Although Congress is hoping for an immediate trip to Mars, they probably won’t get it. But NASA is doing all they can to prepare for the upcoming deep-space trips by first testing the new LDSD spacecraft, which is expected to land heavy loads on Mars.
The astronauts aboard the International Space Station finally received the 5,000 pounds of cargo they needed after the launch was delayed a month by SpaceX and NASA. Two astronauts conducted a spacewalk to repair a dead computer today.
NASA recently announced they would be conducting a mission to visit a nearby asteroid to collect samples from its surface by 2018. Some politicians in Congress want NASA to bypass this mission and go directly to Mars or visit the moon.
Early Friday morning between approximately 12:30 a.m. and 1:22 a.m. EST, the LADEE spacecraft, as planned, crashed into the moon at 3,600 miles per hour, officially ending the six-month mission.
The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) can track bright points in the solar atmosphere and magnetic signatures on our star's surface to reveal a bit more about what lies beneath the sun's surface.
The $600 million Kepler spacecraft, launched on March 6, 2009, is armed with a 0.95-meter aperture and a 105 square degree telescope with a goal to detect and confirm planets in or near the circumstellar habitable zone.
Just a few weeks ago, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been circling Saturn since 2004, discovered the first-ever asteroid-like object with rings.
We typically hear about asteroids in a destructive fashion: those that collide with each other in space and create explosions. Yet NASA could soon make history with an upcoming asteroid project.
After two delays spanning almost a month, SpaceX will execute the third resupply mission to the International Space Station today at 4:58 p.m. The Falcon 9 rocket will carry 5,000 lbs. of (very interesting) cargo inside the Dragon spacecraft.
The Mars Curiosity Rover photographed some interesting pictures on April 2 and 3 that have many believers of extraterrestrial life talking. The picture in question featured a bright light shining from Mars surface in the distance.
Last week, the closest star to Earth emitted an M-class solar flares into the depths of space. This spectacular event was captured by NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The Apollo 12 mission was launched on November 14, 1969 with three crewmembers to complete a number of objectives. Next week, NASA plans to auction off artifacts from the fourth lunar mission of the Apollo program.