NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Arrives At Mars

UPDATE: NASA has confirmed that the MAVEN spacecraft has entered orbit around Mars. NASA’s latest Mars mission will arrive at the Red Planet this Sunday after traveling 442 million miles during its 10-month journey. The spacecraft will study Mars from orbit in the hopes of answering the question: If Mars once had an atmosphere capable […]

NASA Picks Boeing, SpaceX To Transport Astronauts To International Space Station

Less than a month after NASA gave the go-ahead for construction of its new heavy-lift rocket, the agency announced it has selected SpaceX and Boeing to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station aboard private space taxis. NASA awarded Boeing and SpaceX contracts worth $4.2 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively, to develop […]

NASA To Reformat Opportunity Rover’s Memory From 125 Million Miles Away

After more than a decade roaming the Red Planet, NASA’s Opportunity rover needs to have its flash memory reformatted in order to resolve computer resets that are interfering with the rover’s science activities. “Flash-memory induced resets have increased in occurrence, preventing meaningful science until this problem can be corrected,” NASA said in an update. The […]