Scientists May Have Found Water on Mars

The search for liquid-state water on Mars, since the quest began, has been largely unsuccessful. Gaseous and solid states of it teased rovers and crews alike. Condensation would consume glass windows upon landing; ice deposits spread across the planet’s surface. But, just days ago the Italian Space Agency announced the possibility of a 12-mile-wide, several-feet-deep pool of water a mile under the surface of one …

Mobile World Congress 2018: Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the International Space Station

NASA and HPE have partnered on a supercomputer that's gathering data for a potential Mars mission

NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are now six months into a one-year experiment taking place on the International Space Station. There, two HPE servers comprising the “Spaceborne Computer” have been met with an unending battery of information and tasks—with no traditional space hardware “hardening” before they commenced. The surface goal here is to prove that such a system can handle immense stress through its …

The Return of Nuclear-Powered Rockets

The atomic energy sector has seen little advancement since its introduction, especially in the United States. That may change, however, as NASA has partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc to pick up where atomic rockets left off in the ’70s. The agency seeks a reactor and special fuel from the energy company. to be used in a nuclear-thermal propulsion engine that could cut the time …