William H. Gerstenmaier

June 15, 2017

Electric-Powered Lunar Space Tug Could Facilitate Future Moon Missions

To make moon flights cheaper, a new paper proposes that NASA use an electrically powered lunar space tug that would operate between Earth and the moon. […]
July 19, 2016


Spending six to nine months hurtling toward Mars in a 316-cubic-foot capsule would be ample excuse to skip a workout for most people.   But astronauts […]
July 4, 2016

4 Future Technologies Revolutionizing Safety Today

Space may be the final frontier, but that doesn’t mean the innovations for space exploration haven’t found new uses on planet Earth. Everyday appliances like memory […]
December 10, 2015

Christmas delivery: Space station receives supplies, presents

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station accepted its first U.S. shipment in more than half a year early Wednesday, receiving Christmas presents and much-needed […]
November 21, 2015

NASA’s Orion spacecraft gets new silver heat shield for deep space trips

NASA is upgrading its Orion spacecraft, a deep-space capsule which may one day take men all the way to Mars, with a new silver heat shield. […]
November 8, 2015

NASA releases wild high-res images of last year's Orbital rocket explosion

This week, NASA posted new high-resolution photos to Flickr of last year’s Orbital Sciences rocket failure, showing the nighttime launch pad explosion in even greater detail. The images […]
October 25, 2015

Concept for NASA's monster rocket passes critical test

The design for NASA’s future monster rocket — dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS) — passed its last critical design review. That means NASA found that […]
April 27, 2014

How Nasa plans to put a man on Mars in 20 years: Space bosses reveal the route to the red planet

Nasa has reveal new details of its plan to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. The space agency was recently […]
January 9, 2014

International Space Station Operations Extended to 2024

NASA announced today that the Obama administration has approved NASA’s request for an extension of operations for the International Space Station for an additional four years […]