Technology Stories

Illustration of the Auto-gopher 1 performing a deep drill
Planets of Our Solar System
Jan 19, 2017
SMD is supporting development of a deep-drill sampler called the Auto-Gopher for potential deployment in future space exploration missions.
Planets of Our Solar System
Jan 5, 2017
Technology Development: When the Galileo mission’s probe entered the Jovian atmosphere in December 1995, it experienced temperatures twice as hot as the surface of the sun, and required carbon phenolic shields to protect its onboard payload from the intense heat. Since that mission, NASA has not... Read More
Testing of HEEET material at the NASA Ames Arc Jet Complex in the Interaction Heating Facility.