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NASA needs to revise planetary protection plans, the panel advises science

In the 1970s, the Mars Viking lander was sterilized in specially built stoves. NASA By Paul Voosen Oct. 18, 2019, 5:00 PM According to a report released today, NASA rules on the possible spread of microbes on other planets and the possible return of alien life governing the earth, often anachronistic and require a comprehensive rethinking by an independent advisory …

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success! NASA confirms that the mole is working again.

After months of setbacks, NASA says the InSight Lander Mole is working again. InSight landed on the 26th of November 2018 on Mars in Elysium Planitia. His mission is to study the inside of the planet and learn how Mars and other rocky planets formed. InSight is a NASA mission with other partners, including the DLR (German Aerospace Center). "The …

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NASA will make its first all-female spacewalk

When two American astronauts leave the International Space Station on Friday morning to replace a power controller, this will be a much anticipated milestone. Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch will have taken the first all-female spacewalk. Such a walk was to take place in March, but was postponed because NASA did not have two suitcases of corresponding size. This …

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NASA picture of the day: Cassini satellite captures 5 of Saturn's moons | Science | News

On July 29, 2011 the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera took this snapshot, capturing five of Saturn's moons, from just above the ringplane. Saturn's small moons Janus and Pandora, which are respectively 111 miles and 50 miles across (179 and 81km) across. In the middle of the sky 313 miles (504km) diameter moon Enceladus. [19659002] …

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See how the NASA Curiosity Rover digs like a dog in the Martian sand

This impressive track is part of the scientific mission of Curiosity on Mars. NASA / JPL-Caltech It does not matter if you're a machine on a distant planet. Sometimes you just feel compelled to play in the sand. The NASA Curiosity Rover created this beautiful track on October 14th. The Rover can not build sandcastles, but he can use his …

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Get an overview of NASA missions on Mars

The InSight Lander was pictured from above by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Are the biscuits and cream on Mars? No, it's just polar dunes dusted with ice and sand. A recent photo taken by the Curiosity Rover shows his current location, known as the Teal Ridge. The rover has investigated the clay-containing unit in this region. Chilled lava helped preserve …

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NASA tries again with the first all-female spacewalk

NASA will launch the first all-female spacewalk on Friday after it canceled it earlier this year because it did not have two space suits of the correct size. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir is expected to replace a performance controller in front of the International Space Station that failed at the weekend's 221st Spacewalk at the weekend since …

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NASA will award Boeing an additional cost for up to 10 SLS missiles

Enlarge / The structural test article for the liquid oxygen tank of the Space Launch System (SLS) was manufactured and stacked in June 2019 at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. NASA The principle of a cost premium is simple. Occasionally the US government needs something extraordinarily difficult, complex and unprecedented to build. In these cases, the government will …

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