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NASA's outgoing technology guru talks about what's in the agency's R&D pipeline.
November 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Some scientists are both great researchers and fine human beings. Ron Greeley was one of them.
October 29, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
The big bomber's little-known errands of mercy.
October 27, 2011 | By Guy Longshore
For Halloween, a collection of weird tales about airports and aircraft.
October 25, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
NASA animal research practices have come a long way since the days of Able and Baker.
October 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
Three-dimensional printing technology can be used in conjunction with the material and energy resources of the Moon to build new space faring capabilities.
October 24, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
When a Soyuz lifts off from French Guiana on Thursday, it will be the first one to launch outside of Russia or Kazakhstan in the rocket's 44-year history, and the first step in assembling Europe's new GPS system.
October 19, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Cue the Lawrence of Arabia theme. Actually, I prefer the soundtrack that the Mars Exploration Rover team used for this time-lapse video showing Opportunity’s 13-mile trek from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater.
October 13, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Newly recognized "hollows" on the planet Mercury help to inform us about the origin, history and processes associated with some unusual landforms on the Moon.
October 08, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
What draws me to Titan is the mystery. After 50 years of robotic exploration most other objects in the solar system have given up their secrets, at least to a first order.
October 07, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Manned and Unmanned join forces in a training exercise.
September 30, 2011 | By John M. Doyle
Among the list of things one expects to find while sifting through former President Bill Clinton's stuff, a lost moon rock might be low on the list.
September 23, 2011 | By Heather Goss
What it was like in the pits that day.
September 19, 2011 | By Linda Shiner
We seem to be in one of those periods in which basic reasons for doing what we do as a nation are called into question.
September 17, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
Part III: Resource Utilization Considerations In Part I and Part II of this series, I examined some of the operational and scientific issues associated with a human mission to a near Earth asteroid (NEO) and contrasted them with the simpler operations and greater scientific return of a mission to the Moon. To continue the discussion [...]
September 02, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
Part II: Scientific Considerations In my last post, I examined some of the operational considerations associated with a human mission to a near Earth asteroid and how it contrasted with the simpler, easier operations of lunar return. Here, I want to consider what we might do at this destination by focusing on the scientific activities [...]
September 01, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
Can a spacecraft hop its way to winning the Google Lunar X prize?
September 2011 | By Michael Belfiore
In an annual ceremony, the last of the Doolittle Raiders recall their part in victory over Japan.
September 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
Four aircraft, 12 airmen, 25 days, 40 below zero, in the middle of nowhere.
September 2011 | By Edward Farmer
Unmanned aerial vehicles redefine the term "nonstop flight."
September 2011 | By Michael Milstein