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Katherine Johnson smiling (NASA)

NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose calculations for NASA were part of a blockbuster movie, just celebrated her 100th birthday.
Two rock-like objects floating in space (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

NASA mission in Senegal promotes scientific discovery

When an astronomy mission brought NASA to Senegal, local Senegalese scientists and community members were introduced to a new realm of scientific possibility.
Airplanes on display in museum (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Change is in the air at a popular Smithsonian museum

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is often called “America’s favorite museum.” Learn how its new director plans to extend its reach.
Astronaut in flight suit climbing out of capsule in large building (SpaceX/NASA)

Meet the astronauts launching a new era of U.S. spaceflight

NASA selected the astronauts for the first crewed missions to the International Space Station from American soil since the space shuttles stopped flying in 2011.
Rocket launching (NASA/Allison Stancil)

NASA to launch UAE student’s science experiment

15-year-old Gavin Vasandani is launching a 40-millimeter science experiment into space this September. Find out how students like him can launch projects with the help of NASA.
Scroll with ancient text (© Baz Ratner/Reuters)

NASA tech helps unravel secrets of Dead Sea Scrolls

NASA helped bring space telescope tech to the archaeology lab and uncover hidden text in fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Astronaut in space (NASA)

Record-breaking spacewalker Peggy Whitson retires at 58

The world's most experienced spacewoman has retired after spending more time in orbit than any other American astronaut.
Model rocket with President Trump gesturing behind it (© Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Companies turn to space with help from the U.S.

President Trump has signed a directive aimed at streamlining regulations on commercial use of space. What does this mean for private space companies?
Woman in space capsule (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

Legacy of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, lives on

The U.S. will dedicate a new U.S. postage stamp for the late Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, who continues to inspire generations of young women.