Helelani Rover’s Comm Systems Upgraded for Mobile Ops

Helelani Rover’s Comm Systems Upgraded for Mobile Ops

The Helelani analog rover inside its new home, “Moku” or Mobile Operations Kommand Unit. The PISCES planetary analog rover Helelani got an upgrade to its communication systems last month with the help of an undergrad student, Blue Planet Foundation, Digital Evolution...
Chang’e-5 Mission to Retrieve Lunar Samples

Chang’e-5 Mission to Retrieve Lunar Samples

Chang’e 5 blasts off on a Long March 5 heavy lift rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Nov. 23. Credit: CNSA/CAS China is on track to return to Earth the first lunar surface samples in more than four decades. On Nov. 23, the China National Space Administration...
Water Discovered on Sunlit Surface of Moon for First Time

Water Discovered on Sunlit Surface of Moon for First Time

An artist rendering shows the location of the sunlit crater on the moon where water molecules were recently discovered using a NASA telescope. Credit: NASA/Daniel Rutter For the first time ever, scientists have confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit surface of...
NASA Nails Historic Asteroid Landing for Sample Return

NASA Nails Historic Asteroid Landing for Sample Return

Artist rendering of OSIRIS-REx readying itself for landing on Bennu. Credit: NASA Goddard/University of Arizona. NASA’s first-ever sample return mission from an asteroid is on track to bring a handful of primordial rock dust back to Earth. The agency successfully...