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...

NASA’s Hubble Telescope makes first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets

https://youtu.be/9XV0UE5Gb_Y Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications...

AEDC contributions to Viking ensures Mars first landing

Air Force photographExtensive instrumentation required on the NASA Viking model is shown here before a test at AEDC in 1973 before final assembly....

Dragon attached to station Harmony module

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was bolted into place on the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 10:03 a.m., EDT, July 20...

Sunset at the Viking Lander 1 site

On July 20, 1976, at 8:12 a.m., EDT, NASA received the signal that the Viking Lander 1 successfully reached the Martian surface. This major milestone...

Transport of Saturn V rocket stage to Stennis a matter of...

NASA photographThe Saturn V S-1C-15 rocket stage arrives at Stennis Space Center June 16, 2016. The stage was transported June 20 from Stennis...