Articles about National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the American government’s civil space program led by Administrator Bill Nelson, the 14th to hold the office since NASA’s establishment in 1958. The agency was established to encourage peaceful applications in space science. Noteworthy missions to space that were presided over by NASA include the Apollo manned lunar missions, the Skylab space station, and the International Space Station. As of August 2021, NASA employs just under 18,000 civil servants but it supports over 312,000 jobs across the US. In 2019, the agency’s total economic output stood at $64.3 billion. In 2021, it was allocated an annual budget of $23.2 billion. The agency is spread across 20 centers and facilities across the US where it conducts research, testing, and development of advanced aeronautics. In recent years, the agency has also partnered with privately-owned space exploration firms such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.

NASA launches rover to find 'ancient Martian life'

30 Jul 2020

NASA launches rover to find 'ancient Martian life'

In a major development, US space agency NASA has launched a robotic rover to Mars.

Two Indian girls just discovered a 'near-Earth' asteroid: Details here

28 Jul 2020

Two Indian girls just discovered a 'near-Earth' asteroid: Details here

In a major development, two Indian schoolgirls, hailing from the city of Surat, have discovered an asteroid.

China just launched a rover and orbiter to Mars

23 Jul 2020

China just launched a rover and orbiter to Mars

Merely days after the UAE, China has also started its journey to Mars.

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

17 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.

Rare comet visible from today, will disappear for 6,800 years

14 Jul 2020

Rare comet visible from today, will disappear for 6,800 years

Starting tonight, July 14, a rare comet will streak across the night sky for a period of 20 days.

India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

05 Jul 2020

India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

Like Earth has one, Mars hosts two elusive moons in its orbit - Phobos and its smaller, more distant sibling Deimos.

Why NASA has delayed launch of its next Mars rover

02 Jul 2020

Why NASA has delayed launch of its next Mars rover

In an unexpected turn of events, NASA has delayed the launch of its next Mars rover.

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

29 Jun 2020

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

NASA is going back to the Moon, with the hopes of landing the first woman and the next man there by 2024.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

28 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

This week has been all about consumer technology, thanks to Apple.

NASA develops 3D-printed necklace to help people avoid face-touching

27 Jun 2020

NASA develops 3D-printed necklace to help people avoid face-touching

The uncontrolled outbreak of COVID-19 has gotten everyone worried.

SSR leaves behind an incomplete bucket list of 50 dreams

15 Jun 2020

SSR leaves behind an incomplete bucket list of 50 dreams

A talented actor with a charming personality and an infectious smile, Sushant Singh Rajput bid an early adieu as he passed away on Sunday at age 34.

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

10 Jun 2020

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.

New Earth-like planet found orbiting a Sun-like star: Details here

08 Jun 2020

New Earth-like planet found orbiting a Sun-like star: Details here

In a major development, a team of researchers has discovered an Earth-like exoplanet revolving around a Sun-like star.

Shah Rukh Khan to turn journalist for R Madhavan's 'Rocketry'?

07 Jun 2020

Shah Rukh Khan to turn journalist for R Madhavan's 'Rocketry'?

You can keep Shah Rukh Khan away from the screen, but not from cinema.

A ginormous asteroid will zoom past Earth this weekend

06 Jun 2020

A ginormous asteroid will zoom past Earth this weekend

A ginormous 'potentially hazardous' asteroid, nearly as big as the Empire State Building, is set to zoom past Earth this weekend.

As protests continued, Trump was briefly taken to underground bunker

01 Jun 2020

As protests continued, Trump was briefly taken to underground bunker

As hundreds of people gathered outside White House on Friday night, to raise their voice against the brutal killing of a black man by a police officer in broad daylight, United States President Donald Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker, reports said on Monday.

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

31 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

This week, we saw plenty of developments in the tech world.

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

31 May 2020

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

In the wee hours of Sunday, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the historic #LaunchAmerica mission to the International Space Station.

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

31 May 2020

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

After canceling it on May 28 owing to bad weather, SpaceX has now successfully launched astronauts for NASA's historic #LaunchAmerica mission.

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

26 May 2020

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to head up to the International Space Station as part of a crewed mission.

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

08 May 2020

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

Tom Cruise, Elon Musk to shoot movie in space: Report

05 May 2020

Tom Cruise, Elon Musk to shoot movie in space: Report

Tom Cruise is leaving the planet, but for a very good reason.

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

02 May 2020

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

By 2024, NASA hopes to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon.

NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free

01 May 2020

NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.

A huge 'mask-wearing' asteroid will zoom past Earth this week

28 Apr 2020

A huge 'mask-wearing' asteroid will zoom past Earth this week

In a matter of days, a humongous space rock will zoom past Earth.

#LockdownRecommendations: Shah Rukh Khan's all-time best 'Swades'

13 Apr 2020

#LockdownRecommendations: Shah Rukh Khan's all-time best 'Swades'

Swades is heartfelt and optimistic. But it only progresses into becoming so.

NASA halts work on Moon mission, due to coronavirus outbreak

21 Mar 2020

NASA halts work on Moon mission, due to coronavirus outbreak

After hitting the big tech companies, the novel coronavirus disease has deterred NASA from moving ahead with its mission to the Moon.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

07 Mar 2020

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.

NASA rover just captured most detailed picture of Martian surface

05 Mar 2020

NASA rover just captured most detailed picture of Martian surface

Even though Earth and Mars are two very distant worlds, Earthlings are doing some incredible stuff on the neighboring planet.

Astronomers just detected biggest known explosion in the universe

01 Mar 2020

Astronomers just detected biggest known explosion in the universe

Astronomers have detected the biggest known cosmic explosion since the Big Bang - the event that kick-started our ever-expanding universe about 13.8 billion years ago.

An AI flagged 11 asteroids capable of smashing into Earth

21 Feb 2020

An AI flagged 11 asteroids capable of smashing into Earth

Asteroids pose a major threat to Earth and all of life.

#ComicBytes: Five reasons Captain Marvel's body is weird

18 Feb 2020

#ComicBytes: Five reasons Captain Marvel's body is weird

Carol Danvers was a hero long before she stepped into the suit of Captain Marvel.

NASA, ESA astronauts baked 'space cookies' for the first time

25 Jan 2020

NASA, ESA astronauts baked 'space cookies' for the first time

For the first time in the history of human spaceflight, astronauts have baked something in space - a batch of cookies.

SpaceX's first-ever manned space mission happening soon, says Elon Musk

20 Jan 2020

SpaceX's first-ever manned space mission happening soon, says Elon Musk

Just recently, SpaceX demonstrated the capabilities of the launch escape system built into Crew Dragon, its dedicated spacecraft for manned flights.

European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface

20 Jan 2020

European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface

NASA plans to take humans back to the Moon.

Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip

13 Jan 2020

Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who is SpaceX's first prospective customer for a round trip to the Moon, is looking for a girlfriend for his lunar voyage.

Rolls-Royce is developing world's fastest electric plane: See pictures

03 Jan 2020

Rolls-Royce is developing world's fastest electric plane: See pictures

As NASA continues with the vision of building the X-59 quiet supersonic jet, Rolls-Royce is setting its eyes on mastering the field of electric flight.

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

2019 was a year of major scientific and technological advancements.

NASA's 'low-boom' supersonic X-plane will take off soon

18 Dec 2019

NASA's 'low-boom' supersonic X-plane will take off soon

Despite having the technology for supersonic travel for decades, we don't have a single plane that could fly passengers at speeds exceeding that of sound (343 m/sec).

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

13 Dec 2019

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

For decades, scientists have wondered what lies beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica. Well, as per new findings, the White continent has been hiding a whole lot from us.