Air Force successfully launches GSSAP 3/4 – AFSPC-6 from Cape Canaveral...

ULA photographA Delta IV rocket carrying AFSPC-6 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at 12:52 a.m., EDT, Aug. 19, 2016. The U.S. Air...

Hubble investigates stellar shrapnel

NASA image Several thousand years ago, a star some 160,000 light-years away from us exploded, scattering stellar shrapnel across the sky. The aftermath of this...

NASA establishes contact with STEREO mission

NASA imageOn Aug. 21, 2016, NASA reestablished contact with the sun-watching STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost in October 2014. STEREO-B is one...

NASA prepares to launch first U.S. asteroid sample return mission

NASA imageOSIRIS-REx will travel to near-Earth asteroid Benn on a sample return mission. NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a...

NASA successfully launches student experiments from Wallops

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m., EDT, Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight...

Falcon 9 rocket, comm satellite successfully launched

SpaceX photographThe 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch Aug. 14, 2016, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral...

NASA orders second SpaceX crew mission to ISS

NASA took another important step July 29 in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from...

Countdown to Launch: WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite arrives at Vandenberg for...

Lockheed Martin photographBuilt by Lockheed Martin, the WorldView-4 satellite will double DigitalGlobe’s availability of 30 cm resolution imagery. After a more than 250-mile road...

NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home

Image courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight CenterTESS will look at the nearest, brightest stars to find planetary candidates that scientists will observe...

New heart, DNA research in space benefiting health

NASA photographAstronaut Kate Rubins works to set up a new microscope for the Heart Cells study. New science unloaded from the latest SpaceX Dragon...