Study: Pluto 'Spray-Painting' Poles Of Its Big Moon CharonA new study finds that Pluto is "spray-painting" the red poles of its big moon Charon.
NASA Chasing Asteroid To Collect Gravel SamplesNASA is launching a spacecraft to an exotic black rock named Bennu, vacuuming up handfuls of gravel from the surface and then, in a grand finale, delivering the pay dirt all the way back to Earth.
Feds Turn To NASA For Small-Drone Traffic PlanAs the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage small drone traffic close to the Earth.
SpaceX Dragon Heads Back To Earth With Station Science, GearA SpaceX Dragon capsule is on its way back to Earth with a load of science experiments and gear.
NASA Continues Splashdown Tests, This Time With DummiesNASA says it's simulating a splashdown of its Orion spacecraft, this time with crash test dummies, as it prepares to eventually send humans to Mars.
Astronaut Tweets Superb Image Of Moon Shot By SpaceshipFormer NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio's tweet Monday brought both awe and some skepticism from followers.
Twitter Lights Up With 95th Birthday Wishes For John GlennJohn Glenn is being showered with birthday recognition. The first American to orbit the Earth was trending on Twitter on Monday as he turned 95.
SpaceX Successfully Launches ISS Docking Port For NASASpaceX successfully launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts early Monday, along with a DNA decoder for high-flying genetic research.
SpaceX Launching Space Station Docking Port For NASASpaceX aims to launch another load of space station supplies for NASA, including a critical docking port needed by new U.S. crew capsules set to debut next year.
First Virus-Hunter In Space Will Test DNA-Decoding DeviceThe first virus-hunter in space is all set to conduct some cosmic, new DNA research. Space station astronaut Kate Rubins will attempt to complete the first full-blown DNA decoding in orbit with a pocket-size device.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Beams First Pictures From JupiterA NASA spacecraft has sent back the first pictures since arriving at Jupiter.
Solar-Powered Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's OrbitThe final leg of a five-year voyage ended Monday when NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft fired its main rocket engine and gracefully slipped into orbit around Jupiter, the heftiest planet in the solar system.