Published August 05, 2011
NASA's Juno spacecraft launched Friday, Aug. 5, on a mission to study the origin and evolution of Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet.
Published July 28, 2011
NASA has attached its Juno spacecraft -- which is bound to explore Jupiter -- to the rocket that will launch the unmanned probe towards the gas giant next week.
Published July 13, 2011
A congressional panel grilled NASA chief Charlie Bolden Tuesday on Capitol Hill, repeatedly asking him why the space agency has yet to choose a design for its next-generation heavy-lift rocket.
Published July 12, 2011
An experiment riding on the final voyage of NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is set to test out technologies that could be used on future robotic spacecraft.
Published July 05, 2011
NASA is on track to launch the last space shuttle mission ever on Fri., July 8 -- but Mother Nature might not cooperate.
Published June 30, 2011
The story of the shuttle's birth is one of big dreams and slashed budgets, of shifting visions, of NASA and the nation's attempt to find their way in space after beating the Soviets to the moon in 1969. Here is a synopsis of that long, involved tale.
Published June 26, 2011
A NASA spacecraft is right on target for its year-long orbital encounter with the huge asteroid Vesta, which is set to begin next month.
Published June 17, 2011
A NASA spacecraft circling Mercury is returning spectacular photos of the planet — and delivering some tantalizing surprises about the tiny, scorched world.
Published June 10, 2011
The edge of the solar system is a turbulent place, filled with a roiling sea of huge magnetic bubbles, new research suggests.
Published June 03, 2011
An asteroid the size of a small motorhome zoomed near Earth June 1 -- coming closer to us than the moon ever does.