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InSight's Problems: Possible Impacts

Van Kane • December 23, 2015 • 4

Van Kane details the potential repercussions of the launch delay of InSight Mars lander on the rest of NASA's Discovery mission program.

[Updated] An Extraordinary Budget for NASA in 2016

Casey Dreier • December 18, 2015 • 14

Congress's plan to fund the U.S. government in 2016 includes a stellar $1.3 billion increase for NASA over last year, nearly $730 million above the President's request.

Discovery Finalists

Van Kane • October 09, 2015 • 6

Van Kane rounds up the missions selected to move onto the next round in NASA's Discovery proposal process.

NASA announces five Discovery proposals selected for further study

Casey Dreier and Emily Lakdawalla • September 30, 2015 • 21

NASA announced the first-round selections for its next Discovery mission today. A total of five planetary mission concepts -- three targeted at asteroids, two at Venus -- will move to the next stage of the competition.

Mars Week Continues: We've Released Our 'Humans Orbiting Mars' Workshop Report

Casey Dreier • September 29, 2015 • 2

Learn all about a sustainable, affordable path to get humans to the Red Planet—a path that goes through Mars orbit and Phobos.

Searching for the Origins of Earth’s Water

Van Kane • September 17, 2015 • 1

Three recently proposed low-cost space missions all aim to answer the same question: Where did Earth's abundant water come from?

IceBreaker: The Search for Life on Mars

Van Kane • September 08, 2015 • 3

The IceBreaker mission, proposed to NASA's Discovery program for low-cost missions, would seek out life on the northern plains of Mars.

CubeSats to the Moon

Casey Dreier • September 02, 2015 • 1

Casey interviews Dr. Craig Hardgrove about his lunar CubeSat, how it came together, and how NASA’s support for small missions are important for early career scientists like himself.

Outer Planet News

Van Kane • August 25, 2015 • 6

NASA's Outer Planet Analysis Group is currently meeting to hear the agency's current plans and to provide the feedback of the scientific community on those plans.

MERLIN: The Creative Choices Behind a Proposal to Explore the Martian Moons

Van Kane • August 10, 2015 • 4

Van Kane presents one of the three missions from the latest round of NASA Discovery proposals with the goal of exploring Mars' moons.

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