Articles about National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration commonly abbreviated as NASA is the American government’s national civil space program that has earned a name for itself in space exploration. NASA is spread across 20 centers across the United States. It employs approximately 18,000 civil servants and claims to have created over 312,000 jobs across the US, generating over $64.3 billion in economic output in 2019. It also works with several contractors, academicians, and international partners. The agency operates with an annual budget of $23.2 billion (as of FY2021). NASA was established in 1958 with a distinctly civilian orientation encouraging the peaceful application of space science. Over the years, NASA has pioneered several human spaceflight programs including the X-15 program from 1954 to 1968, Project Apollo from 1960 to 1972, Skylab from 1965 to 1979, and Apollo-Soyuz from 1972 to 1975. NASA is also credited with putting the international space station into orbit, launching the commercial crew program that has helped the likes of SpaceX, and the Artemis program designed around the colonization of the moon. As of September 2021, NASA is led by Administrator Bill Nelson.
16 May 2022World
On the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, a part of the world witnessed the first total lunar eclipse of the year.
07 Mar 2022Technology
Delhi-born Nishant Batra, a top executive at Finnish firm Nokia, is leading a project to establish the first 4G cellular network on the moon.
14 Dec 2021Lifestyle
Comet Leonard, also known as the once-in-a-lifetime comet, is one of the brightest comets of the year.
04 Dec 2021Technology
Several parts of the world will witness a solar eclipse Saturday as the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow on some areas of our planet, blocking the Sun's light.
25 Nov 2021Technology
NASA has launched a spacecraft on a direct collision course with an asteroid, intentionally. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission intends to test technologies for defense against potential asteroid collisions.
05 Nov 2021Technology
In July, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos penned an open letter to NASA, opposing the space agency's decision to award the Artemis lunar lander contract to Elon Musk-led SpaceX.
17 Oct 2021Technology
American space agency NASA launched the Lucy Mission space probe strapped to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on October 16.
14 Oct 2021Technology
NASA might be planning to launch the Lucy spacecraft to investigate the Jupiter Trojan asteroid belt but few cosmic events come close to the one we are about to witness on Friday.
26 Sep 2021Technology
NASA released its first digital, interactive graphic novel Saturday in a two-pronged effort to commemorate National Comic Book Day as well as to encourage more youngsters to sign up as astronauts for the planned Artemis manned lunar missions.
21 Sep 2021Technology
In May, NASA announced the VIPER mission to the moon under the Artemis program to look for water, its deposits, or at least signs of it on the dark side of the moon.
20 Sep 2021Technology
Twenty-five-year-old Indian-origin space scientist Priya Patel has had an illustrious career working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) for interplanetary missions.
19 Sep 2021Technology
Pluto was controversially stripped of its designation as a planet in 2006. A planetary scientist who was the fiercest advocate of the celestial body's demotion claims he has now found another celestial body worthy of recognition as a planet.
06 Sep 2021Technology
Elon Musk announced plans to fly an all-civilian crew to space in February this year. Now, the mission is finally set to make history next week when a crew of four civilians will make a three-day trip around Earth.
06 Sep 2021Technology
American space agency NASA has finally started testing Joby Aviation's electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle for its Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign.
20 Aug 2021Technology
Japan's space agency plans to bring soil samples back from the Mars region ahead of the US and Chinese missions now operating on Mars, in hopes of finding clues to the planet's origin and traces of possible life.
15 Aug 2021Technology
NASA has sent a contracted Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) with nearly 3,720kg of cargo on board, including a machine meant to demonstrate 3D printing regolith on the moon and other extraterrestrial surfaces.
02 Jul 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
NASA's Perseverance rover Mars mission has been a resounding success so far, with both its technology demonstrations showing promise.
23 Apr 2021Technology
On April 23, NASA launched a crew of four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) without incident.
22 Apr 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk's SpaceX to build the lunar lander for the Artemis mission.
06 Apr 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
NASA has recently announced that its Perseverance rover successfully completed its first test drive on Mars.
06 Mar 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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.