NASA Selects Early-Stage Technology Concepts for New, Continued Study
on April 7, 2020 at 6:14 pm
Future technologies that could enable quicker trips to Mars and robotic exploration of ocean worlds might have started out as NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC).
NASA Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13, ‘A Successful Failure’
on April 6, 2020 at 7:32 pm
As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission – which has become known as “a successful failure” that saw the safe return of its crew in spite of a catastrophic […]
New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’
on April 6, 2020 at 5:11 pm
NASA’s newest podcast is taking listeners on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.
NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station
on April 6, 2020 at 2:29 pm
A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9.
NASA Awards Facility Assurance, Inspection, Monitoring and Occupational Safety Contract
on April 3, 2020 at 7:57 pm
NASA has awarded the Facility Assurance, Inspection, Monitoring and Occupational Safety (FAIMOS) II contract to Mission Technology of Cleveland to provide support services for the Safety and Mission […]
News Conference to Feature NASA Astronauts on International Space Station
on April 2, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Three NASA astronauts will participate in a live media teleconference at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, April 10.
NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station
on April 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Filled with more than 4,000 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Monday, April 6.
Thousands Apply to Join NASA’s Artemis Generation, #BeAnAstronaut
on April 1, 2020 at 3:01 pm
More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take […]
NASA Awards Contract for Aerospace Research, Development, Engineering Support
on March 31, 2020 at 8:58 pm
NASA has awarded the Aerospace, Research, Development, and Engineering Support Services (ARDES) II contract to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, to […]
#NASAatHome – Let NASA Bring the Universe to Your Home
on March 31, 2020 at 2:41 pm
NASA’s new Internet and social media special, NASA at Home, will show and engage you in the agency’s discoveries, research, and exploration from around the world and across the universe […]
Cardiac Research on the Space Station
on April 7, 2020 at 2:05 pm
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir conducts cardiac research inside the Life Sciences Glovebox.
Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation in Infrared
on April 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm
In this Hubble Space Telescope image, researchers has revisited one of Hubble's most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation.
Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy
on April 3, 2020 at 12:11 pm
This remarkable spiral galaxy, known as NGC 4651, may look serene and peaceful as it swirls in the vast, silent emptiness of space, but don’t be fooled — it keeps a violent secret.
Rosette Nebula Gives Birth to Stars
on April 2, 2020 at 8:42 am
This 2010 image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows dust clouds associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, […]
Klotho and Lina
on April 1, 2020 at 1:33 pm
Appearing as strings of orange dots, the brightest sets of dots belong to asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Be An Astronaut
on March 31, 2020 at 1:48 pm
In March 2017, Peggy Whitson broke the then-spacewalking record for female astronauts.
Celebrating NASA's Astronaut-Physicians
on March 30, 2020 at 1:31 pm
Today is National Doctors' Day!
Hubble Hooks a One-Arm Galaxy
on March 27, 2020 at 11:30 am
Located about 21 million light-years from our galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, NGC 4618 has a diameter of about one-third that of our Milky Way. Together with its neighbor, NGC 4625, it […]
Denman Glacier in East Antarctica
on March 26, 2020 at 1:45 pm
This photograph shows ripples in the surface of Denman Glacier in East Antarctica that throw shadows against the ice.
Tracking Methane Sources and Movement Around the Globe
on March 25, 2020 at 12:43 pm
NASA’s new three-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world’s second largest contributor to greenhouse warming.
Astronaut Christina Koch Services a 3-D Biological Printer
on March 24, 2020 at 12:45 pm
Christina Koch handles media bags that enable the manufacturing of organ-like tissues using the BioFabrication Facility (BFF), a 3-D biological printer on the International Space Station.
Viewing Our Galactic Center
on March 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm
The central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains an exotic collection of objects.
Celebrating Women at NASA: Aerospace Engineer Michelle Lynde
on March 20, 2020 at 5:40 am
Michelle Lynde is an aerospace engineer who conducts aerodynamic analysis of configurations using Computational Fluid Dynamics tools, wind tunnel experiments and flight tests.
Remembering Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden
on March 19, 2020 at 12:16 pm
Former astronaut Al Worden, command module pilot on the Apollo 15 lunar landing, passed away March 18, 2020, in Texas.
Alligators and Rockets: Sharing the Kennedy Space Center
on March 18, 2020 at 12:54 pm
An alligator lurks in a marshy waterway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The center shares a border with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Test Version of Orion Capsule Recovered in the Pacific Ocean
on March 17, 2020 at 5:41 am
With the USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) in the distance, helicopters from the HSC-23 squadron fly by a test version of an Orion capsule during Underway Recover y Test-8 in the Pacific Ocean.
Next Space Station Crew Takes a Break From Training
on March 16, 2020 at 11:44 am
Expedition 63 crewmembers Chris Cassidy of NASA (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos (right) pose for pictures in front of a Soyuz trainer.
Michun North: My Everyday Extraordinary Is Helping Launch America into Space
on March 13, 2020 at 1:13 pm
Michun North is a program analyst, who helps manage finances for the Commercial Crew Program.
Apollo 9 Takes the Lunar Module for a Test Drive
on March 12, 2020 at 1:03 pm
When Apollo 9 in March 1969 human spaceflight, it was the second crewed mission and the countdown to Apollo 11.
A Slice of Polar Layer Cake
on March 11, 2020 at 2:11 pm
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.
Image of a Supermoon
on March 10, 2020 at 1:48 pm
A supermoon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closet (perigee) to Earth.
SpaceX's Dragon Launches to Space Station
on March 9, 2020 at 3:22 pm
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft lifted off on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 11:50 p.m. EST Friday, March 6.
Celebrating the Life of Katherine Johnson
on March 7, 2020 at 8:48 pm
A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 for NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson at the Hampton University Convocation Center.
Hubble Spies Galactic Traffic Jam
on March 6, 2020 at 1:33 pm
NGC 3887 is one of many galaxies in our universe with spiral arms, just like our own Milky Way. Until the 1960s, the behavior of spiral arms was an astronomical puzzle. The arms emanate from a […]
Jupiter as Never Seen Before!
on March 5, 2020 at 4:06 pm
See Jupiter’s Great Red Spot as you’ve never seen it before in this work of art.
Artemis I's Orion Capsule Undergoing Testing
on March 4, 2020 at 2:02 pm
NASA’s Orion spacecraft, a critical part of the agency’s Artemis I mission, is nearing the end of a three-month testing campaign at the agency's Plum Brook Station.
Amelia Earhart Visits the NACA (And Gets Her Coat Caught in a Wind Tunnel!)
on March 3, 2020 at 2:04 pm
Amelia Earhart visits Langley in November 1928.
Astronaut Jessica Meir Configures the Light Microscopy Module
on March 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm
NASA astronaut and International Space Station Expedition 62 crew member Jessica Meir configures the Light Microscopy Module inside the Fluids Integrated Rack.
Tracy Drain: Systems Engineer
on February 28, 2020 at 11:17 am
Tracy Drain, with one of her childhood inspirations … Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura
First Flight of Saturn IB
on February 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm
On Feb. 26, 1966, AS-201, the first Saturn IB rocket, lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Gullies on Mars
on February 26, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Gullies on Mars form during the winter, made liquid by carbon dioxide frost.
Angela Mason-Butcher: Multidisciplinary Engineer
on February 25, 2020 at 4:42 pm
Angela Mason-Butcher is the Capabilities Manager for the Integration and Management Office in the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.
Celebrating the Life and Career of Katherine Johnson
on February 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm
Katherine Johnson passed away Feb. 24, 2020, after living a life filled with trail-blazing achievements.
Connie Moore and Sheva Moore: Keepers of NASA's Imagery
on February 21, 2020 at 1:23 pm
Connie Moore (left) and Sheva Moore are not related but they share a passion for helping the public find just the right image or film clip for projects.
Celebrating John Glenn's Historic Mission
on February 20, 2020 at 2:27 pm
On February 20, 1962, NASA launched one of the most important flights in American history.
on February 19, 2020 at 2:57 pm
Thick white clouds are present in this JunoCam image of Jupiter's equatorial zone.
Kenneth Harris: From Teen Intern to Engineer
on February 14, 2020 at 10:33 am
In this image, Kenneth Harris II works in the clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Spitzer's View of the Tarantula Nebula
on February 13, 2020 at 2:58 pm
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Tarantula Nebula in three wavelengths of infrared light, each represented by a different color.
Cargo Craft Named After 1st Black Astronaut Slated to Head to Station
on February 12, 2020 at 3:39 pm
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen horizontal on Pad-0A for the final cargo load, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.
Bernard Harris: The First African American to Perform a Spacewalk
on February 11, 2020 at 2:25 pm
Twenty-five years ago in Feb. 1995, astronaut Bernard Harris became the first African American to perform a spacewalk.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Discusses 2021 Budget
on February 10, 2020 at 7:14 pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine discusses the fiscal year 2021 budget proposal during a State of NASA address,.
Launch of the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter
on February 10, 2020 at 5:13 am
Launch of the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission to study the Sun from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Feb. 9, 2020.
Northrop Grumman Cargo Mission Awaits Launch
on February 9, 2020 at 2:46 pm
Northrop Grumman’s 13th contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 7,500 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle […]
Victor Glover: Training for the Future
on February 7, 2020 at 12:41 pm
NASA astronaut Victor Glover trains on POGO--the Partial Gravity Simulator at Building 9N's Space Vehicle Mockup Training Facility at the Johnson Space Center.
Record-Setting NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return from Space Station
on February 6, 2020 at 2:08 pm
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is seen outside the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, landed.
Trailblazers: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman
on February 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm
Retired U.S. Air Force Honorary Brigadier General Charles McGee speaks with NASA astronaut Alvin Drew during a Black History Month program
Astronaut Christina Koch's Record-Setting Mission
on February 4, 2020 at 1:36 pm
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is set to return to Earth on Thursday, Feb. 6, after 328 days living and working aboard the International Space Station.
Deborah Johnson: A Career in the Service of Space Exploration
on February 3, 2020 at 1:07 pm
Deborah Johnson has worked for NASA since 1978.
NASA Day of Remembrance
on January 30, 2020 at 9:33 pm
Amy Resnik touches the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial after a wreath laying ceremony as part of NASA’s Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Arlington National Cemetery.
Luca Parmitano Works to Repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
on January 29, 2020 at 4:54 pm
Astronaut and station commander Luca Parmitano is tethered to the International Space Station while finalizing thermal repairs on the AMS.
Chandra Spots a Mega-Cluster of Galaxies in the Making
on January 28, 2020 at 3:19 pm
Astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have put together a detailed map of a rare collision between four galaxy clusters.
Spitzer Observes TRAPPIST-1
on January 27, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Spitzer Space Telescope, one of agency’s great observatories, one of Spitzer's great discoveries was that of the TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, which has seven Earth-size planets […]
Setting the Stage for Artemis Testing
on January 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm
All eyes are on south Mississippi with this month’s delivery and installation of NASA’s Space Launch System.
Martin Luther King Day of Service at NASA Headquarters
on January 22, 2020 at 2:03 pm
The Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir performs at the MLK Day of Service.
Liftoff of SpaceX's In-Flight Abort Test
on January 21, 2020 at 2:47 pm
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 10:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 19, 2020.
Hubble Views Galaxy From Famous Catalog
on January 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm
This bright, somewhat blob-like object — seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the […]
Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Mexico
on January 16, 2020 at 3:13 pm
In the northern Mexican state of Cohuilla lies the Cuatro Cienegas Basin.
Astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain at the National Air and Space Museum
on January 15, 2020 at 4:39 pm
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain talk about their experiences onboard the International Space Station at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in D.C.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter
on January 14, 2020 at 7:46 pm
A multitude of swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Welcoming NASA’s Newest Astronauts
on January 10, 2020 at 5:35 pm
NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday.
Live Coronavirus US News and Updates
on April 8, 2020 at 10:49 am
President Trump sidelined the top official monitoring how the administration spends the $2 trillion relief package. Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said the state had secured nearly 200 million masks […]
Coronavirus Pandemic: Live International Updates
on April 8, 2020 at 10:35 am
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spent a second night in intensive care, and China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged.
Trump Attacks W.H.O. and Ousts Watchdog for Pandemic Fund
on April 8, 2020 at 9:55 am
New York and New Jersey recorded one-day highs for deaths, and voters in Wisconsin cast ballots while trying to exercise proper social distancing.
A.I. Is Helping Scientists Understand an Ocean’s Worth of Data
by Tatiana Schlossberg on April 8, 2020 at 9:00 am
Machine-learning applications are proving to be especially useful to the scientific community studying the planet’s largest bodies of water.
Want to Be Better at Sports? Listen to the Machines
by Craig S. Smith on April 8, 2020 at 9:00 am
The pattern-recognizing power of machine learning is affecting players, teams, sports medicine and even betting.
NASA’s ‘Worm’ Logo Will Return to Space
by Kenneth Chang on April 8, 2020 at 9:00 am
The new old logo, dropped in the 1990s in favor of a more vintage brand, will adorn a SpaceX rocket that is to carry astronauts to the space station in May.
Toward Computers That Teach Themselves
by Craig S. Smith on April 8, 2020 at 9:00 am
Scientists are exploring approaches that would help machines develop their own sort of common sense.
Denim, as a Crime-Solving Tool, Has Holes
by Amos Zeeberg on April 8, 2020 at 9:00 am
A forensic technique that involves matching patterns on bluejeans is highly inaccurate, a new study suggests.
You Can’t Spell Creative Without A.I.
by John Markoff on April 8, 2020 at 9:00 am
Advances in software applications that process human language lie at the heart of the debate over whether computer technologies will enhance or even substitute for human creativity.
China’s Coronavirus Battle Is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not.
by Vivian Wang on April 8, 2020 at 8:28 am
After the pandemic subsides, whether Beijing is praised or pilloried could determine the fate of its ambitions for global leadership.
Robert Barth, a Pioneer of Deep-Sea Diving, Dies at 89
by John Schwartz on April 8, 2020 at 1:01 am
Mr. Barth was the sole “aquanaut” to play a major role in all four stages of the Navy’s landmark program to open the depths to long-term habitation.
New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates
by Lisa Friedman on April 7, 2020 at 10:46 pm
A nationwide study has found that counties with even slightly higher levels of long-term air pollution are seeing larger numbers of Covid-19 deaths.
Families With Food Allergies Struggle With Bare Shelves
by Eric Athas on April 7, 2020 at 10:31 pm
As the coronavirus spreads and locked-down communities stock up, products needed by allergy sufferers are increasingly hard to come by.
In N.Y.C., the Coronavirus Is Killing Men Twice as Often as Women
by Roni Caryn Rabin on April 7, 2020 at 10:29 pm
More men also are infected than women, and they are hospitalized more frequently, new data show. A similar pattern was seen in China.
It Came From Outside Our Solar System and Now It’s Breaking Up
by Joshua Sokol on April 7, 2020 at 8:28 pm
Comet Borisov, only the second interstellar object spotted by astronomers, shed at least one big chunk as it rounded our sun.
Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded
by Raphael Minder on April 7, 2020 at 6:07 pm
The Spanish epidemic has become a painful example of the tendency of one government after another to ignore the experiences of countries where the virus has already struck.
How’s the View From a Spinning Star?
by Randall Munroe on April 7, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Stargazing is fun. Now try it at 43,000 miles per second.
Telemedicine Arrives in the U.K.: ‘10 Years of Change in One Week’
by Benjamin Mueller on April 7, 2020 at 3:48 pm
With the coronavirus pandemic turning doctors’ offices into no-go zones, family physicians are now doing many of their consultations online or by telephone.
Blowtorch of the Gods Captured by Black Hole Image Makers
by Dennis Overbye on April 7, 2020 at 3:42 pm
Astronomers have given us a look into the engine compartment of a quasar.
Embracing the Uncertainties
by Siobhan Roberts on April 7, 2020 at 1:36 pm
While the unknowns about coronavirus abound, a new study finds we ‘can handle the truth.’
Finally, Some Privacy: After 10 Years, Giant Pandas Mate in Shuttered Zoo
by Daniel Victor on April 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm
It is by no means certain that cubs are on the way, but we’ll take good news where we can find it.
Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks
on April 7, 2020 at 11:15 am
Alabama became the 41st state to issue a stay-at-home order, and the attorney general expanded the pool of prisoners eligible for early release from federal prisons.
Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ While Also Revisiting Easter Sunday Services
on April 7, 2020 at 11:15 am
President Trump warns of what could be “the toughest week,” while also saying he would like to consider relaxing social distancing rules for Easter services.
White House Debates How Far to Go on Face Mask Guidelines
on April 7, 2020 at 11:15 am
The coordinator of the coronavirus response emphasized that social distancing was still the most important step people could take. Critical medicines are running low, and nearly 10 million Americans […]
Trump Again Promotes Use of Unproven Anti-Malaria Drug; Deaths in Country May Be Undercounted
on April 7, 2020 at 11:13 am
For the second straight day, the president pushed the use of hydroxychloroquine, which has not been proven to treat the coronavirus. Washington State is returning 400 ventilators to be redeployed to […]
Will Coronavirus Freeze the Search for Dark Matter?
by Dennis Overbye on April 7, 2020 at 6:30 am
An experiment under 4,600 feet of Italian rock wasn’t immune from the pandemic’s interruption.
Superfund, Meet Super Plants
by Wudan Yan on April 7, 2020 at 6:30 am
Can the plant microbiome help clean up contaminated land?
White House Adviser Warned of Risks of Pandemic; Trump Misleads on Testing
on April 7, 2020 at 4:05 am
Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, has been moved to intensive care, and the Supreme Court rejected an extension of Wisconsin’s voting deadline.
A Bronx Zoo Tiger Is Sick With Coronavirus. Your Cats Are Probably OK
by James Gorman on April 6, 2020 at 10:10 pm
Scientists are still trying to understand which animals may be susceptible to the new coronavirus. Much is unknown, but there’s no evidence so far that pets can spread the virus to people.
Quarantine and Coronavirus: A How-To Guide
by Roni Caryn Rabin on April 6, 2020 at 8:29 pm
Thousands who may have been exposed to the coronavirus have been asked to seclude themselves. It’s harder than it sounds.