Pluto Gets Its Close-Up; NASA Spacecraft Makes Historic FlybyNew Horizons was straight on course for the historic encounter with Pluto, sweeping within 7,800 miles of the dwarf planet at 31,000 mph.
NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025During 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 Releases Video Showing Driverless CarNASA 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.
Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him 'Unfit' For PresidencyIt’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.
NASA: Solar System's Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of EarthThe 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.
Astronaut Honored By President Obama During State Of The UnionScott 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.
The People Who Took Us To The MoonThis year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy's dream.
Former Astronaut Steven Nagel DiesNagel flew four space shuttle missions and retired from NASA in 2011. He was 67.
Former Astronaut Hank Hartsfield Dies At 80 Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.
Astronaut's Scissors Fetch $100,000 At AuctionScissors used by astronaut Alan Bean when he walked on the moon sold for $100,000 at an auction of space gear.
Scott Carpenter, 2nd American In Orbit, DiesAstronaut Scott Carpenter has died at age 88.
Even Amid Furloughs, Some Texans Cheer Cruz Thanks to Texas' new Senator, Dale Huls is out of a job_at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.