What does the Earth look like from deep space? From Saturn? On July 19th NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will be taking the first-ever natural-color image of the Earth as seen from the Saturn system. This will also be the first time that Cassini’s highest-resolution camera was used to photograph the Earth and the Moon. Show More Summary
VIDEO There hasn't been a new astronaut at NASA in four years, but the eight chosen to join the ranks today will have an opportunity that wasn't feasible four years ago. These men and women are likely to be the first to travel space on a commercially owned aircraft (like SpaceX) and they could be the first to set foot on Mars. Show More Summary
NASA is paying renewed tribute this week to Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, as well as to Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon, almost a year after their deaths. Ride's latest day in the spotlight came on Tuesday, for a simple reason: It's been 30 year …
Four tiny spacecraft soared over the California desert June 15 in a high-altitude demonstration flight that tested the sensor and equipment designs created by NASA engineers and student launch teams.
NASA announced its new class of astronauts this week, the first in four years. The folks at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are making a big deal about how many applicants they had and the fact that half the winners are women. Show More Summary
NASA has announced a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. The challenge is a large-scale effort that will use multi-disciplinary collaborations and a variety of partnerships with other government agencies, international partners, industry, academia, and citizen scientists. Show More Summary
Here’s my story, posted at midnight last night, about NASA’s new Grand Challenge, which is to find all the dangerous asteroids out there and figure out what to do about them. Basically the government wants help in finding near-Earth … Continue reading ?
In 2006, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this backlit view of of Saturn's rings during an eclipse of the sun. Courtesy Cassini Imaging Team/ Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI. Editor's note: Carolyn Porco is the leader of the imaging team for the...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now exploring Saturn, will take a picture of our home planet from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles on July 19. NASA is inviting the public to help acknowledge the historic interplanetary portrait as it is being taken.
The giant asteroid Vesta as captured by the Dawn spacecraft. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA) Are you up for a challenge? How about a Grand Challenge? NASA on Tuesday issued a Grand Challenge aimed at locating all asteroid threats to Earth and figuring out what to do about them. Show More Summary
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An ambitious new plan calls for the deflection of the most dangerous near-Earth objects and research into how to move an asteroid into the moon's orbit.
NASA wants to send a manned mission to an asteroid as early as 2021 but needs help from citizen scientists around the world to identify a suitable space rock to land on and explore, the US space agency said Tuesday.
NASA's latest "Grand Challenge" is a biggie: Can you think of better ways to find potentially threatening near-Earth asteroids and do something about those threats? Your ideas could become part of the space agency's vision for the next decade. The Asteroid Grand Challenge was ann …
LEGO has approved the Mars Curiosity Rover set created by LEGO CUUSOO user Perijove, a mechanical engineer who worked on the actual Curiosity Rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The final product is still in development and no price or release date have been set yet. LEGO also provided updates on two other sets that [...]
Every once in a while, humanity decides to send a document of its achievements into space on the off chance that it might get picked up by another form of intelligent life. In 1974, NASA beamed a binary encoding of a double helix. In 2008, they beamed a recording of "Across The Universe" by The Beatles. Show More Summary
NASA announced on Monday its 2013 class of astronaut candidates, but the current state of the agency’s human spaceflight program makes it hard to get as excited about what lies ahead for these remarkable individuals. To mark the announcement, NASA hosted a Google Hangout on Air with several administrators and former astronauts. After sifting [...]
50%: The percentage of female astronauts in NASA's new class, "the highest percentage of female astronaut candidates ever selected by NASA."Monday's announcement came on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the launch of the first American woman in space, Sally Ride. Show More Summary
Tue June 18, 2013 NASA has eight new astronauts and four are women. Among the candidates are the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades and a female helicopter pilot. The class is NASA's first new batch...Show More Summary