space

Artist conception of James Webb Space Telescope. (NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez)

NASA Webb telescope poised to reveal space mysteries

NASA's newest telescope stands three stories high and some components unfold like origami. Its expected discoveries are even more amazing.
Rocket launching into night sky, trailing smoke (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

NASA sends spacecraft to collide with asteroid

Find out why NASA and SpaceX are trying to crash into an asteroid with their latest launch and learn when we will know if it's a success
International Space Station orbiting Earth (NASA)

5 experiments aboard the International Space Station

Read about some of the experiments aboard the International Space Station, including one that attempts to understand fires on Earth.
Men standing behind model space module (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)

Nations advance global partnership for space exploration

Brazil, South Korea and New Zealand recently joined NASA's Artemis Accords. Learn more about how these countries will peacefully explore space.
Proposed U.S. coin designs showing Sally Ride and Maya Angelou (U.S. Mint)

New U.S. coins will honor heroic American women

The U.S. Mint will begin honoring notable American women on currency in 2022. Find out more about two women selected to appear on U.S. quarters.
Illustration of giant boxing glove on launch pad and scientists by chalkboard (State Dept./D. Thompson)

NASA readies its best asteroid punch

In a mission that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster, NASA plans to test its ability to alter the course of a distant asteroid.
Man helping astronaut get out of his spacesuit (© AP Images)

60 years ago, Alan Shepard became the first American in space

Learn how astronaut Alan Shepard's 15-minute sub-orbital flight 60 years ago opened the door to lunar landings and other space missions.
Astronaut leaning on one arm while wearing space suit (© AP Images)

Remembering Michael Collins, trailblazing astronaut

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who died April 28, made history during the 1969 moon landing. Learn about his public service legacy.
Small helicopter flying over barren surface of Mars (NASA JPL)

Meet the Burmese American who led NASA’s flight on Mars [video]

NASA is using a small helicopter to explore Mars. Learn more about the Burmese American woman who helped make Ingenuity's historic flight possible.