NASA

NASA News

Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon

The goal is to give astronauts control of the rover “in a quicker fashion and more like doing some sort of video game,” said Ben Mellinkoff, a graduate student at the University of Colorado.

NASA to explore whether water on Saturn's moon could sustain life

NASA plans to study the existence of external life on the oceans which are present on the surface of Saturn's biggest moon - the Titan.

Advertising

From Apollo 11 to the new space race

Space exploration was about politics and power. Then, science. It's now also about money. And a growing list of players.

When America landed on the moon, the whole world did

"We had nothing. We hadn't even put our first man in space," says Haug. "And in eight years we landed two people on the moon. It was incredible, what we had done."

Why the world's in a second race to the moon

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin created history, and, on the eve of India’s second lunar mission – Chandrayaan 2 – let's take a look at man’s oldest muse and how it has inspired all manner of human endeavour. First up, why a renewed surge of interest in moon travel is both an indication of the complexities of lunar missions and a future foretold.

Why everyone wants to go back to the Moon

India is aiming to launch Chandrayaan-2 this month, its first attempt to reach the lunar surface. Even a small Israeli nonprofit, SpaceIL, tried to send a small robotic lander there this year, but it crashed.

Advertising

Lunar eclipse on July 16, next solar eclipse to take place on December 26

Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse 2019 Date and Time in India: On 26 December, the planet will be gearing up for a solar eclipse. This solar eclipse will be the third solar eclipse of the year and can be seen from much of Asia, East in Europe, North/West Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

Japan says space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample

Hayabusa2 had created itself a landing crater in April by dropping a copper impactor. Thursday's mission was to land inside that crater and collect underground samples that scientists believe contain more valuable data.

NASA shake up in new race to the moon

NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine said, "NASA has been given a bold challenge to put the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024, with a focus on the ultimate goal of sending humans to Mars."

Atmosphere of mid size planet revealed for first time: NASA

In a first, scientists have identified the detailed chemical "fingerprint" of a planet between the sizes of Earth and Neptune to uncover clues about its nature and origin, using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.

NASA Photos

Stunning photos of Super Snow Moon from around the world

This full moon was referred to as Snow Moon because the full moons which occur in February are called as Snow Moon by the Native Americans which finds a place in the Farmer's Almanac as well

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date

Advertising

NASA launches upgraded Soyuz aircraft with three crew members

The NASA crew is due to arrive on Friday at the International Space Station, which orbits about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth, to begin a four-month mission.

US astronaut Scott Kelly safely lands back in Earth: A look at his spaceflight

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko land safely back in Earth after 340 days in space

NASA confirms Mars has water: Here is a closer look at some pictures

NASA has confirmed evidence of water on Mars in an important discovery. Check out some stunning pictures of the red planet which have hinted at evidence of war on Mars earlier

NASA releases new mind-blowing pictures of Pluto, Charon and Hydra

The US is now the only nation to visit every planet in the solar system. Pluto was No. 9 in the lineup when New Horizons left Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 19, 2006

Advertising

NASA New Horizons will fly past Pluto today: All you need to know

At 5:19 pm IST on July 14 NASA's New Horizons will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data.

When SpaceX Falcon rocket exploded mid-air

The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) rocket was the company's 19th Falcon 9 launch since its 2010 debut, including six previous cargo runs for NASA under a 15-flight contract worth more than $2 billion.

Check out these stunning pictures from Space as NASA celebrates 50 years of first Spacewalk

On June 3, 1965 in NASA's Gemini IV mission, two astronauts Ed White and Jim McDivitt attempted the first spacewalk. NASA released several images to celebrate its 50 years journey in the Space.

Stunning pictures of Mercury released by NASA's Messenger spacecraft

Messenger rocketed away from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in August 2004. It flew twice past Venus and three times past Mercury, before entering orbit around Mercury in March 2011.

NASA Videos

NASA Announces Discovery Of Seven Earth-Size Planets That Could Hold Life

NASA announced a new system of Exoplanets, which are Earth-size, and could potentially hold life.These exoplanets are located outside of our solar system and orbit a star, which is why they are named so. So why is the discovery of these Exoplanets such a big deal, and what should you know about them? We break […]

NASA spaceman Scott Kelly returns to Earth after record breaking ISS stint

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have arrived back on Earth after nearly a year aboard the International Space Station. The record-long spaceflight is intended to pave the way for future human travel to Mars. Accompanied by cosmonaut Sergey Volkov the three safely made a parachute landing in Kazakhstan.

Advertising

NASA releases Apollo 10 'space music'

NASA audio reveals Apollo 10 astronauts jazzed up over “outer space type music.”

Advertising