced a “sole source modification” to its contract with SpaceX, which operates the only American system currently carrying NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The expected value of the modified contract was not disclosed in an … Read more

NASA picks 2 companies to build spacesuits for astronauts on the moon and in Earth orbit

NASA has selected two companies to make spacesuits for its Artemis moon program and future International Space Station (ISS) missions. Teams led by Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace (with ILC Dover as a major contributor) received access to a contract worth up to a total of $ 3.5 billion to supply spacesuits for future NASA … Read more

NASA is making a big announcement today about its Artemis moon spacesuits. Watch the reveal live.

NASA will apparently reveal today (June 1) who’s going to make the spacesuits for its Artemis moon program, and you can watch the unveiling live. The news will come during a press conference that starts at 2 pm EDT (1800 GMT). You can watch it live here at, courtesy of NASA, or directly via … Read more