Space

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.
Part of poster on exploring Mars (State Dept.)

Exploring Mars, the next frontier [poster]

Do you want to know about Mars? Besides masses of information, NASA Mars exploration has resulted in gorgeous photos. Download this poster.
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.
Astronauts exiting International Space Station (© NASA/AP Images)

NASA women astronauts make history

Two U.S. female astronauts made history walking on the International Space Station without a male crewmate.
Woman in spacesuit waving (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

NASA reveals next generation of spacesuits

The latest Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit suits are equipped with new features for the next steps of space exploration.
Buggy-like vehicle in rough terrain (© Halldor Kolbens/AFP/Getty Images)

To prepare for Mars, NASA travels to Iceland

To prepare for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, scientists tested technology in a terrain that is similar to environments on Mars.
Apollo 11 projected onto Washington Monument (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Apollo 50 Festival brings moon landing to Washington

The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket is being projected onto the Washington Monument to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing.
Exploding star system (NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope)

Cosmic fireworks in red, white and blue

NASA celebrates the 4th of July with new images of the double-star Eta Carinae erupting like a fireworks display 7,500 light years away.
Astronaut and lunar module on the moon (NASA)

From NASA to Star Trek: One scientist’s space odyssey

Egyptian-American geologist Farouk El-Baz has had a diverse career, from serving as a science adviser to Anwar Sadat to training U.S. astronauts.