Space

Woman seated and exercising with bar in small space (NASA)

Check out these experiments on the International Space Station

Find out about some of the work done aboard the International Space Station, including two critical experiments that examine muscle tone and microbes.
People watching plume of smoke (© Bill Ingalls/NASA/AP Images)

Innovation’s essential ingredient: Failure [video]

In May, SpaceX became the first private company anywhere in the world to launch two humans into Earth's orbit. But it took some practicing to get there.
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.
Rocket lifting off of launch pad (Courtesy of Jeff Spotts/United Launch Alliance)

U.S. launches space plane on scientific mission

The U.S. has successfully launched the X-37B space plane into orbit. Learn more about the space plane's mission and the scientific research it is enabling.
An illustration of a satellite flying in space (NOAA)

New satellite tech speeds response during natural disasters

A U.S. company, Hypergiant Industries, has created a new communications platform that helps governments quickly respond to natural disasters.
Rocket lifting off from launchpad (NASA/Bill Ingalls & Joel Kowsky)

A historic first: NASA sends astronauts to space aboard private craft

NASA and SpaceX sent two astronauts to the International Space Station, marking the first time a private company's craft put humans into Earth's orbit.
Artist's conception of space telescope in front of nebula (© NASA)

NASA names telescope for pioneering female astronomer

Learn how Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer, became a leader in her field — and a powerful champion for women in the sciences.
Illustration showing progressive stages of entry as space probe approaches planet's surface in orange sky (Javid Bayandor)

Check out these futuristic NASA projects

NASA is pursuing futuristic ideas that could transform space missions and lead to scientific breakthroughs as it pushes the boundaries of what is possible.
Astronomical image of nebulas with holes (NASA/ESA/STScI)

Hubble celebrates 30 years by showing a ‘Cosmic Reef’

NASA and the European Space Agency mark the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with this amazing photograph from a nearby galaxy.