Published June 04, 2012
The United States' spy satellite agency is giving NASA two spare space telescopes free of charge, each potentially more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA officials announced today.
Published November 04, 2011
A huge asteroid about the size of an aircraft carrier will zoom past our planet next week, flying between the Earth and the orbit of the moon when it flies by on Tuesday (Nov. 8).
Published September 23, 2011
The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert to pilots today warning flyers to be on the lookout for any signs of a huge NASA satellite expected to fall to Earth tonight (Sept. 23) or early tomorrow.
Published September 18, 2011
Heads up! That's the word from NASA given the impending re-entry of a 6.5-ton satellite through Earth's atmosphere.
Published July 18, 2011
An unmanned NASA probe made history 117 million miles from Earth on Saturday, July 16, when it arrived at the huge asteroid Vesta, making it the first spacecraft ever to orbit an object in the solar system's asteroid belt.
Published June 27, 2011
An asteroid the size of a tour bus zipped by Earth Monday -- a flyby so close that the space rock was nearer to the planet than some satellites.
Published June 14, 2011
Candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination tackled the future of NASA, without its space shuttle program, among other issues during the GOP's first debate, in New Hampshire Monday night.
Published March 10, 2011
The sun unleashed another major solar flare Wednesday, a solar storm so powerful it could spawn dazzling northern lights displays that could be visible from even New York City. The wave of charged particles is aimed straight at Earth and should arrive in the next few days.
Published March 09, 2011
Space shuttle Endeavour -- the baby of NASA's orbiter fleet -- is poised to roll out to its Florida launch pad today to prepare for its last mission, a move that will come just hours after the shuttle Discovery returns home from a last flight of its own.
Published February 25, 2011
Discovery's six-astronaut crew will spend Friday inspecting heat shield panels along the shuttle's wing edges and nose cap for any signs of dings or damage that may have been caused by falling debris during their launch.