Private Companies Drive 'New Space Race' at NASA CenterFor the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.
NASA Is Hiring A Planetary Protection Officer To Protect Earth From AliensNASA is looking to hire a Planetary Protection Officer who would protect Earth from possible alien contamination.
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar EclipseFor the first time in almost a century, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental US.
Spacewalking Astronauts Pull Off Urgent Station RepairsSpacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system.
Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking SpotSpacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules.
NASA Opens Exhibit on 50th Anniversary of Apollo 1 FireNASA opened an exhibit Friday honoring the astronauts in the Apollo 1 fire — 50 years to the day they died.
Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in DomeCrammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods — with a rare treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.
NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to MarsA group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.
Thanksgiving in Space: Turkey, Green Beans & Even FootballTurkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.
Obama Pushes US Goal to Send Humans to Mars by 2030sPresident Barack Obama sought Tuesday to reinvigorate his six-year-old call for the U.S. to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, a mission NASA has been slowly and quietly trudging away at.
NASA's 1st Asteroid-Sampler Poised for Evening LiftoffNASA's first asteroid-sampling spacecraft was poised for an evening takeoff Thursday as crowds gathered to witness the start of its seven-year quest.
Ex-Astronaut Indicted Traffic Deaths of 2 Girls in AlabamaA grand jury in Alabama has indicted a former NASA space shuttle commander on four felony charges in the traffic deaths of two girls killed on a rural highway in June, a prosecutor said Thursday.