NASA: News

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.

29 Sep 2023


NASA's Psyche mission launch delayed to October 12: Here's why

NASA has announced it is pushing the launch of its Psyche mission, by one week. The spacecraft will now liftoff on October 12, whereas the original plan was for October 5.

29 Sep 2023


Exploring 'new type of world': Everything about NASA's Psyche mission

NASA is looking forward to launching its Psyche spacecraft on October 5. It will take off aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA astronaut returns after record 371-day stay aboard ISS

After spending 371 days in space and making 5,963 orbits of the Earth, NASA astronaut Frank Rubio has returned to Earth, alongside Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin.

25 Sep 2023

Amazon Prime Video

'A Million Miles Away'—José Hernández's story, from migrant to astronaut

Mexican-American astronaut José Hernández's story is the stuff dreams (and films) are made of!

25 Sep 2023


NASA scientists to analyze Bennu asteroid samples: What to expect

After seven years and a journey spanning 6.21 billion kilometers, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission returned to Earth successfully on Sunday, delivering a capsule containing samples collected from asteroid Bennu.

24 Sep 2023


NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission delivers 4.5bn-year-old asteroid samples to Earth

NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe has successfully returned a capsule containing samples of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, marking a significant milestone in space exploration.

24 Sep 2023

Space News

NASA's OSIRIS-REx releases asteroid sample capsule for landing on Earth

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has released the capsule containing a sample from asteroid Bennu, collected in 2020.

24 Sep 2023


NASA's OSIRIS-REx to deliver asteroid samples today: How to watch

In a few hours from now, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will conclude as a capsule containing regolith samples from the asteroid Bennu will land in Utah's desert at around 8:25pm IST.

JWST finds carbon dioxide on Europa, fuels possibilities of life

Jupiter's icy moon Europa, known to have a subsurface ocean beneath its crust, is among the most intriguing targets in the search for extraterrestrial life.

19 Sep 2023


Two massive asteroids to make close approach to Earth today

According to NASA, two asteroids, both of which measure well over 100 feet, are bound to make a close approach to Earth today.

19 Sep 2023


NASA's Curiosity arrives at Martian ridge formed during 'wet period'

NASA's Curiosity rover has successfully reached a rather intriguing location on Mars, called Gediz Vallis Ridge, which may contain crucial information about the planet's watery past.

NASA's JWST captures stunning biopolar jets emanating from young star

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a mesmerizing image of bipolar jets, called Herbig-Haro 211, emanating from a young star in constellation Perseus.

14 Sep 2023

Space News

NASA releases comprehensive report on UFOs: Key findings

NASA has published a 36-page report detailing its efforts to track the Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs), commonly known as UFOs.

NASA's next flagship space telescope could be JWST's successor

NASA is planning on its next major space telescope, called the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO). The upcoming mission could serve as a potential successor to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

JWST measures the universe's expansion rate but scientists are puzzled

NASA's powerful James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has confirmed the expansion rate of the universe previously measured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

12 Sep 2023

Solar System

Mercury's mesmerizing image, clicked by NASA, captivates millions

NASA has captured the public's imagination with a beautiful image of Mercury, showcasing the smallest planet in the solar system in shades of blue and tan.

JWST detects life-supporting elements in the atmosphere of an exoplanet

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has unveiled something intriguing yet again. The telescope has detected carbon-based molecules in the atmosphere of an exoplanet that could be harboring oceans.

India, US to send astronauts to ISS in 2024

India and the United States (US) have initiated talks to establish a strategic framework for human space flight by 2023 end, with plans to send Indian astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024.

08 Sep 2023

Space News

Sunspot eruption hurls solar flares that may reach Earth today

A powerful M2-class solar flare may be headed toward Earth today, reports

07 Sep 2023


NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to return asteroid samples on September 24

Later this month, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will return to Earth, bringing back samples from an asteroid, called Bennu.

06 Sep 2023


NASA orbiter captures Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander on Moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has captured an image of India's Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander, which successfully touched down near the Moon's south pole on August 23.

JWST, Hubble to help NASA's Juno Probe study Jupiter's moon

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Hubble Space Telescope, and NASA's Juno spacecraft are joining forces to study Jupiter's moon, Io, which is the most volcanically active world in the solar system.

28 Aug 2023


2023's only Blue Supermoon will appear this week

A rare, breathtaking celestial event is set to grace the skies this week, as the only Blue Moon of 2023 coincides with a Supermoon on Wednesday (August 30).

26 Aug 2023


NASA-SpaceX Crew-7 embarks on six-month mission to the ISS

SpaceX's Crew-7 mission has finally been launched.

25 Aug 2023


NASA-SpaceX Crew-7 launch postponed to August 26

The Crew-7 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been delayed. The crewed mission was originally planned to launch today.

22 Aug 2023


NASA, SpaceX clear Crew-7 mission for launch on August 25

SpaceX and NASA have announced the Crew-7 mission is scheduled for launch on August 25 at 1:19pm IST.

22 Aug 2023

Perseverance Rover

NASA Perseverance identifies sunspot that could soon point toward Earth

NASA's Perseverance rover, which is currently probing Mars, has captured an intriguing large sunspot.

19 Aug 2023


NASA reports a 220-foot wide asteroid hurtling toward Earth

NASA has issued a warning about asteroid 2023 PM1, which is hurtling toward Earth at a staggering speed of 66,860km/h.

15 Aug 2023

Global Warming

'We must act now': NASA's warning amid rising temperatures

NASA has announced that July 2023 is the hottest month on record since 1880. According to NASA's data, July 2023 was 0.24 degrees Celsius warmer than any previous July.

12 Aug 2023

Climate Change

NASA to discuss climate data in light of record-high temperatures

NASA is set to host a conference on August 14 to discuss the latest climate data. The meeting is scheduled in the wake of the record-breaking temperatures the world experienced in June and July.

09 Aug 2023


NASA's Artemis 3 mission may not land astronauts on Moon

NASA's Artemis 3 mission, scheduled for December 2025, may not land a crew on the Moon.

Boeing delays Starliner's ISS-bound crewed launch to 2024

Boeing's Starliner is facing another delay, pushing its first crewed launch to the International Space Station (ISS) to at least March 2024. The final launch date has not been fixed yet.

Airbus and Voyager Space to build successor to ISS

Voyager Space and Airbus are joining forces to create Starlab, a commercial space station set to replace the International Space Station (ISS) once it retires in 2031.

NASA's JWST records stunning details of Ring Nebula

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a breathtaking image of Ring Nebula, or Messier 57 (M57), unveiling intricate details of the cosmic object.

02 Aug 2023


What happens if astronaut dies in space? Know NASA's protocols

NASA's protocols for handling astronaut deaths are designed to be dignified.

NASA's JWST unveils secrets of Jovian moons Io and Ganymede

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has uncovered new information about Jupiter's moons Io and Ganymede.

02 Aug 2023

Space News

How NASA lost and regained signal from Voyager 2 spacecraft

NASA lost contact with Voyager 2 on July 21, after certain commands changed the spacecraft's orientation, causing its antenna to point two degrees away from Earth.

28 Jul 2023

Latest Tech News

NASA to introduce its own no-cost, ad-free streaming service soon

NASA is all set to launch NASA+, its own streaming platform later this year.

28 Jul 2023


SpaceX launches 22 Starlink satellites, marking 50th mission this year

Earlier today, SpaceX sent 22 Starlink internet satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA's JWST drops striking image of actively forming stars

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured yet another spectacular cosmic sight.

26 Jul 2023


NASA-SpaceX Crew 7 to conduct over 200 scientific investigations

NASA and SpaceX are gearing up to launch four astronauts as part of the Crew 7 mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA's James Webb telescope detects water vapor in planet-forming region

An interesting new study, published in the journal Nature, has claimed that rocky exoplanets could contain vast amounts of water from the time they are born.

24 Jul 2023

Space News

NASA's Hubble snaps spiral galaxy that played host to supernova

A newly released image captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a stunning spiral galaxy lost in the serenity of space.

21 Jul 2023

Climate Change

July 2023 may be hottest month ever: NASA's climate expert

A leading NASA climate expert, Gavin Schmidt from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has warned that this month will likely be the hottest on record.

21 Jul 2023

Perseverance Rover

How NASA's Perseverance rover selects samples on Mars

In February 2021, NASA's six-wheeled robot, called Perseverance rover, landed on Mars to find out if the now-barren planet ever contained any traces of life.

21 Jul 2023


NASA's Hubble captures space rocks dislodged due to DART mission

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have more interesting findings on the DART mission that happened in September 2022.

NASA's JWST makes surprising discovery of carbon in early universe

Using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scientists have detected significant amounts of carbon in the early universe—about a billion years after the Big Bang.