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Launching rockets to study auroras

NASA photograph by Lee Wingfield NASA successfully launched AZURE, the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment, mission on April 5, 2019, from the Andøya Space Center in...

NASA demos CubeSat laser communications capability

Courtesy of The Aerospace Corporation Two NASA CubeSats teamed up on an impromptu optical, or laser, communications pointing experiment. The laser beam is seen as...

Shanahan, Wilson, Goldfein offer views for ensuring U.S. superiority in space

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael MathewsSecretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson emphasized the importance of the U.S. maintaining its...

U.S., Canadian astronauts wrap up power upgrades spacewalk

NASA photographAstronauts Anne McClain (left) and David Saint-Jacques work outside the International Space Station during their spacewalk on April 8, 2019. Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Anne...

Israeli spacecraft enters lunar orbit ahead of moon landing

https://youtu.be/XS0E35aYJcU The first Israeli spacecraft to journey to the moon passed its most crucial test yet on Thursday when it dropped into lunar orbit one...

NASA, Boeing extend Starliner crew flight test duration to ISS, target...

Boeing photographBoeing's Starliner prepares for acoustic testing at Boeing's spacecraft test facilities in El Segundo, Calif. This vehicle, known as Spacecraft 2, will...

NASA achieves rocket engine test milestone

NASA photographNASA conducts a test of RS-25 flight engine No. 2062 on April 4 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center...

Europa Clipper high gain antenna undergoes testing

NASA photograph by David C. BowmanA full-scale prototype of the Europa Clipper's high-gain antenna is undergoing testing in the Experimental Test Range at...

NASA’s Mars helicopter completes flight tests

NASA/JPL-Caltech photographMembers of the NASA Mars Helicopter team inspect the flight model (the actual vehicle going to the Red Planet), inside the Space...

Spacewalking astronauts install better station batteries

NASA photographSpacewalker Nick Hague works to upgrade the International Space Station ‘s power storage capacity during the March 29 six hour and 45-minute...