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NASA Experiment Sheds Light on Highly Charged Moon Dust
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Researchers are studying data from a recent suborbital flight test to better understand lunar regolith, or Moon dust, and its…

NASA Tests New Spacecraft Propellant Gauge on Lunar Lander
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Editor’s note, Feb. 6, 2024: This article has been updated to clarify that the Radio Frequency Mass Gauge estimates how much…

NASA’s Laser Navigation Tech Enables Commercial Lunar Exploration
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Later this month, NASA’s commercial lunar delivery services provider Intuitive Machines will launch its Nova-C lunar lander carrying several NASA…

NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge
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NASA is announcing 60 winning teams for its third TechRise Student Challenge, a nationwide contest to engage students in technology,…

NASA, Partners Continue to Advance Space Tech on Suborbital Flights
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Living and working in space requires getting ready a bit closer to Earth. Through a suborbital flight test on Dec.…

NASA Supports Tests of Dust Sensor to Aid Lunar Landings
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University of Central Florida researchers tested an instrument designed to measure the size and speed of surface particles kicked up…

NASA Seeks Development of Universal Payload Interface
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NASA is calling on innovators to help solve some of the challenges in rapidly testing technology payloads across a wide…

NASA Challenges Students to Fly Earth and Space Experiments
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Lee esta nota de prensa en español aqui. NASA is calling on middle and high school students across the country to…

NASA TechRise Student Challenge Tests Experiments in Stratosphere
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On July 24, students from 30 middle and high schools selected for NASA’s TechRise Student Challenge watched their experiments launch…

NASA TechRise Student Payloads Explore New Heights
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On July 21, winning teams from 30 middle and high schools across the nation watched as their science and technology…

NASA Seeks Proposals for Space Technology Flight Test Services
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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California is seeking proposals from industry in response to its Suborbital/Hosted Orbital Flight…

Rising to the Challenge: NASA TechRise Student Teams Take Flight
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Students from 20 middle and high schools watched as their experiments launched aboard a high-altitude balloon on June 14 as…

NASA Offers Fly-Fix-Fly Testing for SmallSat Planetary Observation
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After a 12-day stratospheric flight, winners of NASA’s first TechLeap Prize are now analyzing data from technologies that may improve autonomous…

NASA Seeks Space Technologies for Suborbital and Orbital Flight Tests
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NASA’s 2023 TechFlights solicitation is now open! Through TechFlights, researchers from U.S.-based industry, academia, and private research institutions can test technologies on…

Rocket Carrying NASA TechRise Student Payloads Suffers Issue
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A suborbital rocket carrying 13 payloads from NASA’s TechRise Student Challenge had an issue during an attempted launch this morning…