Articles about National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wally Funk to join Bezos' space trip, ending 60-year wait

02 Jul 2021

Wally Funk to join Bezos' space trip, ending 60-year wait

Aerospace pioneer Wally Funk, 82, will be joining Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's crewed space flight of its New Shepard suborbital spacecraft.

Here's why Hubble Space Telescope is inoperable since June 13

20 Jun 2021

Here's why Hubble Space Telescope is inoperable since June 13

The NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope, which is behind some of the most incredible pictures of distant galaxies to date, is reportedly defunct for the past few days.

Spacesuit concerns briefly interrupt spacewalk to install solar panels

17 Jun 2021

Spacesuit concerns briefly interrupt spacewalk to install solar panels

Spacewalking astronauts resumed work to install powerful, new solar panels outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, after a brief interruption caused by problems with one of their suits.

NASA inviting proposals for two private astronaut missions to ISS

12 Jun 2021

NASA inviting proposals for two private astronaut missions to ISS

Following in the footsteps of Jared Isaacman-led civilian crewed mission and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's plans to attain escape velocity this year, NASA has announced that it is welcoming proposals from commercial establishments for two private crewed missions to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA's Juno spacecraft snaps first close-ups of Jupiter's largest moon

09 Jun 2021

NASA's Juno spacecraft snaps first close-ups of Jupiter's largest moon

On June 7, NASA's Juno spacecraft zoomed past Jupiter's largest moon called Ganymede. The spacecraft snapped incredible close-up pictures of the celestial body as it passed by at a distance of 1,038 kilometers from Ganymede, the closest any spacecraft has been to the moon in 20 years.

South Korea becomes tenth country to sign the Artemis Accords

28 May 2021

South Korea becomes tenth country to sign the Artemis Accords

On May 24, South Korea became the tenth nation to sign the Artemis Accords, a set of principles that define responsible exploration of the Moon.

NASA's VIPER will scout for water on Moon's dark side

25 May 2021

NASA's VIPER will scout for water on Moon's dark side

NASA appears to have found enough evidence of water in lunar soil to warrant an exclusive mission as a prerequisite for sustained human presence on the Moon.

China's Tianwen-1 lander and rover successfully touchdown on Mars

14 May 2021

China's Tianwen-1 lander and rover successfully touchdown on Mars

Shortly after realizing the dream of launching its own space station, China reportedly succeeded at its attempt to land the Zhurong lander on Mars on May 14 as a part of its Tianwen-1 mission.

NASA spacecraft now homeward bound after collecting Bennu asteroid samples

12 May 2021

NASA spacecraft now homeward bound after collecting Bennu asteroid samples

NASA has recently announced that its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has begun a 2.5-year journey back to Earth after reportedly collecting samples from an asteroid called Bennu.

SpaceX's Starship SN15 prototype finally succeeds at high-altitude flight, landing

06 May 2021

SpaceX's Starship SN15 prototype finally succeeds at high-altitude flight, landing

Elon Musk-led SpaceX successfully launched a high-altitude Starship prototype on Wednesday. It also marks a historic achievement for the company as the SN15 rocket is the first to land safely after the flight.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes third long-distance flight, with fastest-yet airspeed

26 Apr 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes third long-distance flight, with fastest-yet airspeed

NASA's Perseverance rover Mars mission has been a resounding success so far, with both its technology demonstrations showing promise.

NASA, SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts successfully embark on journey to ISS

23 Apr 2021

NASA, SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts successfully embark on journey to ISS

On April 23, NASA launched a crew of four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) without incident.

NASA's MOXIE proof-of-concept successfully converts Martian carbon dioxide to oxygen

22 Apr 2021

NASA's MOXIE proof-of-concept successfully converts Martian carbon dioxide to oxygen

Besides the Ingenuity helicopter that took flight on Mars earlier this week, NASA had sent another proof of concept to the red planet. The device is called Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE).

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter aces first test flight in Martian environment

19 Apr 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter aces first test flight in Martian environment

Ever since NASA successfully unsheathed the Ingenuity helicopter that accompanied its Perseverance rover to Mars, anticipation had been building for the helicopter's first flight.

SpaceX awarded contract to build lander for manned lunar mission—Artemis

18 Apr 2021

SpaceX awarded contract to build lander for manned lunar mission—Artemis

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk's SpaceX to build the lunar lander for the Artemis mission.

Astronauts successfully relocate SpaceX's Resilience—first for a commercial crew port

06 Apr 2021

Astronauts successfully relocate SpaceX's Resilience—first for a commercial crew port

On Monday, astronauts successfully relocated the SpaceX Crew-1 spacecraft from the forward port of the International Space Station's (ISS) Harmony module to the space-facing port.

Here's why NASA is heaping Martian soil on InSight's seismometer

04 Apr 2021

Here's why NASA is heaping Martian soil on InSight's seismometer

Since a successful landing on Mars, NASA's InSight lander mission has seen its fair share of challenges. Most recently, InSight's seismometer dubbed Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) has been relaying back false positives and noisy readings of seismic activity on the red planet.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter now one step closer to first flight

23 Mar 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter now one step closer to first flight

Over the weekend, NASA's Perseverance rover dropped the debris shield that protected the Ingenuity helicopter during the rover's historic landing on the red planet.

LEGO launches NASA Discovery space shuttle, Hubble telescope kit

23 Mar 2021

LEGO launches NASA Discovery space shuttle, Hubble telescope kit

Yesterday, renowned toymaker LEGO announced the launch of a new kit. The 2,354 pieces of the set will come together to form the Discovery space shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA's Perseverance rover completes first test drive on Martian soil

07 Mar 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover completes first test drive on Martian soil

NASA has recently announced that its Perseverance rover successfully completed its first test drive on Mars.

NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

06 Mar 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive. It ventured from its landing position, on Thursday, two weeks after landing, to seek signs of past life.

Astronomers seeking giant black hole discover multiple smaller ones instead

04 Mar 2021

Astronomers seeking giant black hole discover multiple smaller ones instead

Two astronomers from the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, who were reportedly searching for a giant black hole in the globular cluster NGC 6397 using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Earth-based telescopes, came across something they were not expecting at all.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more

04 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more

Even as Clubhouse tries to be a hipster and keep Android users from experiencing its new take on social media, Twitter has cloned the experience for them with Spaces.

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

24 Feb 2021

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

The parachute unfurled during the final descent of NASA's Perseverance rover had random pattern of red and white bands, on the face of it. NASA officials later said it contained an encoded message.

NASA's Perseverance rover relays first audio, video clips from Mars

23 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover relays first audio, video clips from Mars

Yesterday, NASA's 2020 Perseverance rover relayed video and audio feeds from Mars. The rover had landed successfully on Mars' Jezero Crater on February 18. It has now sent footage of the landing and a brief audio recording of the sounds from the red planet.

This photo of Mars rover's descent has NASA awestruck

20 Feb 2021

This photo of Mars rover's descent has NASA awestruck

The world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday, as NASA released a stunning picture of its newest rover being lowered onto the dusty red surface.

NASA's Perseverance rover sends first pictures of Mars to Earth

19 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover sends first pictures of Mars to Earth

NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars' Jezero crater late last night. The challenging mission is aimed at finding signs of life on the red planet.

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars' Jezero crater

19 Feb 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars' Jezero crater

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars' Jezero crater last night. NASA's YouTube channel streamed the event live from 00:45 AM IST on February 19. You can watch the historic feat using this link: https://youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ.

Mock Space Shuttle Pathfinder lowered for restoration after 30 years

10 Feb 2021

Mock Space Shuttle Pathfinder lowered for restoration after 30 years

NASA's early mockup of the Pathfinder Space Shuttle orbiter was lowered from its outdoor display in Huntsville, Alabama on Monday. The model will undergo a multi-year, multi-million-dollar restoration.

Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed Acting Chief of Staff of NASA

02 Feb 2021

Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed Acting Chief of Staff of NASA

Indian-American Bhavya Lal was on Monday appointed as the Acting Chief of Staff of the US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Axiom Space reveals space tourists visiting ISS for $165 million

27 Jan 2021

Axiom Space reveals space tourists visiting ISS for $165 million

You can buy your way into space! For $55 million each, former Israeli Air Force pilot Eytan Stibbe, Canadian investor Mark Pathy, and American real estate investor Larry Connor will fly to the International Space Station sometime next year.

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

26 Jan 2021

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

YouTuber and serial philanthropist Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson has devised a clever scheme allowing absolutely anyone to send a photo or short video to the moon for just $10.

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

18 Jan 2021

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit launched 10 satellites into orbit on Sunday in a successful test of its key air-launched rocket.

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

15 Jan 2021

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth's rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported on Thursday.

Low maintenance indoor plants to amp up your home

10 Jan 2021

Low maintenance indoor plants to amp up your home

Indoor plants are a great way to add color and vibrance to your living space.

Sushant Rajput's space film to be revived as a tribute

09 Jan 2021

Sushant Rajput's space film to be revived as a tribute

Chanda Mama Door Ke, an ambitious science-fiction movie touted to be India's first space film that was supposed to star Sushant Singh Rajput, will soon be revived in memory of the beloved late actor.

Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite

04 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite

S Riyasdeen, a second-year Mechatronics engineering student from SASTRA University hailing from Karanthai in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur, won the global competition "Cubes in Space" for creating the world's lightest femto-satellite.

NASA announces astronauts for Artemis, including first woman on moon

10 Dec 2020

NASA announces astronauts for Artemis, including first woman on moon

NASA has named 18 astronauts, including nine women, who will start training for the United States space agency's Artemis missions to the moon.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

16 Nov 2020

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has successfully launched four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon 'Resilience' spacecraft—its first-ever operational space taxi flight for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may glow in dark: NASA researchers

12 Nov 2020

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may glow in dark: NASA researchers

A team of researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has discovered that Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, possibly emits a blue-white and blue-green glow—through its icy crust and a salty subsurface ocean—even in the dark.