NASA has released the first images of the dwarf planet Ceres from the Dawn spacecraft’s new lowest orbit. This is the closest view that Dawn will have of Ceres and its […]
The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA’s Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a […]
All Smiles to Start With: Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise is relaxed and ready as he and fellow astronauts Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert prepare for launch on April 11, 1970, from the Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A. The planned third U.S. manned landing on […]
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday formally welcomed the eight newest candidates to the astronaut corps and unveiled a space exploration roadmap that makes clear the global community is working together on a unified deep space exploration strategic plan, with robotic and human missions to destinations that include near-Earth asteroids, the […]
A multi-year NASA science mission soon will be airborne over Houston to help scientists measure and forecast air quality from space.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. EST Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the International Space Station lost communications with the ground. During this period, flight controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, were updating software aboard the space station’s flight computers. As this was happening, one of the station’s data relay systems […]
NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) executes a ‘crabbing’ maneuver due to high crosswinds, before lining up with the runway. Photo Credit: Julian Leek/Blue Sawtooth Studios
NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida earlier this afternoon after a 6-hour cross-country flight from Edwards Air Force […]
Houston’s newly elected Mayor, Annise Parker, wrote President Obama on March 5th expressing her opposition to the Administration’s plans for NASA.
Her letter is a well-argued critique of why the Administration’s plans for NASA will take the agency, and our human space flight program, down the wrong path. While the […]