22 teams selected for final stage of Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2

NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, has selected 22 qualifying teams to compete in the competition round of Phase 2 of the Space Robotics Challenge. Eligible teams will advance to the final virtual competition round, which will begin in late January. e Phase 2 of the Space Robotics Challenge

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Mission Monday: James Webb Space Telescope

Next year NASA plans to launch the next generation of space telescopes, the James Webb Space Telescope. Get to know this exciting new mission with 10 fast facts in today’s Mission Monday. The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. Webb is

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They’re going to the moon! Artemis Astronauts Announced

With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. It’s the next step towards sending astronauts to Mars. Recently, NASA announced the 18 men and women selected as astronauts for the Artemis program. The astronauts on the Artemis Team come from

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Mission Monday: What does the future hold for the Space Station?

This month marked 20 years of continuous human presence onboard the International Space Station (ISS), a remarkable feat. But what does the future hold for the world’s orbital laboratory? Let’s take a quick look at some of the ideas and plans NASA holds for the future of the ISS. The

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 prepare for liftoff aboard spacecraft ‘Resilience’

Are you ready for #LaunchAmerica? NASA and SpaceX are targeting Nov. 14 for the launch of the agency’s Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff is scheduled for Nov. 14 6:49 p.m. CT* from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Watch the launch and

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ISS20 Trivia: Week 2

This month we are celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station (ISS)! In honor of this major milestone, we are featuring ISS themed trivia questions. Test your knowledge below!

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VIDEO: Expedition 1 – The Beginning

Watch with us as the Expedition 1 crew — the very first mission to the International Space Station — discusses what was it like to live and work aboard our orbiting laboratory 20 years ago. Explore More Explore the articles below to learn more about the International Space Station and

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Launch and Landing: ISS Crew Change Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Continuous Space Habitation

This month marked a crew rotation on the International Space Station! On October 14, along with two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins arrived aboard the ISS. As the ISS approaches the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence, astronauts continue to test technologies, perform science, and develop the skills needed

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Our Future on Mars

Since Galileo first saw Mars through a telescope in 1610, the red planet has captivated astronomers and explorers. As one of our closest neighbors, scientists hope they can find answers to some of the greatest questions in history just beneath the Martian surface. In our October Thought Leader Series, presented

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Meet Spidernaut, NASA’s arachnid robot prototype

What has eight legs and crawls on web-like trusses? A spider fit for space. Get to know Spidernaut, NASA’s spider-like robot prototype, in today’s post. When NASA needed a new versatile robot to tackle some of the more difficult challenges of future deep space travel, Spidernaut seemed like it would

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