NASA Invests In Ultra-Lightweight Tech For Missions To Mars And Beyond

For future deep-space missions, NASA wants to reduce the mass of its spacecraft by 40 percent. To do it, they'll need ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials. Today, the Agency announced its selection of three proposals that will develop and manufacture these materials "for future aerospace vehicles and structures." »4/07/15 7:00pm4/07/15 7:00pm


NASA Sets A 2018 Launch Date For The Rocket That Will Take Us To Mars

Three years after its unveiling, NASA managers have approved the development of the rocket that will carry astronauts into deep space. Called the Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy-lift rocket will be the most powerful ever built, and is designed to launch the next generation of space explorers to deep-space… »8/30/14 11:30am8/30/14 11:30am

Watch NASA Test Its Rocket-Powered "Flying Saucer" Live On io9!

After scrapping all of its planned test launches earlier this month, NASA will today attempt to release its Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) from the edge of space. The rocket-powered, flying saucer–shaped landing vehicle will then return to Earth on a dramatic path through Hawaii's skies. Watch it live, here! »6/28/14 1:40pm6/28/14 1:40pm