The space elevator add-on for Orbiter depicts an Arthur Clarke-style "rigid pole" type of space elevator anchored on the equator in Indonesia, with a large space station at geo-sync altitude and bullet-train-like "climbers." Real space elevators in the future will likely use flexible ribbons of carbon nanoutubes with tractor-like mechanical "climbers" – but this is […]
Through a strong partnership between the Energy Department’s office of Nuclear Energy and NASA, Radioisotope Power Systems have been providing the energy for deep space exploration.
Explorations this time tells the story of our place in space. At the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, scientists are engaged in one of the most important quests of modern astronomy. They’re scanning the universe for new planets. Planets that might support life now or in the future. Planets that might be like earth. Our desire […]
The Lockheed Martin-built Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle takes shape for advanced missions capable of safely transporting humans to asteroids, Lagrange Points and other deep space destinations that will put us on an affordable and sustainable path to Mars.