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SOFIA now accepting observing proposals

NASA photograph by Carla ThomasSOFIA lifts off from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., at sunset. The Science Center for the Stratospheric Observatory...

Michael Watkins named next JPL director

Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of...

NASA TV to broadcast Dragon departure from ISS

NASA photographThe SpaceX Dragon cargo spaceship is grappled by the International Space Station's Canadarm2. The spacecraft delivered about 7,000 pounds of science and...

NASA makes dozens of patents available in public domain to benefit...

NASA has released 56 formerly-patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use. In addition to the...

NASA to provide coverage of May 9 Mercury transit of sun

NASA is inviting viewers around the world to see a relatively rare celestial event, with coverage of the May 9 transit of the sun...

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...

SpaceX founding team launches Vector Space Systems to redefine space commerce

TUSCON, Ariz.--Vector Space Systems, a Micro Satellite space launch enterprise comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch,...

Ball Aerospace begins environmental testing for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1...

Ball Aerospace has begun environmental testing on the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System satellite. JPSS-1 will represent significant technological...

NASA seeks industry ideas for an advanced Mars satellite

NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications...

NASA preparing for fourth series of flight tests of unmanned aircraft

NASA illustrationNASA and its partners are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop regulations to integrate...