Mars

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3D printed throttleable pintle injector bolted to combustion chamber transition spool. (source: Rocketstar)
"The ability of this pintle to simply and efficiently inject a multitude of hypergolic fuels and throttle them from five percent all the way to full throttle is very exciting. It...
September 24, 2018 | Source: NASA Ames, nasa.gov, 11 Sep 2018
Gearing up for its first flight test, NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology, or ADEPT, is no ordinary umbrella. ADEPT is a foldable device that opens to make a...
September 24, 2018 | Source: Power Technology, power-technology.com, 23 July 2018, Molly Lempriere
NASA and the US Department of Energy have developed a new nuclear fission reactor design for space applications, the Kilopower. NASA successfully conducted testing and...
March 8, 2018 | Source: Fed Biz Ops (FBO), 7 March 2018
The NASA Langley Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center have released a Request for Information (RFI) related to their Low Earth Orbit Flight Test – Inflatable...
August 28, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 2 August 2017, Jennifer Stanfield and Lee Mohon
As NASA pursues innovative, cost-effective alternatives to conventional propulsion technologies to forge new paths into the solar system, researchers at NASA's Marshall Space...
August 28, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 16 August 2017, Amy Blanchett and Laurie Abadie
Outside Earth’s protective magnetic field and atmosphere, the ionizing radiation in space will pose a serious risk to astronauts as they travel to Mars. High-energy galactic...
July 27, 2017 | Source: Space Flight Now, spaceflightnow.com, 26 July 2017, Stephen Clark
SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon capsules will not return astronauts to Earth for powered landings as originally envisioned, company boss Elon Musk said Wednesday, a design change that...
April 21, 2017 | Source: 3D Printing Industry, 3dprintingindustry.com, 23 February 2017
NASA has pondered the idea of manufacturing in space for nearly twenty years. Now, with the use of additive manufacturing technology, they are closer than ever before. In a talk...