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Farewell – NASA’s Record-Setting Rover Mission on Mars Comes to an End this Week

Farewell – NASA’s Record-Setting Rover Mission on Mars Comes to an End this Week

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in […]

NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems. The Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission is a planned two-year mission funded at $242 million […]

NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

Expedition 57 crew members Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, and Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) emerge one at a time from the Soyuz MS-09 that carried them home from the International Space Station Dec. 20, 2018, after a 197-day mission. The spacecraft touched down in Kazakhstan […]

NASA Live – See Streaming Exploration!

NASA Live – See Streaming Exploration!

Upcoming Live Events (all times Eastern) No Earlier Than Friday, Dec. 21: Live coverage of Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital rocket launch with nine NASA technology payloads. Monday, Dec. 31: New Horizons media briefing and spacecraft final approach before flyby of Ultima Thule, a Kuiper belt object (KBO). Tuesday, Jan. 1: New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule, a Kuiper belt […]

NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018

NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018

 With our Moon to Mars effort underway, a new administrator takes over to lead the charge, and – oh yeah – we stuck another nearly flawless landing on Mars! All that and more as we look back at what happened This Year @ NASA! Credits: NASA Television NASA welcomed a new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, deputy […]

NASA TV to Air ‘Spirit of Apollo’ Tribute from National Cathedral

NASA TV to Air ‘Spirit of Apollo’ Tribute from National Cathedral

This month marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, which was the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve, 1968. To commemorate this historic event in human spaceflight and NASA’s history, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will present “Spirit of Apollo,” a program celebrating […]

NASA InSight Lander ‘Hears’ Martian Winds

NASA InSight Lander ‘Hears’ Martian Winds

NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever “sounds” of Martian winds on the Red Planet.  InSight sensors captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind, estimated to be blowing between 10 to 15 […]

The PI’s Perspective: Share the News—The Farthest Exploration of Worlds in History is Beginning!

The PI’s Perspective: Share the News—The Farthest Exploration of Worlds in History is Beginning!

Spend your New Year’s Eve with NASA, as New Horizons conducts the first close-up exploration of any Kuiper Belt object and the farthest exploration of any worlds in space ever attempted — more than 4 billion miles from Earth and a billion miles beyond Pluto! The New Horizons spacecraft is healthy and is now beginning […]

NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath

NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth.  InSight’s two-year mission will be to study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with […]

Russia is Going to the Moon to Fact-Check NASA

Russia is Going to the Moon to Fact-Check NASA

Virginia Kruta, Contributor  The man heading up Russia’s Roscosmos space agency claimed that verification of America’s moon landings would be part of his agency’s next mission, according to a video shared on Saturday. Dmitry Rogozin’s tweet, according to Google translate, reads, “I answer questions of the President of Moldova: whether there were Americans on the […]

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