The first African-American female astronaut will board the International Space Station (ISS) in 2018. Jeannete Epps, a former CIA officer before becoming an astronaut in 2009.
Two NASA astronauts completed a spacewalk last Jan. 6 to perform power upgrade on the ISS. The next spacewalk will take place on Jan. 3.
The planet Earth and the moon were photographed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently on the red planet.
NASA will launch two new asteroid missions to find out more about the origin of the Solar System. The missions called Lucy and Psyche will launch in 2021 and 2023.
NASA detected space rocks that will be visible from Earth this early 2017. The other object is a comet and the other one is a rare cross between an asteroid and a comet.
The supervolcano near Naples in Italy has awakened from a long period of slumber according to scientists. It is considered to be one of the most dangerous supervolcanoes in the world.
The Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station will perform a series of spacewalks this January. The duty will be done in pairs with Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough performing the first spacewalk and Tomas Pesquet with Oleg Novitskiy following a few days after.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined the bandwagon by sending their own version of the mannequin challenge. It is, of course, done in microgravity, which makes it more interesting.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) added a leap second to its master clock to sync with the movement of the Coordinated Universal Clock on Earth. Every millisecond is vital in space timekeeping that is why adjustments have to be made for more accurate readings.
After the New Year celebrations, stargazers can watch another firework in a form of a meteor shower. The latest shower that will peak on Jan. 3 comes from shattered comet from a non-existent constellation.
The January sky will be enhanced by an orchestrated celestial show featuring Venus, Quadrantids meteor shower, Vesta asteroid, and the crescent moon.
The Cassini mission captured a never before seen image of Saturn's hexagon-shaped streaming jets of storm on the Northern tip of Saturn. The image was taken while the tip of the planet was illuminated by sunlight.
NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover captured an image of purple rocks on the surface of the red planet. Could it mean there was once microbial life on the red planet?
NASA released a list of its favorite images from 2016. With the uncertainty that the new administration is bringing, looking back at the successful missions of 2016 brings hope to NASA scientists and the public alike.