The Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech) wing has 18 electrically powered propellers attached to it.
Observations by NASA's Curiosity Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.
The terrible injustice of Jerrie Cobb, who deserved to be the first female astronaut, yet never made it to space at all. There are some stories that have truly captured the collective imagination of
Former NASA developer Katy Levinson explains why we should care about the Moon as much as Mars--even if its dust is a killer problem.
Most of what humanity knows about the outer planets came back to Earth on plutonium power. Cassini's ongoing exploration of Saturn, Galileo's trip to Jupiter, Curiosity's exploration of the surface of Mars, and the 2015 flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft are all fueled by plutonium-238. The characteristics of this metal's radioactive decay make it a super-fuel. More importantly, there is no other viable option. But there's a problem: We've almost run out.
NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving.