Two NASA astronauts will head outside the International Space Station Tuesday (Jan. 23) to conduct the first spacewalk of the year.
A small, lightweight life-detection package has passed a key trial here on Earth, suggesting that it could someday hunt for microbes on Mars or the ocean moons of the outer solar system, researchers say.
Two NASA astronauts embarked on a spacewalk today (Jan. 23) and successfully replaced a degraded piece of equipment outside of the International Space Station, despite a software glitch that left the team running behind schedule.
It's official: The Google Lunar X Prize is no more.
Skywatchers in Alaska, the Hawaiian islands and the western part of North America will have the best view of the rare "Super Blue Blood Moon" in the early morning of Jan. 31.
As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed.
Marshall Space Flight Center plays a significant role in the American space program, from developing the rockets that carried the first U.S. astronaut into space to working on the system that could one day carry astronauts to Mars.
This Thursday (Jan. 18), scientists and officials from NASA and the Department of Energy gathered at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas to discuss the Kilopower project, the next generation of nuclear power plants for future space missions.
Mary Voytek, NASA's senior scientist for astrobiology, must grapple with the interdisciplinary nature of the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
The Air Force 460th Space Wing says it is "talking" with the new SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite.
Pisces is one of the largest constellations, and also one of the faintest.
A newly released image, taken by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, depicts hundreds of dust particles barreling away from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which the probe orbited from August 2014 to September 2016.
SpaceX and mobile satellite services provider Iridium, now halfway through deploying the Iridium Next constellation, are preparing for their fifth mission on March 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
NASA's Apollo 5 mission launched on Jan. 22, 1968 and marked the first test flight of the Lunar Module that would eventually carry astronauts to the moon. See photos from the historic mission here!
Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space. She flew Vostok 6 in 1963, spending almost three days in space and orbiting Earth 48 times.
"Mad" Mike Hughes, a flat-Earth conspiracy theorist, appears to have a new rocket and a new launch date for his mission to prove our oblate spheroid world is actually a disc. (It isn't.)
SpaceX will have to wait a bit longer to test its first Falcon Heavy rocket, as NASA and Air Force personnel stay home due to an ongoing U.S. government shutdown.
Smart "Star Trek: Discovery" fans saw this plot twist coming, too.
Astronomers observed two 13-billion-year-old galaxies spinning in whirlpool motions, which was thought to be characteristic of mature galaxies like ours.
Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February.