NASA's Desert RATS team is ready to begin a visit to a near-Earth asteroid next week — a simulated mission, that is.
Since 1997, the Desert RATS crew have conducted summer simulations aimed at trying out the robots and other tools that may come into play during future explo …
A NASA team is going underwater this week in the Florida Keys to lay the groundwork for the space agency's first simulated journey to an asteroid. Sending astronauts to a near-Earth asteroid ranks as one of the top goals for NASA's ... Read Post
NASA just took its fancy Lunar Electric Rover for a spin around the Black Point Lava Flow in Arizona for a bit of simulated moon exploration. The 14 day mission had a couple of crew members holed up inside the vehicle for the durati... Read Post
In this NASA image, a configured rock wall can be seen near the underwater Aquarius laboratory of NASA's NEEMO 15 expedition that simulates a mission to an asteroid more than 62 feet (19 meters) below the ocean's surface, off the... Read Post