NASA explores inflatable spacecraft technology
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child's toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the red planet is just one of many engineering challenges the agency faces as it eyes an ambitious goal of sending humans into deep space later this century.
NASA’s Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday night...
What Would You Like to Send to Mars?
Once upon a time in New Jersey, the space program was a big deal. We anticipated each launch and television was interrupted both when they went up and came down. We knew the names of the astronauts. They were national heroes. Kids wanted to grow up to be them. Buzz Aldrin “danced with the stars” because of such notoriety. Now, not so much.