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What Will NASAs Lunar Gateway Habitat Look Like

7th Oct, 2019 - 0 views

Future in Space Hangouts are sponsored by the American Astronautical Society, consider becoming member: https://astronautical.org/member A critical part of NASA's plan to get to Mars and the Moon include the development and construction of a gatewa

The Future of Space Exploration Belongs to . . .Our Robot Partners?

17th Jul, 2018 - 1562 views

No one is any longer surprised at the number of sophisticated robots in a modern factory, although many people may be surprised at how robots are becoming an attractive option for complex operations in space, including construction, servicing, and re

Using Resources in Space to Sustain Human Exploration

6th Dec, 2018 - 1591 views

Is it easier to bring resources with us or use what's there when going to the moon and Mars? NASA thinks it's easier to use what's there. Learn more about NASA's thinking with in-situ resource utilization (ISRU)

The Lynx Space Telescope: A Flagship Concept to Probe the Energetic Universe

18th Sep, 2018 - 1647 views

Lynx is one of four flagship concepts for the next great space telescope. NASA has funded a series of studies of four concepts that will in less than a year's time produce candidate designs for a major space observatory to begin construction later

How Cool is That? Observing the Low Temperature Universe with ORIGINS Space Telescope

31st Jul, 2018 - 1683 views

What is the status of the ORIGINS Space Telescope? One of four mission concepts being considered as a followup to WFIRST.

How Do We Make Future Space Astronomy Missions Happen?

19th Oct, 2017 - 1832 views

The James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. How was that mission chosen over all the others? NASA has begun four concept studies of exciting major space observatories that could launch sometime in the coming coup

Nothing is Easy About Humans to Mars . . . .But What About Making it Easier?

4th Jul, 2018 - 2084 views

Detailed scenarios for human exploration of Mars have been developed and debated for decades, although many of them have been too technically challenging or unambiguously unaffordable. However, are there scenarios that are specifically developed to b

NASA Mars InSight Lander: Ready to Study the Heart of Mars

4th Apr, 2018 - 2119 views

InSight is scheduled to launch from the California coast to the plains of Mars on May 5, 2018. This is the first launch to another planet from the West Coast.

Building Huge Telescopes in Space Using Robots

15th Jan, 2019 - 2174 views

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Astronomy’s Future Will Be Built: New Capabilities to Assemble in Space the Largest Observatories. Scientific performance of telescopes depend strongly upon t

The Lynx Space Telescope: Our Next Flagship to Probe the X-Ray Universe

17th Aug, 2017 - 2225 views

Lynx will take X-ray astronomy to new levels by combining a large gain in collecting area over Chandra and XMM, an angular resolution of 1/2 arcsecond, and high-throughput spectroscopy over a large field of view. NASA has begun a series of studies

Mars: We Can Get There, But How do We Land?

16th May, 2018 - 2248 views

Surprisingly, it may be easier to get to Mars orbit one day with astronauts than it will be to actually land: safely landing on the Red Planet poses some major challenges yet to be overcome. So far, many Mars landers and rovers have used a variety o

How Cool is That? Exploring the Low-Temperature Universe

18th May, 2017 - 2317 views

The low-temperature universe is a very hot topic in astronomy. Watch this month's Future in Space Hangout to find out why! Although cataclysmic explosions and the fiery furnaces of massive stars are attention-grabbers, many of the most critically