U.S. Air Force’s first advanced GPS III satellite shipped for launch

Lockheed Martin photographLockheed Martin shipped the U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III to Cape Canaveral, Fla., ahead of its expected December launch. The first...

Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman photographNASA’s James Webb Space Telescope OTIS (far left) and SCE (mid picture) featured in Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach highbay. REDONDO BEACH, Calif....

NASA Television coverage set for next ISS crew launch

NASA photograph by Bill IngallsExpedition 52 flight engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA, left, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, and Randy Bresnik of NASA pose...

Amazon’s Bezos says he’ll send a spaceship to the moon

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said Thursday he’s going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century...

Mercury Seven astronauts introduced to public 60 years ago

NASA photographOn April 9, 1959, NASA introduced its first astronaut class, the Mercury 7. Front row, left to right: Walter M. Schirra, Jr.,...

NASA awards VCLS contracts for CubeSat satellites

NASA’s Launch Services Program has awarded multiple Venture Class Launch Services contracts to provide small satellites (SmallSats) -- also called CubeSats, microsats or nanosatellites...

NASA InSight lander arrives on Martian surface to learn what lies...

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the...

Celebrating Guy Bluford’s historic first flight

NASA photograph When Guion Bluford, better known as Guy, launched aboard Challenger's STS-8 mission on Aug. 30, 1983, he became the first African-American to fly...

Alan Bean, Apollo moonwalker and artist, dies at 86

https://youtu.be/qZkTyEe7DfY   Astronaut Alan Bean, a member of Nasa’s Apollo 12 mission, died May 26 at the age of 86. Bean was lunar module pilot on the...

NASA kicks off study to add crew to first flight of...

NASA is assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, Exploration...