09.22.11 - It currently takes 90 minutes to transmit high-resolution images from Mars, but NASA would like to dramatically reduce that time to just minutes
09.20.11 - U.S. teams are preparing to test electric, biofueled and hybrid-powered aircraft, vying to be the most fuel-efficient small aircraft in the world.
09.19.11 - NASA is testing an element of the sunshield that will protect the James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors and instruments during its mission to observe the most distant objects in the universe.
09.16.11 - From the time a space shuttle launched until its landing at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA Goddard's space communication networks provided the constant link necessary for every mission.
09.13.11 - The James Webb Space Telescopes mirrors have completed their coating process which allows the Webb telescope's "infrared eyes" to observe extremely faint objects in infrared light.
09.02.11 - A study detailing what is needed to drive down the cost of space launch concluded that the keys lie in operating spacecraft like airlines.
05.13.11 - The J-2X engine's fuel turbopump first stage nozzle passed a test to ensure it can withstand its extreme operating environment.
08.18.11 - The Webb telescope's MIRI instrument will examine the first light in the universe and the formation of planets around other stars.
08.03.11 - Fred Herrero realized that to understand Earth's upper atmosphere, he would need an armada of satellites gathering simultaneous measurements.
07.28.11 - Aerogels, among the lightest of solid materials, are being revolutionized by NASA.