Traveling to Mars and setting up a human settlement is not yet a reality, but a new television series promises to give us the closest view yet of how it might actually happen. SEE ALSO: NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on its own. Show More Summary
A large number of 'singing' black holes was recently discovered by a NASA observation mission.
Black holes themselves are–so far–completely impossible to photograph, but what we can see are the effects they have on the surrounding cosmos; and one of their most stunning tricks is to expel high-energy X-rays. And for the first time NASA, with the use of the Nuclear Spectroscopic...
As it does every week, Twitter had its late July ups and downs. The Obamas sprinkled some love on their timelines and folks had a field day when images from both NASA and Beyoncé were released (no, Queen Bey was not on the moon; yes she is otherworldly). Show More Summary
In 2014, scientists at NASA announced that the gullies on Mars’ surface — whose discovery in 2000 caused widespread excitement among many who perceived them as evidence of flowing water — were formed by the seasonal freezing of carbon dioxide. Now, two years later, further analysis of data gathered...
After decades of pointedly not looking for it, the space agency is more optimistic than it's been since 1976 that it might find life on Mars yet.
NASA has signed SpaceX up for a second manned mission to the ISS, just a day after the firm test fired a used rocket for the first time.
The Genovation GXE all-electric Chevrolet Corvette made headlines in February 2016 when it set the top speed record for a street legal electric car when it shot to a top speed of 186.6 mph on the tarmac of the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Show More Summary
NASA engineers carried out a successful test of RS-25 rocket engine for the Space Launch System (SLS), NASA said in a statement Saturday.
SpaceX has been awarded a second post-certification mission order for its Crew Dragon manned spacecraft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA says that the new contract, which could lead to as many as six flights,...Show More Summary
The first launch of NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket remains on schedule for the fall of 2018 despite delays in one key element of the Orion spacecraft it will launch.Agency officials, speaking at a meeting of the NASA Advisory...Show More Summary
In spite of the flowing gouges they leave behind, gullies on the Red Planet may not have been formed by liquid water, according to data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The findings, described in Geophysical Research Letters, showcase the complexity of Martian geology and highlight how...
NASA has ordered a second mission from SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The Hawthorne space company received its first order from NASA in November. Both SpaceX and Boeing Co. now each have two orders from the space agency to ferry as many as four crew members and about...
SpaceX has been awarded a contract to build a second commercial crew ferry ship for NASA
Tropical Depression 06W appeared to be consolidating and coming together in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite. The storm formed east of the Philippines in the Philippine Sea on July 29, 2016. read more
NASA engineers in Hampton, Va., used a wind tunnel to evaluate the design of Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft.
Every 1.97 minutes, 380 light years from Earth, a star in the constellation Scorpius brightens then fades. Recently, astronomers using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, along with a handful of other telescopes,...Show More Summary
NASA is one step closer in its mission to “touch” the sun. Last week, it announced that the Solar Probe Plus mission had passed a huge milestone, keeping it on track for a 2018 launch. The Solar Probe Plus mission will start with the launch of a spaceship that will complete 24 orbits of the sun. Show More Summary
After winning a contract to fly cargo to the International Space Station, Sierra Nevada Corp.'s Dream Chaser is about to undergo testing.
NASA’s next cargo delivery vehicle—a spunky little space plane that looks like it could be an offspring of the space shuttle—is getting ready to fly. The svelte and snub nosed Dream Chaser will soon be shipped to the Mojave desert in California where it would begin a series of ground tests that would eventually culminate […]