Science & TechnologySpace
Shooting for the Moon! A Lifetime of Lunar Research and the Next Step with Artemis Missions
Washington University scientist spends 30 years studying the moon and hopes to secure lunar samples from future NASA Artemis missions.
US Space Force Interests Align With Space Sciences Research at Washington University in St. Louis
The director of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University believes the U.S. Space Force would be interested in St. Louis synergies.
Dangerous Landing of Perseverance Mars Rover is a Critical 7 Minutes for WashU Professor
NASA scientists refer to the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars as “seven minutes of terror”. It’s the most critical and dangerous part of the mission!
SLU’s Space Lab is Building Spacecraft for Low Earth Orbit Mission-Testing AI for Space Exploration
SLU’s Space Systems Research Laboratory (SSRL) is building a network of satellites and ground systems to test artificial intelligence for space exploration.
Countdown to Mars: Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover’s Link to St. Louis
Raymond E. Arvidson, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, plays a significant role in the Mars 2020 mission.
Community & CultureSpace
Stars Aligned: Grissom Center Space Museum Grand Opening
The Stars Aligned in Bone Terre, MO as NASA Astronauts and Space Royalty welcomed the Grand Opening of the Space Museum’s Grissom Center in Bonne Terre, MO.
Mars Opportunity Rover Marks 15-Year Anniversary on Mars with Future Uncertain
Fifteen years after the Mars Opportunity rover landed on Mars, no one expected NASA would be concerned with the rover’s future in 2019.
Opportunity, Curiosity and Mars 2020 Rover Updates from a Source Involved in the Missions
During the wait for Opportunity to power up and call home after a massive Martian dust storm, plans for the Mars 2020 rover move forward.
NASA Extends Recovery Efforts for Opportunity as the Mars Rover Remains Silent After Dust Storm
NASA will continue trying to make contact with Opportunity. The deputy principal investigator for the Mars Exploration Rover mission discusses recovery efforts.