Astronaut captures image of fire experiment on ISS Astronaut captures image of fire experiment on ISS
Fire studies in space will lead to safer spacecraft.
Neil Armstrong's expertise prevented crash landing on the moon Neil Armstrong's expertise prevented crash landing on the moon
Missed landing site could have resulted in disaster.
Oceans are vital for alien life, a new study shows Oceans are vital for alien life, a new study shows
A team of scientists used a computer simulation to show that Earth-like planets need more than a habitable atmosphere to support life; they need massive oceans of water.
Cold War-era lunar schemes revealed
Cold War-era lunar schemes revealed
Scrapped plans included secret military bases and nuclear warheads on the Moon.
 
NASA celebrates 15th anniversary of Chandra telescope deployment
NASA celebrates 15th anniversary of Chandra telescope deployment
Space-based X-ray observatory has 'changed the way we do astronomy,' says NASA Astrophysics Division director.
 
NASA backs SpaceX in struggle to become certified for military contracts
NASA backs SpaceX in struggle to become certified for military contracts
US Air Force sends Congress a letter listing the company’s flight complications.
 
Dwarf galaxies discovered ‘dancing’ around their giant counterparts
Dwarf galaxies discovered ‘dancing’ around their giant counterparts
Discovery challenges astrophysicists’ standard understanding of galactic motion.
 
Curiosity rover's laser captured on camera zapping Martian rock
Curiosity rover's laser captured on camera zapping Martian rock
For the first time, the light created by the rover's laser hitting a rock has been imaged.
 
Mars rover Curiosity finds its first meteorite
Mars rover Curiosity finds its first meteorite
NASA’s rover has discovered an iron meteorite, “Lebanon,” on the Martian surface.
 
ISS Expedition 41 crew readies for September launch
ISS Expedition 41 crew readies for September launch
NASA astronauts and two Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth in March 2015.
 
Rosetta spacecraft reveals comet’s twin core
Rosetta spacecraft reveals comet’s twin core
Discovery will likely complicate attempts to put lander on comet's surface.
 
Experts scrutinize Russian rocket dependency at Senate hearing
Experts scrutinize Russian rocket dependency at Senate hearing
U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines exposes an undeniable “vulnerability,” experts told the Senate at a hearing on Wednesday.
 
Watch Buzz Aldrin punch moon hoaxer in the face
Watch Buzz Aldrin punch moon hoaxer in the face
No charges were filed in the incident.
 
On Apollo 11 anniversary, NASA looks back and forward
On Apollo 11 anniversary, NASA looks back and forward
NASA has an ambitious litany of missions underway and upcoming, including an asteroid capture mission.
 
NASA solicits proposals for science equipment on Europa probe
NASA solicits proposals for science equipment on Europa probe
The announcement calls for instrument for a mission that would conduct multiple close flybys.
 
ESA spacecraft Rosetta photographs comet nucleus
ESA spacecraft Rosetta photographs comet nucleus
The Rosetta probe has obtained new images of comet 67P that reveal possible surface features.
 
NASA astronomers optimistic about finding life on other planets
NASA astronomers optimistic about finding life on other planets
"In the next 20 years, we will find out we are not alone in the universe," says senior scientist.
 
Obama holds private meeting with Apollo 11 crew members
President hails astronauts as ‘testaments of American ingenuity and human achievement.’
 
NASA probe films moon landing site 45 years later
A new video taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter allows viewers to witness the landing site of Apollo 11.
 
Astronaut captures image of fire experiment on ISS
Fire studies in space will lead to safer spacecraft.
 
Neil Armstrong's expertise prevented crash landing on the moon
Missed landing site could have resulted in disaster.
 
Oceans are vital for alien life, a new study shows
A team of scientists used a computer simulation to show that Earth-like planets need more than a habitable atmosphere to support life; they need massive oceans of water.
 
How 3D printing could enhance space travel
A new report says that 3D printing could enhance future space missions by enabling the manufacturing of replacement parts and requirements of launch logistics.
 
Possibility of future moon landing missions uncertain
NASA priority is landing humans on Mars.
 
International Mars Conference convenes at Caltech to consider data findings
Meeting is intended to cover and synthesize the results of numerous Mars missions over the last 15 years.
 
Cygnus brings science equipment, fresh fruit to ISS astronauts
Crew spends busy Thursday unloading equipment.
 
Public invited to celebrate 45th anniversary of first moon walk
In remembrance of the “giant leap for mankind,” NASA TV will replay footage and the Kennedy Space Center will host special events.
 
Scientists demolish diamonds in hopes of learning about Jupiter and Saturn
Experiment aims to further researchers’ understanding of conditions in giant, carbon-rich planets.
 
Comet-chasing spacecraft confirms space rock's strange-looking shape
Rosetta will become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet.
 
United Arab Emirates plans Mars mission for 2021, looks to start space agency
The United Arab Emirates has become the ninth country to develop a program for Mars exploration.
 
U.S. Air Force looking to launch spy satellite
The National Reconnaissance Office, which operates American spy satellites, needs a rocket by 2016 for a classified mission.
 
Researchers: Ravines on Mars caused by dry ice, not water
Frozen carbon dioxide is capable of setting off avalanches when it changes into a gas.
 
After decade-long journey, ESA's Rosetta nears comet
Mission will provide a window into the early solar system.
 
Space X's Falcon 9 successfully launches communication satellites
Mission is first test of reusable rockets.
 
Saturday's supermoon: Five photos that will take your breath away
The next supermoon will be on August 10.
 
Ex-Astronaut predicts future Spaceport
Retired Navy Capt. Michael Lopez-Alegria predicted that SpaceX’s proposal to develop the world’s first private and commercial spaceport in South Texas would become a reality.
 
Scientists: Cosmic tug of war in the stars requires more investigation
A study, utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope, set to examine elliptical galaxies uniting at the core of a crowded galaxy cluster has prompted Scientists to investigate a host of new questions.
 
Super confused by the super moon?: The science of the super moon
The third of five total 'supermoons' to occur in 2014, crested this morning at 6:25 a.m. CDT, lighting up the night sky as it nears its perigee point (or closest point) in its elliptical path around Earth.
 
Cygnus launch postponed due to stormy weather
NASA cancelled the launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo spacecraft due to bad stormy weather.
 
Australian fireball was actually piece of Russian rocket
The third stage of a Russian Soyuz rocket disintegrated over Australia on July 10.
 
Two stars in Milky Way's outer halo are most faraway ever discovered
Two newly found stars are the most distant members of the Milky Way's outer halo.
 
Meet the seven dwarfs: 'Homemade' telescope discovers new galaxies
The team has been given permission to utilize the Hubble Space Telescope for further investigation of the seven dwarf galaxies.
 
Astronomers: Universe is 'missing' 80 percent of its light
The type of light that is required to transform neutral hydrogen into hydrogen ions is known as "ionizing photons."
 
New data confirm that Voyager 1 is in interstellar space
Additional readings from its plasma wave instrument confirm that Voyager 1 has left the heliosphere.
 
Hit-and-run collisions determined the fate of Mercury
Scientists hypothesize that Mercury’s mysterious dense, iron core, missing mantle, and retention of volatiles can only be explained by a past of violent impacts with larger planets.
 
General public afforded opportunity to name exoplanets
The International Astronomical Union will unveil a contest to name over 300 planets beyond our solar system.
 
Russia performs first space rocket test launch since Soviet era
Angara rocket flies for 21 minutes across the country’s Arctic coastline.
 
Solving the mystery of cosmic dust
Scientists uncover how grains of stardust survive supernova explosions
 
Solar shock wave hits distant Voyager 1
Measurements from spacecraft confirm it has entered interstellar space.
 
Researchers find cosmic ray hotspot near the Big Dipper
Mystery of ultra high-energy cosmic rays has stumped scientists for decades.
 
NBC space journalist pens bestseller on Neil Armstrong
Detailed research uncovered everything Armstrong ever said about moon landing.
 
Satellite data can predict floods on Earth, researchers say
Scientists have found a way to anticipate the saturation of water basins by analyzing data taken by NASA’s Grace satellites.