Space

Mighty SLS Core Stage for Artemis I Mission Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

After its journey from NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi aboard the Pegasus barge, the mighty Space Launch System (SLS) core stage arrives at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 27,...

Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Has Passed Away at Age 90

Astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo 11 command module pilot. Credit: NASA We are heartbroken to share that astronaut Michael Collins, the command module pilot of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, has passed away...

NASA Delays SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts Return to Earth – Here’s Why

NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – who constitute the crew of NASA’s Crew-1 mission – inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft....

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Spots Perseverance Mars Rover From the Air

By Jet Propulsion Laboratory April 28, 2021 This color image was taken by NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its third flight, on April 25, 2021. The Perseverance Mars rover is visible in the upper left corner....

Evidence of “Pulsar Wind Nebula” May Solve 34-Year-Old Astronomical Mystery

Data from Chandra and NuSTAR provide evidence for the existence of a structure known as a “pulsar wind nebula” at the center of the Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A). A pulsar wind nebula is a...

Astronauts Enjoyed a Fresh Supply of Leafy Greens Grown on the International Space Station

NASA astronaut and Expedition 64 flight engineer Michael Hopkins smells ‘Extra Dwarf’ pak choi plants growing aboard the International Space Station on March 26, 2021. The plants were grown for the Veggie study, which...

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Team Names Martian Hill That Serves as Mission “Gateway”

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used its Mastcam to take an image of this mountain, nicknamed “Rafael Navarro Mountain” after the astrobiologist Rafael Navarro-González, who worked on the mission until he passed away January 26,...

Scientists Don Spacesuits to Explore Hawaiian Lava Tubes As if They Were on Mars

Crewmembers spend days to months in the HI-SEAS Mars/moon habitat atop Mauna Loa. Credit: HI-SEAS Imagine trying to pick up a pebble or scrape microbes off a cave wall in a bulky spacesuit with puffy...

Highly Accurate Measurements Show Neutron Star “Skin” Is Less Than a Millionth of a...

Illustration of a powerful X-ray burst erupts from a magnetar — a supermagnetized version of a stellar remnant known as a neutron star. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith (USRA) Nuclear physicists make new,...

Like Boot Prints on the Moon, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Left Its Mark on Asteroid Bennu

This image sequence shows how the local surface of Bennu changed after the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully performed its Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample acquisition maneuver on October 20, 2020. The earlier image (top) was taken on...