A Powerful New Laser for Studying the Solar System
Laser and electronics experts at The Aerospace Corporation are developing new technology that could be sent to the moon and planets in the solar system to determine their age based on analysis of elements in collected surface samples.
Testing Orion's Impenetrable Heat Shield
NASA's Orion will endure temperatures of 5000 degrees when it re-enters Earth's atmosphere. Aerospace engineers developed a new tool to make sure the spacecraft -and those inside- survive the ride.
Solar Gravity Lens Looks At Exoplanets
Aerospace is helping to design an innovative mission to view the surface of exoplanets light years away. This solar gravity lens project, being conducted jointly with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, essentially makes our solar system and beyond into a giant optical lens.
Catching a Ride On a Solar Sail
Cameras designed by The Aerospace Corporation play a critical role in tracking the deployment of solar sails as scientists study their use for space exploration.
Building a Gateway to the Galaxy
Aerospace engineers are ground-testing the Gateway, a moon-orbiting space station that NASA sees as the first step to Mars.
Building A Better Space Suit
NASA's plans to put astronauts on the moon and Mars requires a new EVA suit —the first in 40 years— and Aerospace is assisting.
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