Space Exploration http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39781/more en A Look At Projects Staking A Future On The Moon http://aviationweek.com/space/look-projects-staking-future-moon <div class="node-body gallery-body">More than 25 public and private organizations are working on lunar exploration and development programs, and NASA is now front and center among them. Here is a look at some of the projects staking a future on the Moon. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/look-projects-staking-future-moon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/look-projects-staking-future-moon#comments Commercializing Space Galleries Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1869651 at http://aviationweek.com A ‘Moon Village’ Is Taking Shape http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/moon-village-taking-shape <div class="node-body article-body">Here is a look at some of the more than two dozen public and private organizations that have unveiled lunar exploration and development programs.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/moon-village-taking-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/moon-village-taking-shape#comments Commercializing Space Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1869531 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin First Man: Aviation Week Covers Show Neil Armstrong Making History http://aviationweek.com/space/first-man-aviation-week-covers-show-neil-armstrong-making-history <div class="node-body gallery-body">Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine made a cameo appearance near the end of “First Man,” the new movie about Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/first-man-aviation-week-covers-show-neil-armstrong-making-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/first-man-aviation-week-covers-show-neil-armstrong-making-history#comments Galleries Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1866871 at http://aviationweek.com Hayabusa2 Rovers Successfully Explore Asteroid Ryugu http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/hayabusa2-rovers-successfully-explore-asteroid-ryugu <div class="node-body article-body">Hayabusa2 is to depart Ryugu in late 2019 and parachute samples from the asteroid down to Earth in December 2020. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/hayabusa2-rovers-successfully-explore-asteroid-ryugu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/hayabusa2-rovers-successfully-explore-asteroid-ryugu#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:02:00 +0000 1863231 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: What Is The Purpose Of Space Exploration? http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/opinion-what-purpose-space-exploration <div class="node-body article-body">There could be a space-induced leap in human consciousness as we collectively become a spacefaring civilization.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/opinion-what-purpose-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/opinion-what-purpose-space-exploration#comments Space Exploration Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Up Front AWST Global Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1847631 at http://aviationweek.com Credit: NASA/JSC NASA Assembles Rotorcraft Flight Unit For Mars 2020 Rover Mission http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/nasa-assembles-rotorcraft-flight-unit-mars-2020-rover-mission <div class="node-body article-body">Vacuum-chamber test results drive design improvements to NASA Mars Helicopter. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/nasa-assembles-rotorcraft-flight-unit-mars-2020-rover-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/nasa-assembles-rotorcraft-flight-unit-mars-2020-rover-mission#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Mon, 03 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1845371 at http://aviationweek.com Guy Norris/AW&ST Spacecraft Launched To Sample Sun’s Corona http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/spacecraft-launched-sample-sun-s-corona <div class="node-body article-body">The Parker Solar Probe will study the Sun’s outer atmosphere, the genesis of the solar wind and its far-reaching magnetic field. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/spacecraft-launched-sample-sun-s-corona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/spacecraft-launched-sample-sun-s-corona#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1839471 at http://aviationweek.com Glenn Benson/NASA NASA Studies Power Options For Long-Duration Moon Missions http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-studies-power-options-long-duration-moon-missions <div class="node-body article-body">Radioisotope generators and nuclear reactors eyed as the best options for surviving the long, cold lunar nights. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-studies-power-options-long-duration-moon-missions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-studies-power-options-long-duration-moon-missions#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Thu, 02 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1833121 at http://aviationweek.com NASA NASA, ESA Planning Mission To Return Mars Samples To Earth http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-esa-planning-mission-return-mars-samples-earth <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. tech development efforts underway to launch from Mars, build biocontainment system for returning spacecraft.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-esa-planning-mission-return-mars-samples-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-esa-planning-mission-return-mars-samples-earth#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Europe North America Fri, 06 Jul 2018 08:05:00 +0000 1817091 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA’s Curiosity Finds Evidence Of Diverse Organic Molecules On Mars http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-s-curiosity-finds-evidence-diverse-organic-molecules-mars <div class="node-body article-body">Forty-two years after Viking landers looked for organics, Curiosity found them, setting the stage for a focused search for signs of life. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-s-curiosity-finds-evidence-diverse-organic-molecules-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-s-curiosity-finds-evidence-diverse-organic-molecules-mars#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Space Global Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:25:00 +0000 1803341 at http://aviationweek.com NASA