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Amazing Technology at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium
Here’s our sampling of the leading edge research presented by NIAC Fellows at NASA’s 2021 virtual gathering.
Leaders of the Lucy asteroid mission
Principal investigator Hal Levison and colleagues prepare us for the launch of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft in an exclusive interview.
Why didn’t Dawn land on dwarf planet Ceres?
The ion engine-powered Dawn spacecraft will orbit Ceres for many years. Could it have touched down on the surface of the dwarf planet?
Space Policy Edition: NASA's Congressional Logjam
Brandon Curry, The Planetary Society’s chief of Washington operations, helps us untangle the fast-changing and complex machinations underway in the US capitol. What does it mean for NASA?
Mars Beckons: The 2021 Humans to Mars Summit
Highlights of the annual gathering of leaders and experts who are building toward humans walking on the Red Planet.
The Wonderful: a new documentary about the International Space Station
Director Clare Lewins and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman discuss the new documentary “The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station.”