Recently declassified transcripts from NASA's 1969 Apollo 10 mission have revived some old toilet humor after a log of the astronauts' communications revealed some space comedy about floating poop.
Monday NASA's official Twitter feed, @NASA, won the Shorty Award for best government use of social media for the second year in a row.
Aliens exist, says former emergency medical physician Steven Greer, and he thinks he has the evidence to prove it - including a 6-inch body he believes is is a visitor heralding from a distant planet.
The theory that entangled particles, once separated, are still capable of communicating instantly is a phenomenon even Albert Einstein seemed unsettled by, famously calling it "spooky." Decades after the great scientist's death, however, researchers are ready to put it into action at a distance that's never been seen before - 250 miles.
The head of NASA has confirmed that the space agency will not be sending a man to the Moon any time soon, even if it's what some people want. "NASA is not going to the Moon with a human as a primary project probably in my lifetime. And the reason is, we can only do so many things," said NASA chief Charles Bolden
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.
A rocket engine that runs on nuclear fusion may be on its way, based on research conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Washington.
If you fell into a black hole you would be instantly incinerated instead of slowly torn apart, new calculations show. The findings challenge long-standing scientific principals, prompting fiery debate in the physics world.
A new study of Jupiter's moon Io reveals the moon's volcanoes are not where scientists thought.
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.