NASA Spacecraft To Reach Jupiter On July 4A spacecraft from NASA is bound for a Fourth of July encounter with Jupiter in the latest quest to study how the largest planet in the solar system formed and evolved. If all goes as planned, Juno will spend nearly a year circling the planet.
NASA Looks At Coral Reefs From 23,000 Feet AwayCoral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the water looking at small portions of larger reefs to gather data and knowledge about the larger ecosystems. But NASA is taking a step back and getting a wider view.
Ex-Astronaut Charged With Murder In Fatal Car WreckAstronaut James Halsell Jr. seemed the very definition of someone with the right stuff. An Air Force Academy graduate and decorated test pilot, he commanded or piloted five space shuttle missions.
NASA Inflating New Experimental Room At Space StationIt's pump-it-up day at the International Space Station. NASA is releasing air into an inflatable room delivered last month by SpaceX.
International Space Station Makes 100,000th Orbit Of EarthOne-hundred-thousand laps around Earth, and the International Space Station is still sailing right along.
Mercury Makes Rare Move Across The SunVisible just after 7 a.m. on the east coast, the smallest planet will appear as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun, and the transit will last for about 7 1/2 hours
SpaceX Lands Rocket At Sea 2nd Time After Satellite LaunchFor the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite.
NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft In Emergency ModeNASA is trying to resuscitate its planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, in a state of emergency 75 million miles away.
Texas-Resident Scott Kelly Reunited With Relatives After Year In SpaceAh, there's nothing like a blast of fresh, frigid air to welcome you back to the planet after nearly a year cooped up in space. That's the word from astronaut and Texas-resident Scott Kelly.
Record Number Of Astronaut Wannabes Apply To NASAI guess the phrase 'to infinity, and beyond' really caught on! Apparently, space travel never looked so good. NASA has announced that it received a record number of applicants for its next astronaut class.
30 Years Since Challenger: New Voice At Astronauts' MemorialAs families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd.
2015 Was Earth's Hottest Year By Wide MarginLast year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record -- it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The NOAA and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was by far the hottest year in 136 years of record keeping.