Space exploration

NASA presents the SLS, its most powerful space launcher ever built

The test pushed the tank to its limits to see how much force it would take to cause the tank’s structure to fail.

NASA unveiled what a future Mid-Sized Robotic Lunar Lander might look like

This new concept design focuses on demonstrating a highly accurate, large payload lunar landing vehicle.

Aquatic rover BRUIE to explore ice-covered oceans of an icy moon

The Buoyant Rover is around three feet (1 meter) long and equipped with two wheels to roll along beneath the ice.

Scientists have shown stingray-inspired spacecraft that can fly to Venus

The spacecraft would circumnavigate Venus every four to six days, with solar panels charging every two to three days on the side of planet illuminated by the sun.

Astronaut Smart Glove will help control drones with hand gestures on the Moon, Mars

An “Astronaut Smart Glove” might allow future astronauts on the Moon, Mars or beyond to single-handedly control even complex robotic assets such as drones.

NASA’s VIPER Lunar Rover will search for water on the Moon

The VIPER Lunar Rover will collect soil samples and pave the way for the Artemis program, which should take astronauts back to the satellite in 2024.

NASA’s Mars 2020 stood on its legs and wheels for the first time

NASA's Mars 2020 rover has carried its full weight on its legs and wheels for the first time.

SpaceBit plans to send the first Walking Rover on the moon in 2021

The SpaceBit's Walking Rover is the smallest lunar rover ever that will explore the moon’s surface on its legs rather than wheels.

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