Space Exploration http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39781/more en Inside The Mars InSight Mission http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/inside-mars-insight-mission <div class="node-body gallery-body">InSight is designed to study what exists from about 1 mi. beneath the planet’s surface to its metal core, some 1,000 mi. below.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/inside-mars-insight-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/inside-mars-insight-mission#comments Galleries Space Exploration Space AWST Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1891701 at http://aviationweek.com Cubesats Relay Live Entry, Descent And Landing Telemetry From Mars http://aviationweek.com/space/cubesats-relay-live-entry-descent-and-landing-telemetry-mars <div class="node-body article-body">A pair of briefcase-size satellites prove a “bring your own” communications relay option for deep-space missions. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/cubesats-relay-live-entry-descent-and-landing-telemetry-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/cubesats-relay-live-entry-descent-and-landing-telemetry-mars#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Space Global Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1888791 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL NASA InSight Spacecraft Nails Mars Landing http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-insight-spacecraft-nails-mars-landing <div class="node-body article-body">Experimental cubesats relayed the probe’s entry, descent and touchdown data in near real time.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-insight-spacecraft-nails-mars-landing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-insight-spacecraft-nails-mars-landing#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America photograph Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1887301 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL-Caltech Pioneering Kepler Telescope’s Nine-Year Run Comes To An End http://aviationweek.com/space/pioneering-kepler-telescope-s-nine-year-run-comes-end <div class="node-body article-body">Initial survey shows planets beyond the Solar System are more plentiful than stars.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/pioneering-kepler-telescope-s-nine-year-run-comes-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/pioneering-kepler-telescope-s-nine-year-run-comes-end#comments Launch Pad Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com The Launchpad North America Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1879001 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL-Caltech 2020 Decadal Survey To Weigh Four Large Space Telescope Proposals http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/2020-decadal-survey-weigh-four-large-space-telescope-proposals <div class="node-body article-body">Finding Earth 2.0 is high on the list of priorities as next-generation space observatories vie for support from astronomers and astrophysicists. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/2020-decadal-survey-weigh-four-large-space-telescope-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/2020-decadal-survey-weigh-four-large-space-telescope-proposals#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Space AWST Global Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1873921 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Concept 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