Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on Mars as soon as 2018 with the help of NASA, an extraordinary collaboration between the public and private sector in an effort to eventually get humans to the Red Planet. SpaceX made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, laying out an ambitious timeline for an incredibly […]
ST. LOUIS—It starts here in a warehouse by the airport. A couple of NASA astronauts in their blue flight suits, sitting at a touch screen display, taking the first training steps toward the real flights scheduled to happen more than a year from now. Those flights will be the first from American soil since the […]
The little spacecraft that could may be moving its search for alien life on asteroids to yet another space rock. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, currently orbiting Ceres where it has been sending back fabulous photos of huge craters and mysterious (well, not mysterious any more) lights but no...
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It's been five years since the last ?U.S. launch to the space station, and astronauts are getting ready for a different kind of voyage
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Working at a simulator, NASA's best and brightest are taking the first steps toward resuming American launches from U.S. soil since the shuttle retired in 2011.
The Geology of Pluto and Charon Through the Eyes of New HorizonsAuthors:Moore et alAbstract:NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has revealed the complex geology of Pluto and Charon. Pluto's encounter hemisphere shows ongoing surface geological...Show More Summary
NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications and imaging, as well as robotic science exploration, in support of NASA’s...Show More Summary
These NASA satellites are some of our best tools for understanding climate change, and there's no plan to replace them.
A UFO hunter claims bizarrely to have spotted sprawling urban complexes with dazzling lights in old images of the surface of Venus — the second rocky or terrestrial planet from the Sun – -published recently for the first time by NASA. Show More Summary
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently returned to Earth after spending on year in space. Now, NASA scientists are conducting a series of tests, including blood tests, to better understand how Kelly's experience in space affected his body. ...Show More Summary
The Senate has released its draft of NASA's 2017 budget which, despite increasing NASA's top-line by $300 million, would cut $270 million from the Planetary Science Division. Here's why we shouldn't worry—yet.
Peering to the outskirts of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet -- after Pluto -- in the Kuiper Belt. The moon -- provisionally designated S/2015 (136472) 1 and nicknamed MK 2 -- is more than 1,300 times fainter than Makemake. Show More Summary
What you see above is not a 3D model made on a computer. It is a composition captured and created by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that depicts the earth rising over the surface of the moon. Launched on June 18th, 2009, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) had a primary mission of mapping out the topography [...]Show More Summary
The James Webb Space Telescope, successor to NASA's hugely successful Hubble, is finally taking shape, on track for launch in 2018
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a stunning, and seemingly impossible view of Saturn's iconic ring system intersecting with a second set of phantom rings. The image was snapped using the probe's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 11,Show More Summary
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Safety has been one of the main questions when discussing the mass adoption of drones, and two major organizations...Show More Summary
NASA: New image gives scientists the best understanding yet of the enigma known as the "Red Rectangle"