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Space & Technology

NASA launches eighth year of Antarctic ice change airborne survey

NASA photograph by John SonntagThe mountains of northern Alexander Island in the Antarctic Peninsula, passing under the left wing of the DC-8 aircraft...

Divers practice Orion water recovery techniques in giant pool

A group of U.S. Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practiced Orion open water recovery techniques Sept. 20-22 in the...

NASA astronaut, crewmates launch to space station to continue research

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome...

NASA space station cargo launches from Virginia on Orbital ATK resupply...

The crew of the International Space Station soon will be equipped to perform dozens of new scientific investigations with cargo launched Oct. 17 aboard...

NASA plans first beyond visual line-of-sight drone demo

NASA photograph by Dominic HartDrone Co-habitation Services operates a Phantom 3 commercial multi-rotor unmanned aircraft, one of 11 vehicles in the UTM TCL2...

A laser-sharp view of blended wing body plane design

NASA photograph by David C. Bowman Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., used lasers inside the 14- by 22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel to map how...

NASA shakes up Orion test article for journey to Mars

https://youtu.be/SX3P-foK_mw How do you know if a spacecraft can hold up to the intense vibrations of launching atop the world’s most powerful rocket? You shake...

Spacecraft ‘nuclear batteries’ could get a boost from new materials

https://youtu.be/47UotH8-9VU No extension cord is long enough to reach another planet, and there's no spacecraft charging station along the way. That's why researchers are hard at...

Earth’s moon hit by surprising number of meteoroids

https://youtu.be/g1JmFq4JN0Q The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The result...

Long-serving DSCS satellite takes over role of linking Antarctic researchers to...

National Science Foundation photographA legacy U.S. Air Force communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin enhances Internet access at the South Pole. Nearly 21...