NASA's picked the site for the next Mars rover landing - a spot inside the planet's Gale crater that the scientists say just might reveal whether the planet could have supported life.
Now that the final NASA space shuttle mission has ended, the agency is tasked with the daunting responsibility of laying off approximately 3,200 contractors.
Quite by accident, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the (dwarf) planet Pluto.
As the last Shuttle astronauts return to Earth, NASA is starting to put in place its plans for commercially-operated replacements. It's signed a deal with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) to evaluate its Atlas 5 rocket for use in human missions.
Well, I suppose it could be worse. Yes, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) could be running from Aliens and Predators, or trying to shut down an insane (Windows?) computer intent on killing every astronaut.
NASA is feeling the pressure as Congress demands a finalized design for a heavy-lift rocket that will be used to launch future manned space missions.
It's exactly one year since Neptune was discovered - one Neptunian year, or 165 of our own rather shorter ones.
Watch out gas station attendants, NASA is now experimenting with a Robotic Refueling Mission experiment that will provide refueling and minor repairs to spacecraft already in orbit.
John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, once famously declared that "no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space."
NASA scientists have captured both the sight and sounds of a storm on Saturn that covers eight times the surface area of Earth.
The Olympics aren’t until summer 2012, but the United States is now losing an important race. The U.S. has fallen behind Russia in the all-important space race.
The U.S. government is suing former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell for attempting to sell one of two cameras from the Apollo 14 lunar module Antares.
NASA has confirmed plans to conduct extensive flyovers over Maryland next week as part of an initiative to study air pollution in major cities.
Our sun and its inner planets may not have formed from the same materials, as previously thought, samples returned by NASA’s Genesis mission indicate.
In an X-ray image looking further into the past than ever before, NASA astronomers have discovered that massive black holes were common in the early universe and grew much more aggressively than previously thought.
Refueling your spaceship at the local robot gas station may not just be a piece of science fiction movies anymore.
New tests on what's considered the best-preserved meteorite in the world have shed light on the way asteroids may have served up a varying menu of the building blocks of life.
Sky-watchers in high latitudes could be in for a good light show tonight, following a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun yesterday.
A new model of the early solar system shows Jupiter rocketing about the place, moving toward the center of the solar system and back out again.
The moon appears to be far richer in water than previously believed, following the discovery of 'melt inclusions' in rocks brought back from the Apollo mission in 1972.