It's never too late to do something for the first time — especially if that thing is seeing a rocket launch in person, and even more so if that rocket is carrying a mission named after you.
The United States might launch a Space Force, a new military branch, but how is this different from the Air Force Space Command?
On Aug. 11, NASA will launch its newest spacecraft, called the Parker Solar Probe, aboard a huge rocket. And by December 2024, that probe will become the fastest spacecraft ever.
Engineers with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program have been left hanging on like a yo-yo for 60 days now, after Opportunity lost power during a global dust storm.
This weekend, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will boldly go where no spacecraft has dared go before — up close and personal with the sun — lifting off with its destination hidden and the sky dark.
I have an embarrassing confession to make, as the geek internet explodes over actor Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new CBS series. I never saw "Star Trek: The Next Generation" while it was on the air.
The Parker Solar Probe will orbit the sun and swoop into the outermost part of the solar atmosphere to study the star up close and personal.
"Killjoys" fans, rejoice: Your favorite trio of space bounty hunters is now reliving its adventures on the streaming app VRV.
Portal origin URL: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is About to Lift OffPortal origin nid: 430137Published: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Stay tuned — Parker is about to take flight. At 3:33 a.m. EDT on Aug. 11, while most of the U.S. is asleep, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be abuzz with excitement. At that moment, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, the agency’s historic mission to "touch" the Sun, will have its first opportunity to lift off.Portal image: animated illustration of Parker approaching sunScience Categories: Sun
Google is celebrating the accomplishments of the first known female Native American engineer, Mary G. Ross, today (Aug. 9) on the 110th anniversary of her birth.
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday (Aug. 9) unveiled a detailed plan for the military Space Force proposed by President Donald Trump. If Congress agrees to establish it, the Space Force will be the sixth branch of the U.S. military.
A fireball that streaked across the sky above the Thule Air Base in Greenland on July 25 was notable for not only the 2.1 kilotons of energy it released but also the stir it caused on social media.
Callisto is thought to be a long dead world, with hardly any geologic activity on its surface. But an ocean may lie underground.
The full moon happens once a month. Find out when.
Get ready for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend. The stunning event will appear in skies across the country, and we're traveling to perhaps the best location to watch the shower: the recently accredited Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve.
We see it every day, but our sun still poses countless mysteries. But not for long, if NASA's Parker Solar Probe has its way.
General relativity is one of the greatest feats of human understanding, made all the more impressive by the fact that it sprang from the fertile imagination and dogged mathematical brilliance of just one mind.
NASA has awarded contracts totaling $44 million to help develop 10 "tipping point technologies" that could spur greater space exploration and development.
If the United States creates a Space Force, what should its logo look like?
After being reclassified as a Category 3 hurricane, Hurricane Hector will pass just south of Hawaii, causing some pretty rough surf for the islands — and astronauts and NASA satellites have been tracking the storm from space.