ISS Astronauts Remotely Control Robot on Earth

The K10 planetary rover that the ISS astronauts controlled. Photo Credit: NASA/Dominic Hart

NASA regularly controls its robot explorers, sent to distant parts of the Solar System, from comfortable offices here on Earth. So it might seem that allowing astronauts in low-Earth orbit to control a robot on the Earth’s surface is not […]

LADEE Set to Investigate Lunar Atmosphere and Test High-Speed Data Link

Artist’s impression of the LADEE spacecraft in lunar orbit. Image Credit: NASA / Ames

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is due for launch in September 2013 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. LADEE will study the composition and structure of the tenuous lunar atmosphere, including dust that may be lofted up […]

Garvey's P-18 Rocket Takes Student-Built Payloads to Edge of Space

The P-18 rocket, built by Garvey Spacecraft Corporation, is hefting a variety of payloads to the very edge of space. Image Credit: Garvey Spacecraft

Who says that students can’t participate in the exploration of space? So far, Garvey Spacecraft Corporation’s Prospector 18, or “P-18,” rocket has conducted four missions where it has launched […]

Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts North’s Growing Seasons

Of the 10 million square miles (26 million square kilometers) of northern vegetated lands, 34 to 41 percent showed increases in plant growth (green and blue), 3 to 5 percent showed decreases in plant growth (orange and red), and 51 to 62 percent showed no changes (yellow) over the past 30 years. Satellite […]

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Discovers Tiny Worlds

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered a solar system that is home to the smallest planet yet found orbiting another star like our Sun. The system is approximately 210 light-years away in the Constellation Lyra. Image Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

The Kepler Space Telescope mission has encountered a tiny planetary system orbiting a star much like […]

Reps. Wolf and Smith Ask For Answers About Ames Research Indictments

Today, House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf and House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith sent a letter each to FBI Director Robert Mueller and NASA’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz requesting answers to a delayed Department of Justice Investigation concerning several potential ITAR violations at Ames Research Center. […]

Kepler Discovers 461 Possible New Exoplanets

The Kepler Space Telescope is proving that the Milky Way galaxy is filled with planets—some potentially similar to our home world. Image Credit: NASA

On Monday, Jan. 07, 2013, NASA announced that the space agency’s Kepler Space Telescope had discovered a staggering 461 new possible planet candidates. Four of these are less than […]

Kepler Completes Prime Mission

The Kepler Spacecraft has concluded its prime mission and will move on to conduct an additional four-year extended mission. To date, the space-based telescope has discovered 105 confirmed worlds. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Kepler mission marked two major milestones this week as the space telescope scans the heavens for planets like our own. […]

AmericaSpace Image Used by NASA Ames

Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – AmericaSpace is a small outlet with a talented group of photographers that contribute daily to the content that we provide. It was, therefore, an honor to have one of our images selected by NASA Ames Aviation Systems. The picture, of NASA Administrator Charles […]

Meet NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, NASA 905

NASA's 747 being prepared for the move into the 'mate de-mate' device. Photo Credit Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

NASA’s 747 being prepared for the move into the ‘mate de-mate’ device.Photo Credit Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, identified by its tail number as NASA 905, arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida yesterday afternoon to ferry the retired space shuttle Endeavour […]