10.02.08 - NASA is developing technologies that will allow lunar landers to automatically identify and navigate to the location of a safe landing site while detecting landing hazards during the final descent to the surface.
06.13.08 - NASA robotic vehicles and their developers braved sand storms and unprecedented temperature swings on sweeping dunes near Moses Lake, Washington to prepare for future lunar expeditions.
06.06.08 - Findings from this study include a significant mutual interest in the potential development of lunar cargo landing systems, communication and navigation systems, lunar orbital infrastructures, and lunar surface systems, such as habitats or mobility systems. The study also identified the significant value gained from redundant human crew transportation capability.› View Acrobat PDF
06.12.08 - A NASA team traveled to the lunar-like landscape at Moses Lake, Wash., to figure out what it will take to live and work on the lunar surface.
02.27.08 - NASA has obtained the highest resolution terrain mapping to date of the moon's rugged south polar region, with a resolution to 20 meters per pixel.
02.27.08 - In a car commercial, it would sound odd: active suspension, six-wheel drive with independent steering for each wheel, no doors, no windows, no seats and the only color it comes in is gold.
12.07.07 - Three teams from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida journey west each year to participate in the agency's Desert Research and Technology Studies.
Webcasts from the 3rd Space Exploration Conference, February 26-28, are now available.
10.18.07 - Once a year, the Agency's RATS (Research and Technology Studies) team makes its way to remote a location in the Arizona or California desert to bring the moon right down to Earth -- Figuratively speaking that is.
10.01.07 - The agency's Lunar Architecture Team has been hard at work, looking at concepts for habitation, rovers, and space suits.
09.12.07 - As NASA prepares for future missions to the moon, work is already underway here on Earth to test the planetary rovers, robots and futuristic spacesuits needed for the journey.
07.24.07 - Apollo-era engineers visited NASA Headquarters in Washington on the 38th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
02.23.07 - If you climbed a mountain so high its peak poked through Earth's atmosphere, you'd know what it will be like to camp on the moon.
01.18.07 - Today, NASA is moving forward with a new focus for the manned space program: to go out beyond Earth orbit for purposes of human exploration and scientific discovery.
12.01.06 - Top leaders from industry, academia, NASA and other agencies meet to focus on implementing the Vision for Space Exploration.
09.14.06 - Arizona tourists may think they’ve stumbled upon a science fiction movie set if they find themselves near the state’s famed Meteor Crater in early September.
08.18.06 - Two partners chosen to develop reliable, cost-effective access to Earth orbit.
07.20.06 - Why Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin couldn't fall asleep in the Sea of Tranquillity.› Listen to Story →
03.15.06 - NASA astronauts are going back to the moon and when they get there they may need quake-proof housing.› Listen to Story →