NASA Invites Public to Take Flight With Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

NASA is targeting no earlier than Sunday, April 11, for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet. To mark a month of Ingenuity flights, the…

Major Earth Satellite to Track Disasters, Effects of Climate Change

By tracking subtle changes in Earth’s surface, it will spot warning signs of imminent volcanic eruptions, help to monitor groundwater supplies, track the melt rate of ice sheets tied to…

New Study Challenges Long-Held Theory of Fate of Mars’ Water

From NASA The new science results indicate that a large quantity of the Red Planet’s water is trapped in its crust rather than having escaped into space. Billions of years…

NASA Scientists Complete 1st Global Survey of Freshwater Fluctuation

“We’re now able to measure all of these lakes and reservoirs with the same ‘ruler,’ over and over again,” Neumann said. “It’s a great example of another science application that…

Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous Supernova

Since astronomers captured the bright explosion of a star on February 24, 1987, researchers have been searching for the squashed stellar core that should have been left behind. A group…

Watch Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover

Mission Control Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover (clean feed) Watch and listen as signals arrive at Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California from the Perseverance…

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Is Ready for the Most Precise Landing Yet

From NASA What to expect when the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover arrives at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. With about 2.4 million miles (3.9 million kilometers) left to…

NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor

“This position will provide NASA leadership critical insights and recommendations for the agency’s full spectrum of science, technology, and infrastructure programs related to climate,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk.…

Weather and the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster which occurred on January 28, 1986, when the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger (mission STS-51-L) broke apart 73 seconds…

Artemis I Stacks Up

Launching in 2021, Artemis I will be an uncrewed test of the Orion spacecraft and SLS rocket as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights to the Moon. Under the…

NASA Goes Woke: Bye Bye ‘Eskimo Nebula’ & ‘Siamese Twins Galaxy’

“It has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive but can be actively harmful. NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part…

NASA Awards SETI Institute Contract for Planetary Protection Support

NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.

July 4, 1997: Sojourner Arrives on the Red Planet

Hitching a ride on the Mars Pathfinder mission, the Sojourner rover arrived at the Red Planet on July 4, 1997. The mission was designed to demonstrate a low-cost method for…

NASA’s TESS Delivers New Insights Into an Ultrahot World

“The weirdness factor is high with KELT-9 b,” said John Ahlers, an astronomer at Universities Space Research Association in Columbia, Maryland, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.…

NASA is Funding a Search for Alien Civilisations Powered by Solar Cells

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Maybe someone out there has solved the problem of renewable energy intermittency. With intelligent life in scant supply on Earth, boffins search for technosignatures of…

NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

From NASA May 30, 2020 RELEASE 20-057 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to…

Updates to Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

From NASA NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley (left) and Robert Behnken (right) participate in a dress rehearsal for launch at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 23, 2020,…

NASA/SpaceX Countdown. Liftoff 4:33 Eastern.

Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home…

Excitement, Emotion Abound on Eve of Historic Demo-2 Mission

From NASA Anticipation continues to build at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida just one day before the scheduled launch of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission. A SpaceX Falcon 9…

Jessica Watkins: First Geologist on Mars?

Guest “what a journey that would be” by David Middleton Hat tip to Mrs. Middleton… NEWS Q&A 19 MAY 2020The first footprints on Mars could belong to this geologistNASA astronaut…

Telescopes and Spacecraft Join Forces to Probe Deep into Jupiter’s Atmosphere

From NASA May 7, 2020 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have teamed up with the Juno spacecraft to probe the mightiest storms in the…

NASA Outlines Lunar Surface Sustainability Concept

From NASA April 2, 2020 When NASA sends astronauts to the surface of the Moon in 2024, it will be the first time outside of watching historical footage most people…

Help NASA Design a Robot to Dig on the Moon

From NASA March 16, 2020 Help NASA Design a Robot to Dig on the Moon A close-up view of the bucket drums on Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR)…

A Slice of Polar Layer Cake

From NASA The Martian ice cap is like a cake with every layer telling a story. In this case, the story is one of climate change on Mars. This image…