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Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:43

The suite of space-age tools loaded on NASA`s next robotic vehicle, bound for the Red Planet in 2020, will include a device for making oxygen out of carbon dioxide.

Vintage NASA spacecraft set for interplanetary probe

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 18:20

A team of scientists is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft named International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft, ISEE-3, to enter new science frontiers.

NASA to reveal Mars 2020 rover instruments

NASA to reveal Mars 2020 rover instruments

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:33

The US space agency is set to announce Thursday the instruments that will be carried aboard the agency`s Mars 2020 mission rover.

Arctic new training ground for Mars exploration

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 15:49

A team of NASA scientists is testing new equipment in Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada, to better equip themselves for exploring Mars.

NASA``s Mars rover sets off-Earth, off-road distance record

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 05:03

NASA`s decade-old Mars rover Opportunity has set a new off-Earth, off-road distance record, logging just over 25 miles (40 km) on the surface of the Red Planet to surpass the benchmark set in 1973 by a Russian probe on the moon.

NASA`s Cassini spacecraft finds 101 geysers on icy Saturn moon

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:44

Scientists using mission data from NASA`s Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn`s icy moon Enceladus.

NASA`s Mars Opportunity breaks `out of this world` distance record

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:04

NASA`s Opportunity Mars rover has now become the first vehicle to travel farther than any other man made vehicle on the surface of another world.

NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:40

The US space agency`s Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA has said.

Now you can print your own 3D models of probes, asteroids with NASA

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 16:35

NASA has released STL files that would allow people to make their own 3D models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.

Close comet flyby puts NASA`s Mars spacecraft at risk

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 14:59

As a comet heads towards a close flyby of Mars Oct 19 this year, NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, the US space agency said in a statement.

2012`s `Solar flare` could have pushed Earth into dark age

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:32

NASA has recently revealed that Earth nearly missed a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that might have plunged the planet towards a global catastrophe on July 23, 2012.

NASA considering proposal for commercial Mars data relay

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:13

To avoid a potential communications gap that is set to happen in 2020, NASA is currently looking for proposals for commercial satellites to be put in the orbit around Mars for telecommunication purposes on future missions.