These are several videos of NASA testing out its new shape memory alloy tires for use on future trips to distant planets that will probably never happen. The tires are constructed out of a titanium-nickel alloy, and can return to their original shape after being deformed by rolling over a rock or the leg of a jaywalking alien. Show More Summary
NASA is about to pick finalists for its next New Frontiers mission. Will Venus make the cut?
The age-old mystery of why otherwise healthy dolphins, whales and porpoises get stranded along coasts worldwide deepens: After a collaboration between NASA scientists and marine biologists, new research suggests space weather is not the primary cause of animal beachings—but the research continues. Show More Summary
Who doesn't love pizza? NASA recently treated its astronauts to some space pizza. It's different from what you'll find at your local pizzeria, but doesn't look bad for space food. Following is a transcript of the video. This is what a pizza party looks like in space. Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA has tapped the University of Maryland to lead a new consortium focused on putting satellite data to use to enhance food security and agriculture around the world.The Earth Observations for Food...Show More Summary
A NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station caught sight of a meteor streaking into a beautiful shooting star.
The launch depends on good weather, but then it will be smooth sailing 127,000 feet up.
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to help monitor the planet's climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) After a collaboration between NASA scientists and marine biologists, new research rules out space weather as a primary cause of animal beachings.
Ever since NASA retired the silver lamé Mercury spacesuits of the early 1960s, astronauts have fallen behind in the fashion department, but now a new generation of spacesuits is being developed for both the public and private sectors. Show More Summary
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysicist Jeyhan Kartaltepe will be one of the first scientists to use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soon after it launches in spring 2019. The Webb telescope...Show More Summary
Kenya’s opposition NASA party on Thursday said it will go ahead with a planned swearing-in of Raila Odinga in spite of warnings from the country’s attorney general. The Kenyan government’s top legal advisor described any potential inauguration of the opposition leader as “unlawful, illegal, null and void”.
The agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory can find the tiniest microorganisms—something that turned out handy for breast cancer researchers.
2017 was a year of groundbreaking discoveries and record-setting exploration at NASA. The Moon became a focal point for the agency, with unique coverage of the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 99 years, and announced the...
When it comes to unexpected skywatching opportunities, fireballs are one of the most exciting. Pieces of various types of space debris flying through Earth's atmosphere in a blaze of glory can be an eye-catching sight, and Florida residents...Show More Summary
Cernan famously traced the initials of his young daughter on the moon’s surface before he left.
Nasa has fired up a set of reserve thrusters on Voyager 1 that will extend the spacecraft’s life by two to three years For the first time in 37 years, Nasa fired up a set of reserve thrusters on Voyager 1. The resulting manoeuvre will allow the ageing spacecraft to remain in contact with Earth, extending its life by two to three years. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles-area wildfires can easily be seen from space, both by satellites and astronauts on the space station.
NASA recorded thousands of hours of audio from the Apollo lunar missions, yet most of us have only been able to hear the highlights.
NASA tweeted photos of the smoke plume drifting over the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday. Four fires are currently blazing through thousands of acres in California, forcing residents to evacuate.