On March 16, 1966, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott performed the first space docking on the Gemini 8 mission. See photos from that historic spaceflight here.
R2-D2 and BB-8 are the droids that NASA is looking for — "astromechs" that can help repair spaceships on the fly, a NASA robotics engineer says.
For those getting ready for their next trip to Kronos – the homeland of the fictional Klingons in "Star Trek" – the popular language-learning site Duolingo now has a course in Klingon.
And -- wait for it -- Star-Lord has another plan.
After a stream of erroneous media coverage about how spaceflight affects your genes, NASA issued a rare updated statement yesterday (March 15) about its "twins study" concerning former astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly.
The Kepler space telescope's prolific planet-hunting days will end soon.
Later this year, the moon's far side will welcome its first robotic visitor — China's Chang'e 4 lander.
The Pittsburgh-based company Astrobotic, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has won a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Award to develop a "CubeRover" for moon missions.
The defining question of Hawking's later career was never resolved in his lifetime, but he offered physicists the tools to do so.
There's a lot we still don't know about black holes, but these light-gobbling behemoths would be even more mysterious if Stephen Hawking hadn't plumbed their inky depths.
Physicist Stephen Hawking, whose death was announced March 14, wrote prodigiously for both a popular audience and the scientific community over the course of his career. Here are the highlights.
NASA is pressing forward on plans to build a Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, an outpost for astronauts positioned in the space near Earth's moon.
The Smithsonian Channel will air one of Hawking's last documentary appearances in its special "Leaving Earth: Or How to Colonize a Planet."
NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute, who is the Principal Investigator on NASA's New Horizons mission, which flew past Pluto in July 2015 for the Gravity Assist podcast.
A group of citizen scientists helped to discover a new type of aurora named "Steve," and now NASA wants your help photographing the unusual phenomenon.
Water may continue to play a vital role on the dwarf planet Ceres.
If you rise before sunrise this week in North America, you may get a glimpse of what some have come to call the "cosmic disco ball" moving across the predawn sky.
A group of all-star astronauts brought some space to New York City Wednesday (March 14) for the world premiere of "One Strange Rock," a stunning new National Geographic show about Earth narrated by some of the few people who have seen it from space.
Portal origin URL: Mystery of Purple Lights in Sky Solved With Help From Citizen ScientistsPortal origin nid: 420652Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 14:01Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Citizen scientists, satellites and researchers solve the mystery of new purple lights in the sky. The lights, called STEVE, provide scientists insight into Earth's magnetic field.Portal image: composite image of STEVE and Milky Way over CanadaScience Categories: Sun
Portal origin URL: NASA Needs Your Help to Find Steve and Here's HowPortal origin nid: 420651Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A citizen science project called Aurorasaurus, funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation, wants your help gathering photos so they can learn more about a mysterious phenomenon named STEVE.Portal image: image of STEVE auroraScience Categories: Sun