Curiosity Marks 3rd Anniversary on Mars With Amazing Science Discoveries

Self-portrait of the Curiosity over in Gale crater on Mars. Part of Mount Sharp is in the background. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Self-portrait of the Curiosity over in Gale crater on Mars. Part of Mount Sharp is in the background. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity rover has just reached its third anniversary milestone on Mars, after landing in Gale crater on Aug. 5, 2012, and since then has made some incredible science discoveries, with more to come in […]

Flying the Friendly Martian Skies: NASA to Test Mars Airplane Prototype

Artist's conception of the Prandtl-m airplane flying above the surface of Mars. Image Credit: NASA Illustration/Dennis Calaba

Artist’s conception of the Prandtl-m airplane flying above the surface of Mars. Image Credit: NASA Illustration/Dennis Calaba

For several decades, Mars has been a busy place, with orbiters, landers, and rovers providing unprecedented views of the Red Planet. Another exciting possibility which has yet to be realized is an airplane, which could soar through […]

Raytheon's US Student Rocketry Team Wins International Rocketry Challenge and Encourages Youth in STEM

Team from left to right [front row] Mark Keaton (coach), Chelsea Suddith, Katie Burns, Cady Studdard Back row Tracy Burns (mentor), Evan Swinney, Andrew Heath, Niles Butts, Cristian Ruiz, Joseph Cole (coach).

Team from left to right [front row] Mark Keaton (coach): Chelsea Suddith, Katie Burns, Cady Studdard. Back row: Tracy Burns (mentor), Evan Swinney, Andrew Heath, Niles Butts, Cristian Ruiz, Joseph Cole (coach). Image Credit: Raytheon

Team America took home the gold after winning first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2015 Paris Air Show. […]

NASA Video: This is Robonaut

Video courtesy of NASA

One worker at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) gets an unexpected attitude from a “colleague”—a Robonaut—on a seemingly average work day. Currently four Robonauts exist, with others in development. These robots will help humans explore, work, and live in space. One is currently aboard the International Space […]

Students and Teachers Become Rocket Scientists at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Photo Credit: Colorado Space Grant Consortium / NASA

WASHINGTON — More than 120 students and educators will delve into the world of rocket science June 15-21 during Rocket Week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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NASA Optimus Prime Spinoff Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony was held in the rocket garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

The awards ceremony was held in the rocket garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

With the loud speaker crackling a bold unforgettable voice gave the animated introduction to the ceremony. That voice belongs to Peter Cullen, better known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the Transformers […]

College Students Selected to Build Rovers For Fictional Mars Mission

Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, currently en route to the red planet to investigate Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Students from community colleges in 24 states will be participating to design, build, and carry out missions with their own rovers in early May at NASA center in CA and TX. Image Credit: NASA

Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, currently en route to the red planet to investigate Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Students from community colleges in 24 states will be participating to design, build, and carry out fictional missions with their own rovers in early May at NASA […]

East Coast Students To Speak Live With Space Station Commander

NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, will talk to kindergarten through 12th-grade students participating in a U.S. Coast Guard Academy mentoring program about life on the space station at 11:15 EST on Thursday, Feb. 2. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, will talk to kindergarten through 12th-grade students participating in a U.S. Coast Guard Academy mentoring program about life on the space station at 11:15 EST on Thursday, Feb. 2. Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — Students participating in a U.S. Coast Guard Academy mentoring program will speak with […]