How does the human body respond to long-duration spaceflight? Does radiation present a problem? How about long periods of weightlessness? And what about the isolation? We're about to find out. NASA's "One-Year Mission" launches at 3:42 p.m. Show More Summary
With NASA scientists warning about California only having one year of water left, it appears The Kardashians and March Madness continue to distract Americans from the ugly looming reality of water shortages. With summer around the corner,...Show More Summary
On Friday, March 27, astronaut Scott Kelly will smash the U.S. endurance record for the longest continuous time in space. The one-year mission will provide NASA with invaluable data as his twin brother, Mark Kelly, undergoes the same tests on Earth.
When Astronaut Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space, he asked NASA scientists whether they'd take advantage of the near-perfect copy he'd be leaving behind: His twin brother Mark, who retired from spaceflight in 2011 after four shuttle flights.Read full article >>
NASA's Opportunity and Curiosity rovers have been hard at work on Mars; here's how they get the job done
Rumor: Asteroid 2014-YB35 has NASA on "high alert."
NASA's next marquee mission might be described as the great asteroid boulder pluck.
NASA's Kelly is set to launch Friday on a one-year stay aboard ISS: "My greatest concern is just missing the people on the ground"
NASA will be launching a mission in 2020 that will involve grabbing a boulder from an asteroid and hauling it into the moon’s orbit for humans to inspect.
Jezero Crater, located near the Martian equator, brimmed with fresh water some 4 billion years ago, making the ancient lake a perfect spot to land NASA's 2020 mission to Mars aimed at finding traces of life on the Red Planet.
NASA released new information on its plan for an asteroid retrieval mission today, but the concept faces stiff resistance from the GOP. NASA argues that this mission is critical to its long-term Mars objective.
Joby Aviation-NASA venture features experimental wings loaded with electric motors for cleaner, smoother rides
NASA, on Wednesday, announced its plans to test new capabilities in the mid-2020s for sending humans on deep-space expeditions, including missions to Mars. The project, called the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), is expected to be launched in 2020. As part of ARM, an unmanned spacecraft will...
In another hopeful sign that Mars was once habitable, NASA's Curiosity rover has detected nitrogen in the soil of the Red Planet for the first time. While NASA doesn't think that the compounds are biological in origin, they are still significant to Mars having been more favorable to life in the ancient past... Show More Summary
NASA's Asteroid Redirection Mission (ARM) is an ambitious (and divisive ) plan to take an asteroid, shunt it into lunar orbit, and then send astronauts to take a sample. The mission is a vital stepping-stone on the journey to Mars, and today, NASA finally announced how it will work. Read more...
(Image: NASA) Clocking in at 11 years and 2 months, it's a truly awful marathon time. But it's the first marathon ever completed on the surface of another world. On Tuesday, NASA's Opportunity rover crossed the 26.219 mile mark during its sojourn across the red planet. Show More Summary
It sounds almost like a late '90s sci-fi flick: NASA sends a spacecraft to an asteroid, plucks a boulder off its surface with a robotic claw, and brings it back in orbit around the moon. The post NASA’s Plan to Give the Moon a Moon appeared first on WIRED.
NASA has decided to pluck a small boulder off a large asteroid, instead of bagging an entire asteroid outright, the agency announced Wednesday.
NASA will attempt to pluck a sizable boulder from an asteroid and haul it back to this way for analysis