On September 8, NASA is embarking on a new mission to investigate the origins of the universe. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, a small spacecraft, the OSIRIS-REx, will journey 509 million miles to an asteroid called Bennu. Named...Show More Summary
The ISS is the largest artificial body in the orbit and can be seen with the naked eye from Earth.
The twin STEREO spacecraft went missing while testing a system that would allow it to fly behind the sun
On this Day in History: On August 23, 1966, NASA's Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from the moon's distance.
NASA has managed to reestablish contact with a lost spacecraft that has been adrift in the cosmos for 22 months.
by Angela Guess Last week, a press release out of NASA announced, “Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results...Show More Summary
The true story of a group of African American women who worked with NASA to help launch the program's first successful space missions. ...
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If movies about space have taught us anything, it’s that no one can hear you scream. If you get lost in space, nobody’s going to find you. Unless you’re a spacecraft with a direct link to NASA. Then there is hope for you yet. Read more...
A video made early last year is making the rounds this week, possibly because of recent anomalies that have been seen in Saturn’s rings or possibly because it’s a slow news week. Whatever the case, the interviewee is Norman Bergrun, a former longtime NASA and aerospace industry...
The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released video of a successful test firing of an upgraded version of the RS-25 rocket engine the agency will use to hurl its Space Launch System (SLS), a rocket the size of the Statue of Liberty, to the Red Planet.
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NASA scientists are putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft designed to rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 to find clues about the origins of life. “We are days away from encapsulating into our rocket faring and lifting this spacecraft on to the Atlas V vehicle and beginning the...
Almost two years after a malfunction knocked it off line, NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft has finally phoned home
If you have even a passing interest in NASA, you should know about two upcoming events set to air in the coming days. First, NASA will cover the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station on August 26. Show More Summary
Based on data from NASA / SEDAC, this map shows how Italy's population is distributed -- half lives in the densely-packed purple areas (8% of the land), half lives in the sparse grey areas (92% of the land). The map is the latest addition...Show More Summary
During a recent mission, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, took photos of California's Yosemite National Park, Monterey Peninsula, and Central Valley.
Mars may be an alien planet, but it looks awfully familiar in a new 360-degree view from NASA's Curiosity rover.
Space is a freaky place, and few people understand that as well as NASA software engineer Kevin Gill. He regularly uses real data to inspire works of art he renders using complicated computer software. In the past, he has created visualizations of what Mars would look like if it were inhabited and what Earth would look like if it had rings. Show More Summary