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NASA Delays Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept Selection until 2015

Jason Davis • December 17, 2014 • 1

NASA's efforts to capture a near-Earth asteroid and tow it back to lunar orbit will have to wait a little bit longer for a final mission concept.

United Launch Alliance Answers Burning Questions about Orion's Rocket

Jason Davis • November 26, 2014

When Orion launches next week, you may notice something alarming: The spacecraft's rocket sort of catches itself on fire. But not to worry, says United Launch Alliance.

A Rich Potpourri of Future Mission Concepts

Van Kane • November 26, 2014

The past few months have brought announcements for new missions from India and China as well as a wealth of creative ideas for future missions.

How NASA Plans to Land Humans on Mars

Jason Davis • November 20, 2014 • 2

On the surface, NASA's humans to Mars plans seem vague and disjointed. But that's because the agency is playing the long game. Right now, it may be the only game they can play.

Planetary Science Gets Its Day in Congress

Casey Dreier • September 09, 2014

Watch Planetary Society President Jim Bell testify before a congressional subcommittee on Wednesday, September 10th.

The latest on NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission

Jason Davis • June 23, 2014 • 3

During televised updates on June 18 and 19, NASA showcased its progress on Orion and ARM. Here's the latest news.

The Planetary Society Supports NASA's Asteroid Initiative

Casey Dreier • May 27, 2014 • 22

The Planetary Society strongly supports NASA's asteroid initiative, including the goal of redirecting an asteroid to the vicinity of the Moon. But an independent cost estimate is needed, and needed soon.

Bringing Orion Home: How the U.S. Navy will pluck our future astronauts from the sea

Jason Davis • February 14, 2014 • 19

When our future astronauts splash down into the Pacific Ocean aboard an Orion capsule, Mike Generale, NASA, and the U.S. Navy will be waiting for them.

Shaping the Search for Life

Jason Davis • January 14, 2014 • 1

A short film on the Giant Magellan Telescope, which could revolutionize exoplanet research and shape the search for life in the Universe.

NASA Just Cancelled its Advanced Spacecraft Power Program

Casey Dreier • November 15, 2013 • 32

The Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Program (ASRG) was just cancelled by NASA. This was to be the saving grace for Plutonium-238 availability, as it was a much more efficient way to generate electricity than classic RTG systems.

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