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NASA has selected Solar Cruiser – a SmallSat mission led by principal investigator Les Johnson of Marshall Space Flight Center – to share a ride to space in 2025 with the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe.

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Johnny Heflin has celebrated his 30th anniversary working with NASA. Heflin, Space Launch System liquid engines manager at Marshall Space Flight Center, oversees a team developing and testing the RS-25 and RL10 engines that will provide the power to send astronauts to the Moon on future Arte…

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From garage inventors to university students and entrepreneurs, NASA is looking for ideas on how to excavate the Moon’s icy regolith, or dirt, and deliver it to a hypothetical processing plant at the lunar South Pole. The NASA Break the Ice Lunar Challenge, now open for registration, is desi…

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The past 20 years aboard the International Space Station have yielded scientific and technological advancements in the only laboratory available for long-duration microgravity research. These include fundamental disease research, the discovery of steadily burning cool flames, new water purif…

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Flying silently through the void of space around a globe of blue and green is the most advanced science laboratory ever developed: the International Space Station. Inside humanity’s orbiting outpost is a buzz of activity as explorers, pilots, doctors, and scientists from around the world con…

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Nearly 50 years ago, astronauts drove the first crewed lunar rover on the surface of the Moon. Today, students from around the world – the Artemis Generation – are using the inspiration of the Apollo missions, the goals of the Artemis program, and their own ingenuity to design and build rove…

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Following the spectacular night launch Nov. 15 and subsequent rendezvous with the International Space Station a little more than a day later, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission is ready to begin a six-month science mission on the station – and a new chapter in human exploration of space.

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On Earth, amethysts can form when gas bubbles in lava cool under the right conditions. In space, a dying star with a mass similar to the Sun is capable of producing a structure on par with the appeal of these beautiful gems.

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Nearly 50 years ago, astronauts drove the first crewed lunar rover on the surface of the Moon. Today, students from around the world – the Artemis Generation – are using the inspiration of the Apollo missions, the goals of the Artemis program…

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Falling through a cloud, Harsha Rayapati could see a layer of condensation on his arm. He was hurtling downward from 30,000 feet, oxygen mask strapped to his face and contents of his stomach trying to make their way to his throat.

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Following the spectacular night launch Nov. 15 and subsequent rendezvous with the International Space Station a little more than a day later, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission is ready to begin a six-month science mission on the station – and a ne…

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The inspiration from Paul Crawford’s dad – a former NASA engineer – paid off. Crawford is the Launch Vehicle Mission Safety manager for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at Marshall Space Flight Center.