space

Three astronauts in Space Station (NASA)

Two hurricanes hit home for an American astronaut

Astronaut Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, offered support to those affected by the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico.
Satellite image of hurricanes (NOAA via AP Images)

When disaster strikes, space agencies share forecasts

Satellites have helped forecast and respond to disasters around the world. U.S. and international space agencies promote open data to save lives.
Saturn (NASA/JPL)

After epic mission, Cassini takes final plunge into Saturn [video]

NASA's Cassini space probe will cap off two decades of discovery in a blaze of glory, breaking up over the sky of Saturn like a meteor.
Astronaut placing helmet on teenage girl's head (Globo)

Meet NASA’s astronaut for a day … from Brazil

Follow 11-year-old Anna Paulla's trip of a lifetime to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas, with TV star Luciano Huck and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.
Smiling woman wearing eclipse glasses (© Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Americans are in a frenzy over total solar eclipse

Millions of Americans plan to watch the August 21 eclipse while scientists are eager to gather data not accessible at any other time.
Two jets flying in a dark sky (NASA)

Jets will chase August’s total eclipse [video]

Two NASA WB-57 jets will streak into the darkness of a total solar eclipse in an attempt to unravel mysteries of the sun and the planet Mercury.
Image of Dream Chaser Cargo System (Sierra Nevada)

Meet the woman behind this spaceship

The American-made Dream Chaser spaceship will one day take astronauts and supplies into space. The woman leading that effort came to the U.S. from Turkey.
Telescope in front of city skyline (NASA)

Will NASA’s newest telescope find the first light of the universe?

Scientists hope two NASA space telescopes will tell us more about the origins of the universe and the search for life in the cosmos.
Two versions of solar eclipse stamp (USPS)

Live stream a solar eclipse … or experience it on this...

A new U.S. stamp is the first stamp depicting a solar eclipse that is printed in thermochromic ink, which changes color when you touch it.