NASA selects five Mars orbiter concept studies

NASA has selected five U.S. aerospace companies to conduct concept studies for a potential future Mars orbiter mission. Such a mission would continue key capabilities...

NASA’s Space Launch System booster passes major milestone on journey to...

NASA photograph by Bill IngallsThe second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch System’s booster is seen, Tuesday, June 28,...

SOFIA status update

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), NASA’s flying telescope, was cleared to return to flight on June 27, 2016 (New Zealand date). On June...

NASA uploads app for Apple TV

Apple TV? There’s a NASA app for that. The agency released July 21 its popular NASA app for a new platform, the fourth-generation Apple TV....

NASA, German Aerospace Center extend SOFIA cooperative agreement

Photograph courtesy of German Aerospace Center, DLR Pascale Ehrenfreund (left), Gerd Gruppe (right), Member of the DLR Executive Board responsible for the Space Administration, and...

NASA Challenge aims to grow human tissue to aid in deep...

NASA photographThe Vascular Tissue Challenge offers a $500,000 prize to be divided among the first three teams that can successfully create thick, metabolically-functional...

NASA, UAE sign significant outer space, aeronautics cooperation agreement

The United States and United Arab Emirates have entered into an agreement to cooperate in aeronautics research, and the exploration and use of airspace...

Armstrong honored for Orion work

NASA photograph by Carla ThomasThe Ikhana remotely piloted aircraft captured real-time video when the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 mission concluded on Dec. 5,...

NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIsn-EGs1p4&feature=player_embedded   Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a...

NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration

NASA photographAdvanced solar electric propulsion will be needed for future human expeditions into deep space, including to Mars. Shown here is a 13-kilowatt...