Artemis 1 mission sets the stage for routine space exploration beyond Earth’s orbit

NASA is going back to the moon. Credit: NASA NASA’s Artemis 1 mission is poised to take a key step toward returning humans to the moon after a half-century hiatus. The launch was scheduled for the morning of Aug. 29, 2022, but was postponed due to an issue with one of the rocket’s engines. The … Read more

Artemis 1 science: Moon mission will aid deep space exploration

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is about to launch its biggest rocket since the famous Saturn V took Apollo astronauts to the moon — and that’s where this new mission is headed as well. The agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is set to lift off from Pad 39B here at Kennedy Space Center on … Read more

New water map of Mars will prove invaluable for future exploration

Science & Exploration 08/22/2022 443 views 11 likes A new map of Mars is changing the way we think about the planet’s watery past, and showing where we should land in the future. The map shows mineral deposits across the planet and has been painstakingly created over the last decade using data from ESA’s Mars … Read more

New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems

A world map showing rare earth element-high field strength element (REE-HFSE) deposits and alkaline-silicate complexes mentioned in the main text. Alkaline-silicate complexes with and without carbonatite are shown in white, and systems containing major carbonatite-associated REE deposits are shown in gray. The crustal basement thickness map is an inversion of satellite gravity data (Alvey et … Read more

A team of scientists undertake a comprehensive analysis of samples returned from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 mission and provide invaluable insights into the formation and evolution of our solar system — ScienceDaily

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 mission returned uncontaminated primitive asteroid samples to Earth. A comprehensive analysis of 16 particles from the asteroid Ryugu revealed many insights into the processes that operated before, during and after the formation of the solar system, with some still shaping the surface of the present-day asteroid. Elemental and isotopic … Read more

The people of Artemis: Jeremy Parsons, NASA Exploration Ground Systems Deputy Manager

Scott Johnson April 2nd, 2022 Artemis 1 at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39B after its March 17-18, 2022, rollout. Credit: Scott Johnson / Spaceflight Insider KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — At the recent rollout of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) moon rocket, Spaceflight Insider had the opportunity to speak with a number of … Read more