NOAA Explorers Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Home News NOAA Ocean Exploration Updates Watch Live: NOAA Explorers Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Join us online July 17 through August 28 This summer, take the plunge and join NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners as we explore along the longest mountain range in the world: the mid-ocean ridge. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge … Read more

Watch NASA’s The Color of Space – Inspirational Documentary Celebrates Black Space Explorers

NASA’s The Color of Space documentary captures the personal stories of seven current and former Black astronauts, each selected to become part of NASA’s astronaut corps and train for space missions. Members of the public are invited to watch The Color of Space, an inspirational documentary by[{” attribute=””>NASA that tells the stories of Black Americans … Read more

NASA film celebrates Black space explorers for Juneteenth

A new NASA documentary featuring the achievements of numerous Black astronauts will premiere Sunday (June 19), during Juneteenth. The 50-minute documentary will be available to watch starting at 12 pm EDT (1700 GMT). You can catch it in the video above, or on NASA TV, the NASA app, NASA social media channels, and the agency’s … Read more

NASA’s New “Lunar Backpack” Can Generate a Real-Time 3D Terrain Map To Aid Moon Explorers

Michael Zanetti, a NASA planetary scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, hikes the Cinder cone in Potrillo volcanic field in New Mexico in late 2021, testing the backpack-sized prototype for NASA’s Kinematic Navigational and Cartography Knapsack (KNaCK), a mobile didin scanner now in development to support lunar exploration and science missions. … Read more

Look at This Epic NASA Backpack Designed For Astronauts on The Moon

Human explorers on the Moon may be able to send back unprecedented, finely detailed maps of the lunar surface, thanks to a new backpack device developed by NASA and its partners. It’s called the Kinematic Navigation and Cartography Knapsack (KNaCK for short), and it’s equipped with a portable LIDAR scanner that constantly scans the ground … Read more

Geosciences’ Tom Paradise Awarded International Grant by The Explorers Club and Discovery Channel

Photo Submitted Tom Paradise, University Professor in the U of A’s Department of Geosciences, has been awarded a prestigious International Explorers Grant from the newly formed partnership between The Explorers Club and the Discovery Channel. The Explorers Club is a US-based international multidisciplinary professional society founded in 1904 that promotes … Read more

Taking the Pulse of NASA’s Robotic Explorers

PROJECT Model-based Off-Nominal State Identification and Detection (MONSID) software SNAPSHOT Keeping NASA’s robotic explorers healthy takes smart software, especially in remote and harsh environments. An initial investment by NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program led to the development of a new technology that may enable robotic exploration of distant destinations in our solar system. … Read more

Two Record-Breaking Space Explorers Just Returned From The ISS, Landing in Russia

A record-breaking US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station Wednesday, with tensions between Moscow and the West soaring over Ukraine. “The crew of Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, has returned to Earth,” Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said in … Read more