New Horizons was straight on course for the historic encounter with Pluto, sweeping within 7,800 miles of the dwarf planet at 31,000 mph.
During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.
NASA has released video of their driverless car in development at the Johnson Space Center this week, with the Modular Robotic Vehicle emulating some of the space agency’s self-driving rovers already in use.
It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.
The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.
Scott Kelly will blast off in March for a year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. Doctors will compare his physiology to that of his twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, who will remain on Earth.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.
Nagel flew four space shuttle missions and retired from NASA in 2011. He was 67.
Former astronaut Henry “Hank” Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.
Scissors used by astronaut Alan Bean when he walked on the moon sold for $100,000 at an auction of space gear.