Space

Illustration of rocket on launch pad (NASA)

Biden is committed to NASA’s Artemis program for the moon and...

The United States is advancing multilateral plans to return to the moon and explore Mars. Learn about upcoming NASA missions.
Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Lisa Gelobter sitting and posing for a portrait (© An Rong Xu/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Black women who changed our world

African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.
Rectangular device with six wide wheels and multiple instruments being lowered by cables onto barren surface (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

International partners empower NASA’s mission on Mars

With scientific sensors from France, Spain, Italy and Norway, NASA's Perseverance rover is exploring Mars and unlocking the secrets of the red planet.
Color-coded map showing Earth's temperatures (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio/Lori Perkins/Kathryn Mersmann)

How NASA fights climate change from space

NASA's satellites and other precise measuring tools are informing the U.S. government's renewed effort to fight climate change.
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.
Man holding sign in front of poster (Courtesy of Humberto Campins)

The scientist who helped NASA catch an asteroid

Humberto Campins helped NASA collect samples from a moving asteroid last October — a first for the space agency. Here's how he did it.
Five people in jumpsuits standing and waving in front of NASA sign (NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Meet the next astronauts to land on the moon

NASA announced 18 astronauts who will join the Artemis program, which aims to bring the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024.
Illustration of satellite moving above Earth (NASA/JPL)

NASA launches U.S.-European satellite mission to monitor global sea levels

A U.S.-European mission sent a satellite into space to collect information about rising sea levels that will help scientists and first responders.