Engineering

Satellite hovering over Earth (© Lockheed Martin)

America advances GPS with new satellites

The U.S. is upgrading its GPS network with stronger satellites. GPS enables location tracking for planes, phones and critical infrastructure.
Woman wearing safety glasses while looking at equipment (Courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Why science fairs matter in America

American science fairs help high school students put the STEM lessons they've learned to the test. Read what a veteran judge says about them.
Buzz Aldrin in spacesuit next to American flag on surface of moon (Neil Armstrong/NASA/AP Images)

Celebrate Space Exploration Day with a look at the 1st lunar...

On July 20, we mark the day in 1969 that U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon's surface.
Woman standing with clipboard in front of wall-sized computer (NASA/Robert Nye)

NASA names a building for a pioneering African American

NASA will name its headquarters in honor of Mary Jackson, the agency's first female African American engineer. Find out more about her legacy.
People in protective gear posing with a ventilator prototype (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA engineers develop a ventilator for COVID-19 patients

A chance meeting between two NASA scientists led to the development of a ventilator prototype to help patients suffering from COVID-19.
Illustration of NASA's quiet supersonic aircraft flying (NASA)

NASA plane: One step closer to supersonic air travel

NASA will soon begin final assembly on an experimental aircraft called X-59 QueSST that promises to produce a quieter sonic boom.
Image of robotic arm and hand in space above Earth (NASA)

The U.S. and Canada: Partners in space

The U.S. and Canada, longtime partners in space exploration, work in space and on the ground to continue future space collaboration.
Side-by-side black-and-white photos of three female NASA employees (© Bob Nye/NASA/Interim Archives/Getty Images; © Bob Nye/NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images;© NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

Congressional Gold Medals for NASA’s ‘hidden figures’

Four African-American women who were instrumental in launching the U.S. space program are getting the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Congress.
Person standing against a low wall bordering a river (© Olena Hromova/Alamy)

Study abroad prepares students for success

The 2019 Open Doors report shows the benefits of international student exchanges, enhancing students' ability to succeed.