NASA has released the following photo on news of the death of actor Leonard Nimoy who was Mr Spock in the Star Trek cinema and television series. He is shown in 1976, with the first Space Shuttle Enterprise, in the open necked blue shirt in them middle of the image, and without the famous pointed [...]
The beloved “Star Trek” actor's work brought space home to so many millions of fans. Read the rest
NASA visualizes the 22,000 tons of life-giving dust that flows between Africa and South America. On Earth, there couldn't be a bigger difference between the Amazon rainforest and the African Sahara. The latter is a brown streak of wasteland; the former, green and teeming with life. Show More Summary
Engineers determined no danger posed by water astronaut reported on earlier outing.
After Terry Virts' helmet leaked during a spacewalk Wednesday, NASA has given the OK for another trip outside ISS this Sunday
After being hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease earlier this week, famed Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy died at age 83 Friday morning. Nimoy is best known for his acting role as the exasperatingly logical alien, Spock,...Show More Summary
by Allie Rubin Expressing individuality as a scientist can seem like a form of treason, which is why it’s so rare to see. It’s why the Internet collectively went berserk when a NASA employee sported a mohawk during the Mars Rover landing,...Show More Summary
A new NASA study focusing on irregularities in Earth’s upper atmosphere may help scientists overcome disruptions in GPS communication. The findings provide an insight into the causes of the disruptive regions, and represent the first time that such observations have been made from space. .. Show More Summary
Note: Worthwhile much larger shot HERE, but NASA has a 32MB version that will BLOW YOUR EYEBALLS OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS if you click the image on THIS PAGE. This is the panoramic selfie taken by the Mars Rover Curiosity while on permanent vacation on the red planet. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, NASA released a puzzling close-up shot of the dwarf planet Ceres taken by the Dawn spacecraft from a distance of about 29,000 miles. Two conspicuously bright spots sparkle on the tiny worlds cratered surface, a development that has the scientific community flummoxed. Show More Summary
A timelapse video shows two NASA astronauts as they became typical neighborhood cable technicians—except for the fact that they were wearing space suits.
Scientists at NASA have seen the light. Now, if they could only figure out what in the world it is.
Starting at 11am PST/2pm EST on Wednesday, the space policy team at the Society will hold an AMA (Ask Me Anything) about NASA's new budget and the process of space exploration.
Astronauts have been held up as pioneers in the American consciousness since Alan Shepard became the first US astronaut to venture into space. Such people came to represent the limitless potential of humanity. As if that weren’t enough, they were pretty exceptional photographers too. Show More Summary
For five decades a 6.3-million pound behemoth of a machine, like a baseball diamond perched atop tank treads, has moved NASA rockets from their hangars to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Now the two Crawler-Transporters, stalwart workhorses of the American space program, is getting its first major upgrade. Show More Summary
Fifteen years ago today NASA launched the space shuttle Endeavour on a mission to take the highly detailed images of the Earth’s surface. It was the company’s final, and most advanced space shuttle. To celebrate the lifetime of Endeavour, here are some interesting facts about this amazing spacecraft. Show More Summary
As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, researchers aren't sure what's causing the "bright spots" on its surface. The imaging orbiter snapped the above picture from 29,000 miles (46,000 km) away just last week, but u...
Its truly amazing how much data NASA has on tap at any given moment. This time, the agency has unleashed a loop of the planets precipitation between April and September of last year, making it a very timely #ThrowbackThursday. What we see is the broad swaths of land and ocean these storms travel over. Show More Summary
The space agency is offering up its five decades of footage and a $10,000 grand prize for the best short film using it.