December 7, 2014

NASA craft to probe Pluto after nine-year journey

Washington (AFP) – An American probe that will explore Pluto woke up from its slumber Saturday, after a nine-year journey to take a close look at […]
December 6, 2014

NASA's Orion successfully completes historic test flight

Cape Canaveral, Florida: A NASA spacecraft designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars has made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, wrapping up a flawless, […]
December 5, 2014

Liftoff: NASA's Orion spacecraft launched into orbit

The Orion capsule launched into space on Friday morning, taking the United States on its first step in a long journey that could one day take […]
December 4, 2014

NASA ready for Orion spacecraft test flight

It’s the first attempt to send a spacecraft capable of carrying humans beyond a couple hundred miles of Earth since the Apollo moon program. The ultimate […]
December 3, 2014

NASA's Journey to Mars

NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s – goals outlined in the bipartisan NASA […]
December 2, 2014

NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

NASA is about to launch a new spaceship into orbit, and Mallory Loe has never heard of it. “I mean, technically, NASA doesn’t have another spaceship, […]
December 2, 2014

Philae May Have Grazed a Crater and Tumbled Over Comet

You’ve heard of first-world problems? Well this is an off-world problem: accidentally scraping the rim of a crater with one’s landing gear during a landing on a comet, […]
November 30, 2014

Cool NASA Animation Beautifully Details Every Step of Orion’s First Launch!

It’s not Science Fiction! It’s Not Star Trek! No. It’s a really, really big NASA Mission!  It’s Orion! In fact it the biggest and most important development […]
November 29, 2014

Russian rocket docks safely at International Space Station

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching […]