NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, will soon become the first vessel to push past the edge of our solar system. And 76 year old Ed Stone, the project's chief scientist, tells TPM it is the mission's "crowning achievement."...
Taking a photo of one’s own planet is no easy feat, but in 1966 it was done for the first time. NASA needed to find a viable landing spot on the moon prior to the Apollo missions. To achieve this, they sent up unmanned spacecraft on... Read Post
NASA has reported that its MESSENGER spacecraft is now in orbit around the planet Mercury – the first ever mission to achieve this feat. More than 40 years on from the first moon landing in the age of the Mars rovers and space touri... Read Post
From NASA science news: Last week, on Feb. 11th, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) lifted off from Cape Canaveral on a five-year mission to study the sun. Researchers have called the advanced spacecraft the “crown jewel” of NASA’... Read Post