Aboard the International Space Station, hundreds of miles above the earth, astronauts are conducting important science experiments and some, well, not so important ones that are proving to be just as fascinating.
Eileen Collins, Curt Brown and Bonnie Dunbar joined the ranks of some of Space exploration's biggest names when they were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on April 20.
NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative has opened the doors for high school and university students across the nation to get involved in developing cube-shaped “nanosatellites” since it started in 2010. This year, however, marks the first time a K-8 school will be taking part of the initiative and, according to St. Thomas More’s teachers, it’s not just the older kids getting involved.
Russia launched a spacecraft of critters and microflora into space on Friday in an effort to better understand the effects of sustained space travel on living organisms.
NASA's latest infrared sensor designed to locate near-Earth objects passed a critical design test, according to a press release issued by the U.S. agency on Tuesday.
The government is overreacting to global warming and NASA isn't helping, states a report issued by The Right Climate Stuff (TCRS) research team.
NASA awarded the University of Central Florida a $55 million grant to build and launch an instrument that will provide "unprecedented imaging" of the Earth's upper atmosphere, according to the university.
The seasons are changing and not just on Earth - scientists at NASA are reporting signs that Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is currently in flux and it may have a lot to say about our own planet's changing climate.
After more than a year of delays, the Antares rocket was rolled out onto its Virginia coast launch pad on Saturday in preparation for the first of two test launches, the first of which is scheduled for April 17. Should everything go according to plan, the rocket, developed by aerospace firm Orbital Sciences Corp., will work ferrying cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a $1.9 billion deal with NASA.
Using ratios of the element argon, scientists believe they have finally confirmed that Mars once has an atmosphere that has gradually been slipping away.
Scientists have identified the age of the meteorite thought to be from Mercury and it's not looking good - the rock is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old, which, some scientists believe, is too old.
NASA announced Friday two new projects headed for a 2017 launch, one of which, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), will cover an estimated 400 times as much sky as any previous as it locates planets orbiting nearby stars. Led by George Ricker of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), scientists plan to focus the spacecraft's efforts on examining planets similar to the habitable zones of their host stars and specifically those similar in size to Earth.
NASA announced Friday that it would begin funding an explorer that would help to unveil the many mysteries of the little-understood phenomenon called the neutron star.
Astronomers at NASA have spotted the most distant supernova yet; in fact, the event took place so far away that as scientists watched it, they were watching an event that took place 10 billion years ago. Nicknamed SN Wilson, the phenomenon was specifically classified Type 1a supernova and may offer scientists a sense of how the universe has expanded ever since the Big Bang.
NASA's new motto goes something like this: Without funding, anything is possible. Or maybe just the classic: Recycle, recycle, recycle. Either way, the agency is looking at turning the upper-stage propellant tank of the mega-rocket Space Launch System (SLS) into a permanently manned outpost in space.