Pop Quiz: Spacesuits

From Apollo to Artemis, spacesuits have played a key role in making human space exploration possible. When you head into space, you can’t forget your spacesuit! It is what protects astronauts on their journey, and helps us survive on worlds beyond our own. Spacesuit designs have changed over the years,

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Ingenuity

Solving Space – Ingenuity

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. The exploration missions of today will fuel the deep space expeditions of tomorrow. One pioneering technology demonstration, named Ingenuity, is soaring above the red planet, and laying the foundation for autonomous powered flight on worlds beyond our own. A helicopter on

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Perseverance

Solving Space – Perseverance

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. The exploration missions of today will fuel the deep space expeditions of tomorrow. One of these pioneering missions, Mars 2020, involves the Perseverance rover roaming the red planet with invaluable cargo that will help us learn more about ancient Mars as

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Solving Space – OSIRIS-Rex

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. The exploration missions of today will fuel the deep space expeditions of tomorrow. One of these pioneering missions, OSIRIS-Rex, is on its way back to Earth with some precious cargo that just might help us learn more about our solar system.

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Lunar Rover

Pop Quiz: Rovers & surface exploration vehicles

As we push forward to explore new worlds with Artemis, it is important to look back at how the rovers and surface exploration vehicles of yesterday have inspired the designs for those of tomorrow. NASA has used these vehicles for transportation, to collect samples and run scientific investigations to learn

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Lunar Rover

Solving Space – Apollo-era lunar rover

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. As we prepare for a return to the Moon with Artemis, it is important to look back at how Apollo inspired NASA’s next giant leap. Many of today’s rover designs were inspired by perhaps one of the most iconic vehicles of

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BMMD

Solving Space – Tracking physical fitness

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. Exercise can be extreme on Earth, but astronauts take it to the next level in zero gravity. That’s why it’s critical that their physical condition is closely monitored.

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Cycle Ergometer

Solving Space: Space Bike

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. Exercise can be extreme on Earth, but astronauts take it to the next level in zero gravity. Cycling in space? It’s an important part of an astronaut’s exercise

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COLBERT treadmill

Solving Space: Space Cardio

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. Exercise can be extreme on Earth, but astronauts take it to the next level in zero gravity. What does a cosmic cardio workout look like? Surprisingly, not much

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Exercising in space

Pop Quiz: Exercising in space

Astronauts don’t stop exercising when they travel into space. In fact, they double down with a rigorous exercise regimen to fight bone and muscle loss during their long duration spaceflight missions. Far above the Earth, astronauts are exercising on the International Space Station (ISS) to combat the effects of microgravity

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