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NASA Satellite Gets Solar Reflection Coating

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Indian Space Research Organization's joint ASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite is nearly complete and will...


NASA Applies ‘Worm’ Logo to Spacecrafts

Crews at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently painted a new “worm” logo on the Space Launch System solid rocket boosters and Orion spacecraft’s crew modul...


MIT Team Researching Reusable Rocket Lifespans

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly been developing new technology and coatings materials to extend the lifespan of reusable rockets while also reducing ...


NASA Announces New Aircraft Paint Scheme

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that its X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft will be getting a new paint scheme to help protect it from moisture...


Scientists Turn Moon Dust into Pavement

A team of scientists working with the European Space Agency (ESA) recently began looking into how lunar dust can be used in paved roads and landing pads on the moon.


NOAA Launches Air Quality Research Campaign

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and 21 universities from three countries are reportedly working together t...


NASA Partners Unveil New Paint Schemes

GE Aerospace, joined by electrification and aviation company magniX, have reportedly revealed the new paint scheme of the hybrid electric aircraft they will fly as a part of the United State...


NASA Aircraft Gets New Paint Job

An aircraft from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently got a fresh coat of paint, including a new paint scheme and colors, in preparation for joining the f...


NASA Shares First Architecture Concept Review

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released the outcomes from its first Architecture Concept Review, an analysis process designed to align with its Moon to M...


Architect Highlights Tight Spaces in NASA Station

As the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration continues to prepare for the launch of its moon-orbiting Gateway Station, one architect has recently noted the facility’s t...


Research Looks at “Growing” Mars Building Materials

A researcher from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College was recently awarded a grant to study a method for “growing” building materials on Mars.


Contract Awarded for Lunar Construction Tech

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently awarded a contract to a pioneer in large-scale 3D printing, Austin-based ICON.


NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

Nanotechnology research company Advanced Material Development recently announced that it has signed a collaborative work contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet...


Artemis I Features Collection of Coatings Tech

Last week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s historic uncrewed test flight Artemis 1 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.


Study Looks at Mars Dust for 3D Printing

In a new study, researchers from Washington State University share that there is a potential use for Martian dust in 3D printing on Mars.


NASA Awards Funding for Solar Array Tech

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that it has selected three companies to work on deployable solar array systems for exploration on the Moon.


New Protective Coating Heading to ISS for Study

A coating developed by a Florida International University lab to protect equipment on the lunar surface from radiation is scheduled to be studied on the International Space Station this fall...


Architecture Firm Releases Lunar Outpost Designs

Space architecture and technology firm AI SpaceFactory has recently released design renderings for the first-ever lunar outpost, LINA.


NASA Awards Universities for Lunar Construction Tech

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently announced the selection of three university-led proposals for the development of technologies for living and work...


Contractors Awarded for NASA Facility Construction

In a press release issued late last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that it had awarded 12 construction contracts for various facility projec...


NASA Testing University’s Coatings Research

Polymer coatings research conducted by the University of Idaho was recently launched and installed at the International Space Station, with hopes to minimize bacterial transmission.


Research Looks to Coatings for Spacecraft Biofilm

A team of researchers from Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering have recently been reported to be observing how specialized material coatings and other strategie...


AFRL Perseverance Testing History, Coatings

According to an article published by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, testing completed on the NASA Perseverance's protective coating at the WPAF Research Lab aided the rover’s touchdown...


BIG Tapped to Design Lunar Infrastructure

Bjarke Ingels Group has recently partnered with ICON, a construction technology developer, and SEArch+, to begin designed a sustainable habitat for the moon.


NASA Works on Commercial Space Tech

Last week, the United States National Aeronautics and Sp­ace Administration announced that it had selected 17 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space techno...


NASA Award Supports New Coating Materials

Last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the recipients of its Early Career Faculty Award.


NASA Taps AL College for 3D-Printing Studies

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, has recently selected nearby Drake State Community and Technical College to help research 3D-printing technologies that will help...


NASA Funds In-Space Construction Technology

Westminster, Colorado-based space technology company Maxar Technologies has been recently awarded a $142 million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop a ...


Research: Concrete Mixed in Space More Uniform

In an experiment to push concrete to another level, scientists recently mixed cement on board the International Space Station, yielding a mixture that is more porous but a more uniform densi...


Off-Earth Nuclear Reactor Could Be Tested by 2022

A new type of nuclear reactor, intended for use in powering manned outposts on the moon and Mars, could be ready for in-space testing by 2022, project team members reported. No such testing ...


NASA Names Space Habitat Finalists

The top three finalists for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge were announced just last week (March 28).


High-Tech Paint Job Protects New Mars Rover

The next iteration of the Mars rover—set to launch as part of the mission in July 2020—is undergoing prep work, and August saw the application of protective coatings to the chassis that can ...


Finalists Revealed for NASA Mars Habitat

NASA, working in collaboration with partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, recently announced the finalists of the third phase of the agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challeng...


NASA Mars Habitat Finalists Revealed

NASA, working in collaboration with partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, recently announced the finalists of the third phase of the agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challeng...


A Coat of Paint Could Stop an Asteroid Strike

Keeping asteroids from impacting Earth is more than just blowing up space rocks; for one large asteroid that may brush shoulders with Earth, all that might be required to knock it out of its...


NASA Develops Test Tool for Icephobic Coatings

NASA has developed a new tool to evaluate icephobic coatings for aircraft, which can help address issues that can be caused in the air.


NASA: Robots to Build Homes on Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says it plans to use 3-D printing robots to create homes for future astronauts on Mars and other planets—but first, the agency needs ideas f...


NASA Plans Robots to Build on Mars

With building on Mars becoming more of a reality, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to use 3-D printing robots to create homes for future astronauts on different planet...


NASA Studies Coatings for High-Tech Mirrors

It may be aluminum that lies behind some of NASA’s most powerful mirrors, eyed for use in its most sensitive telescopes—but it’s a coating that will make the whole project work.


Building a Mars Settlement

Colonizing the Red Planet is going to take a lot of MacGyvers, according to the experts.


NASA to Look at Coating in Slosh Experiment

NASA researchers will soon deploy the Slosh Coating investigation, which will test a liquid-repellant coating inside a container in micogravity.


NASA Thinks Pink with Pressure-Sensitive Paint

Hot pink is not a color most people would associate with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but it happens to be the hue of a special paint the agency relies on when it comes...


Testing Coatings in Flight

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. is putting non-stick coatings to the test in an operational testing later this summer.


Paint Chip Damages Space Station Window

The European Space Agency released a photo last week of a chip in one of the most famous windows in the universe—and said the blame may lie with a flake of paint.


PPG Donates to Shuttle Tank Project

The last existing space shuttle external tank in the U.S. is taking an ocean voyage—and a donation from coatings manufacturer PPG is helping it to stay in top condition.


NASA Sets Sights on Thermal Coating

When it comes to protecting its spacecraft—and the human occupants—from both heat loss and extremely high temperatures during space travel and reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, NASA is turnin...


NASA Program Propels New Business

NASA is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity to startup companies, giving them a competitive edge to help get their businesses of the ground.


Planning a Home Way Away from Home

WASHINGTON--Deep space, once popularly deemed "The Final Frontier," is now the next big residential market, according to NASA.


Mission: Design Housing for Deep Space

WASHINGTON--Outside-the-box thinkers are invited to participate in a new design competition that is out of this world.


Bugged, NASA Fights Back with Coatings

SHREVEPORT, LA--Not much bugs NASA scientist Mia Siochi as much as clods of insect guts that pile up on wings and cause aircraft to eat more fuel.


Eggplants, Bugs Send Coatings Sky High

HAMPTON, VA—Souped-up coatings that can make aircraft faster, cleaner, cooler and more colorful are taxiing for takeoff under private and public developers.


New Black Coating is Out of This World

When it comes to protecting delicate instrumentation in brutal and alien environments, black is the new black.


Super-Black Coatings on a Mission

Extremely black nano-based coatings will be hitching a ride on the International Space Station, launching six years of research into orbit for the first time.


Google Firm to Rehab U.S. Hangar One

Deadlocked over a seven-figure coating bill, two federal agencies have decided to Google a solution.


NASA Coatings Seek Smoother Splats

Something is really bugging scientists at NASA, driving them to develop coatings to solve their pesty problem.


DOD-Led Exhibit Spotlights Corrosion

A new permanent exhibit mounted by the biggest names in rust busting targets the scourge of corrosion and encourages students to unlock the mysteries of materials degradation at the Orlando ...


Printing a Building: Out of this World

How do you construct a building on the moon? With the push of a remarkable button, if a new European research consortium is correct.


3D Printing Shoots for the Moon

The possibility of using 3D printing for construction has researchers over the moon—or literally on it, if all goes according to plan.


Defending Space with Spray Paint

Graffiti often pops up at unexpected heights and locations, but spray painting may also hold the key to deflecting asteroids from Earth, an aerospace researcher contends.


Death Star Petition Gets Response

The Force was strong, but Obi-Wan Kenobi may still be the only hope for over 34,000 people who signed a petition asking the U.S. government to build a Death Star.


 
 
   

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