Articles about National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.