Rock that whizzed by Earth may be grabbed by NASA
NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit.
NASA experiments recreate aromatic flavors of Titan
NASA scientists have created a new recipe that captures key flavors of the brownish-orange atmosphere around Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Decontamination system to up research on space station
Just like eating, drinking and even trying to wash your hair aboard the International Space Station, conducting science experiments in space is not a simple task for astronauts. There are so many more factors ...
Giant telescopes pair up to image near-Earth asteroid (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —NASA scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently discovered asteroid as it slid silently past our planet. Captured on June 8, 2014, the new views of the object ...
NASA hopes to launch 'flying saucer' after delay (Update)
NASA hopes to try again to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test Mars mission technology after losing the chance because of bad weather, project managers said Thursday.
Asteroid discovered by NASA to pass Earth safely
(Phys.org) —A newfound asteroid will safely pass Earth on June 8 from a distance of about 777,000 miles (1.25 million kilometers), more than three times farther away than our moon.
NASA's Orion spacecraft is ready to feel the heat
(Phys.org) —NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on the crew module of the agency's Orion spacecraft. The work marks a major milestone on the path toward ...
Rosetta comet comes alive
A spacecraft from Earth is about to do something no spacecraft has ever done before: orbit a comet and land on its surface.
NASA's 'flying saucer' readies for first test flight
(Phys.org) —It only sounds like science fiction. To test a new technology for landing heavy payloads on Mars, NASA is about to drop a flying-saucer shaped vehicle from a helium balloon high above Earth' ...
NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth
The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.
Morpheus prototype uses hazard detection system to land safely in dark (w/ Video)
NASA demonstrated that it can land an unmanned spacecraft on a rugged planetary surface in the pitch dark in a May 28, 2014 free-flight test of the Morpheus prototype lander and Autonomous Landing Hazard ...
New NASA/JAXA precipitation satellite passes check-out, starts mission
The new Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite is now in the hands of the engineers who will fly the spacecraft and ensure the steady flow of data on rain and snow for the life of the ...
A first for NASA's IRIS: Observing a gigantic eruption of solar material
A coronal mass ejection, or CME, surged off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014, and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it in extraordinary detail. This was the first CME observed by the Interface Region ...