Space Exploration http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39781/more en 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 Curiosity Finds Fluctuating Levels Of Atmospheric Methane On Mars http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/curiosity-finds-fluctuating-levels-atmospheric-methane-mars <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists still stumped by cause of gas release and why it vanishes exponentially faster than models predict.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/curiosity-finds-fluctuating-levels-atmospheric-methane-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/curiosity-finds-fluctuating-levels-atmospheric-methane-mars#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:20:00 +0000 1803471 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL-Caltech Space Station Crew Exchange Underway http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/space-station-crew-exchange-underway <div class="field-byline"> Mark Carreau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A three-person U.S, Russian and Japanese International Space Station crew descended safely to Earth early June 3, the first step in a five-day exchange of personnel aboard the orbiting science lab.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/space-station-crew-exchange-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/space-station-crew-exchange-underway#comments Space Exploration Operations Space Top Stories AWIN Sun, 03 Jun 2018 13:29:00 +0000 1801181 at http://aviationweek.com <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">After 168 days on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle returns to Earth June 3, 2018, with Expedition 55 crewmates Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.&nbsp;</span></p> NASA/Bill Ingalls/Joel Kowsky NASA InSight Spacecraft Heading To Mars http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-insight-spacecraft-heading-mars <div class="node-body article-body">By measuring seismic waves, scientists hope to learn what lies beneath the surface of the red planet.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-insight-spacecraft-heading-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-insight-spacecraft-heading-mars#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Mon, 07 May 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1788511 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL-Caltech Opinion: Why Space Exploration Is Relevant To The Entire Planet http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-why-space-exploration-relevant-entire-planet <div class="field-byline"> Sandra Magnus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A former space shuttle astronaut helps us see that what happens in orbit makes a big difference to people’s lives on the ground.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-why-space-exploration-relevant-entire-planet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-why-space-exploration-relevant-entire-planet#comments Editorial Space Symposium Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Viewpoint AWST Global Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1784661 at http://aviationweek.com Swogun Energy Pvt. Ltd. Podcast: Small Launchers Speed into Service http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/podcast-small-launchers-speed-service <div class="node-body video-body">The rising demand for small satellites is aligning with rapid growth in companies such as Virgin Orbit, Vector, Rocket Labs and others. Plus, Aviation Week editors assess prospects for sending humans to suborbital space this year.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/podcast-small-launchers-speed-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/podcast-small-launchers-speed-service#comments Podcast Space Exploration Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1785081 at http://aviationweek.com Webb Space Telescope Drifts Toward 2020 Liftoff, Cost Cap Breach http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/webb-space-telescope-drifts-toward-2020-liftoff-cost-cap-breach <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Impact of rising costs could jeopardize other astrophysics pursuits. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/webb-space-telescope-drifts-toward-2020-liftoff-cost-cap-breach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/webb-space-telescope-drifts-toward-2020-liftoff-cost-cap-breach#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Management Corner Space AW.com Space North America Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:25:00 +0000 1771151 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Catching Up To Soviets: Explorer 1 Launched U.S. Into Space Age http://aviationweek.com/space/catching-soviets-explorer-1-launched-us-space-age <div class="field-deck"> Explorer 1 gathered the first scientific information from orbit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In January 1958, after initial failures with Vanguard and U.S.S.R. success with Sputnik, the U.S. made it into orbit. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/catching-soviets-explorer-1-launched-us-space-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/catching-soviets-explorer-1-launched-us-space-age#comments Launch Pad Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Launchpad North America Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:20:00 +0000 1744231 at http://aviationweek.com NASA