SpaceShipTwo test flight. Credit: Virgin Galactic
Boeing is developing a simple, low cost habitat that NASA says is affordable early on, allowing various technologies to be tested over time, and that is capable of evolving into a long-duration crew support system for cislunar and Mars exploration.
Credit: Boeing
Artemis Westenberg of Explore Mars, Inc., speaks during the First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute Oct. 29 in Houston. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Charles Bolden photo
Orion. Credit: Lockheed Martin artist's concept.
The National Reconnaissance Office released Oct. 22 a trove of declassified records —including this video — from the 1960s about a military human spaceflight program. Credit: NRO
The three-person crew of China's Shenzhou 10 mission returned to Earth on June 26, 2013. Credit: CNSA
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden provides remarks before a discussion about NASA's journey to Mars and the film "The Martian," Sept. 29, 2015, in Grosvenor Auditorium at the National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington. NASA scientists and engineers served as technical consultants on the film. The movie portrays a realistic view of the climate and topography of Mars, based on NASA data, and some of the challenges NASA faces as we prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet in the 2030s. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
A full-scale mockup of Bigelow Aerospace's Space Station Alpha inside their Nevada facility. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Mars' surface from the Curiosity rover. Image credit: NASA JPL
Credit: NASA illustration
Members of the NASA Advisory Council and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (fourth from the left) visit Langley Research Center in July 2014. Credit: NASA/David C. Bowman
Artist's concept of lunar base. Credit: Alliance for Space Development
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is using its NextSTEP award to study habitat technologies leveraging the company’s proposed Jupiter system for cis-lunar missions. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Astronaut John Young salutes the U.S. flag on the moon. Credit: NASA/Charlie Duke

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