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NASA is advancing technology that could use large amounts of nanoscale materials to launch lighter rockets and spacecraft than ever before.

SpaceX Rehearses Helicopter Landing at Sea

When astronauts splash down into the ocean after their journey to the International Space Station on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, recovery teams must be able to transport them to land quickly.

CST-100's Dual Engine Centaur

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Orbital Flight Test dual engine Centaur stage of the Atlas V rocket is in the final stage of production and checkout on May 22, 2018, at ULA's factory in Decatur, Alabama.

The next generation of American spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station are nearing the final stages of development and evaluation.

NASA selected six U.S. companies to help expand knowledge, commercial capabilities and opportunities in space by developing full-sized ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats under the second Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) Broad Agency Announcement, or NextSTEP-2.

In order for a viable, sustainable economy based on human spaceflight to emerge in low Earth orbit (LEO), a number of elements must be present.

NASA is working closely with Bigelow Aerospace to understand why its module did not fully expand today as planned.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is one of the largest examples of U.S. public-private partnerships, and was established in 1982 to encourage small businesses to develop new processes and products and to provide quality research in support of the U.S. government's many missions.

NASA's Space Commerce Problem

NASA wants you to think that everything they do in low Earth orbit these days has some sort of business potential.

NASA has awarded three cargo contracts to ensure the critical science, research and technology demonstrations that are informing the agency's journey to Mars are delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2019 through 2024.

NASA's commercial partner Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit Dec. 3, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for its fourth contracted resupply mission.

NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.

NASA has executed a contract with Bigelow Aerospace for the company to develop ambitious human spaceflight missions that leverage its innovative B330 space habitat.

A new agreement marks another step in the transformation of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to a multi-user spaceport. NASA's historic Shuttle Landing Facility, the site of one of the longest runways in the world, has a new operator.

Commercial Crew Milestones Met

NASA has taken another step toward returning America's ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in 2017.

A new approach to materials science research called MaterialsLab provides an unprecedented level of collaboration among stakeholders performing research on the International Space Station.

Robonaut 2, NASA's first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT Thursday with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

On April 30, 2015, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing titled Full Committee Markup - H.R. 2039, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act for 2016 and 2017.

There are three technologies behind Lockheed Martin's proposal for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) program.

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