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Technology drives exploration and the space economy.
Pollen season has arrived, and it may be time to change your air filter. But changing those dirty filters can prove complicated, especially if that filter is in space.
Congratulations, NASA for two entries on TIME's 2022 list of inventions that not only change history but benefit the future of humanity.
If you look hard enough, you can see art in the science.
Testing is a key component to the success of a human space program.
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate works to ensure that innovations are shared through technology transfer to generate real-world benefits.
Initial proof of concept experiments demonstrated that the lift produced by the cicada-sized wings was sufficient to support this flapping flyer's weight.
Engineers are installing a fourth wheel on the Europa Clipper, giving the spacecraft a spare.
NASA is developing technologies that will quiet the skies both inside the plane and on the ground.
Whether the changeable March weather feels like a lion or a lamb wherever you are, the stars remind us that spring is just around the corner.
Maintaining diversity is essential for human health, food security, and clean air and water.
ReachBot has extendable arms and wrench-like grippers that would enable it to swing its way over rocky terrain.
Using a special air gun, NASA researchers fire steel balls at fabric samples to gauge how many layers are needed to stop micrometeorites from penetrating a habitat.
For technology demonstrations, failure is where you learn from mistakes and improve during the next round of engineering.
This NASA technology has a stake in eliminating PCB contamination wherever it occurs.
NASA's first mission to explore the deep interior of Mars has reached the end of its operations.
Because the President and his staff set NASA's agenda, the White House has historically had great influence over the nation's space efforts.
Paired with proven cameras and a powerful processor, this Lunar Deployment Arm is capable of autonomous operations without stopping cold.
Whether you are a community decision-maker or a casual Earth observer, Worldview lets you explore your Earth your way!
NASA has successfully delivered a game-changing flight safety technology that enabled the first Electron rocket launch from the United States.
Every year around Valentine's Day, NASA releases its own ROSES, a special opportunity for researchers worldwide.
We're in the final countdown. But's there's still time to send a spacy sentiment to your shooting star this Valentine's Day.
NASA took space biology to new heights on Artemis I.
Since 1995, NASA has been curating an astronomy picture of the day.
An orbiting space station, that can stay in orbit around the Moon, will provide a place for astronauts to prepare for trips down to the lunar surface.
On Earth, we celebrate seasons, enjoy changing temperatures, and, at times, put up with inclement weather that impacts our plans. But is there weather on the Moon?
It was humanity's first attempt at changing the motion of a celestial object.
MOXIE is operating on NASA's Perseverance Rover and has, for the very first time, proven that oxygen can be extracted from the Martian atmosphere.
What most people don't realize is that Groundhog Day is actually an astronomical event marking the movement of Earth around the Sun.
In a unique technology demonstration, Lockheed Martin has partnered with Amazon and Cisco to bring the Alexa digital assistant and Webex video collaboration aboard Orion.
At NASA's Glenn Research Center, researchers can test rover components in a unique indoor lab.
Mathematically speaking, three thousand is a fairly significant number. And three thousand has a special significance to all of us at Innovation Now.
Big wheels keep on turning. And these big wheels will keep NASA's Europa Clipper turning in the right direction.
NASA Day of Remembrance is observed annually on the last Thursday of January. The day commemorates the members of the NASA family who gave their lives to advance the cause of space discovery.
Venus may have once been a temperate and wet world. But today the second planet from the Sun is an acidic hothouse.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and the Space Launch System have been named 2022 TIME Inventions of the Year.
The year of the Rabbit is underway. This year's Lunar New Year began on January 22nd.
The FAA works with NASA to ensure that new materials are structurally sound and safe for use in modern aircraft.
Three high tech manikins that flew on Artemis I, will shed some light on space radiation.
Inflatable aeroshells can pack up tightly for launch configuration, allowing NASA to land bigger payloads with the bigger aeroshell.
The Moon shines brightly enough that you can see it, day or night, as long as it's in the right part of the sky.
NASA's next destination in the solar system is the richly organic world of Titan.