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NASA Space Rover Drives on Underside of Ice

Currently undergoing testing, this NASA prototype rover drives on the underside of the ice as it explores the ocean. Designed to float beneath the ice, the prototype rover uses a pair of large grooved wheels to “drive” itself across the ...

NASA Revives Kepler’s Hunt for Alien Worlds

NASA’s defunct planet-hunting space telescope Kepler is being repurposed and put back on the hunt for alien worlds after being out of commission for a year. Although Kepler isn’t the only planet-hunting telescope, its sidelining was a major blow ...

Russia Threatens to Leave the International Space Station

Recent statements made by Russian officials are provoking a precarious future for the International Space Station. On Tuesday, May 13, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin held a news conference at which he threatened to pull Russia out ...

The Right Stuff: Challenges of Becoming an Astronaut

When you’re a kid people will say that you can be anything you want when you grow up, but what job could be better than astronaut? To roam the stars like Han Solo and Capt. (insert favorite Starship captain here), but the training and ...

NASA Wants to Study Earth Plants on Mars

NASA is eying manned missions to Mars and even exploring options for permanent outposts on the Moon. But before establishing extraterrestrial colonies, NASA wants to study plants on Mars to get a better sense of how Earth life handles the ...