Space

Artist's conception of two small spaceships orbiting moon (NASA)

U.S. and Japan partner on future moon mission

Cooperation between NASA and Japan's space agency aims to return humans to the moon in preparation to land on and explore Mars.
Hourglass-shaped nebula (NASA)

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its birthday with a cosmic crab

See a colorful image of the Southern Crab Nebula, about 7,000 light-years from Earth, transmitted by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Photo of a black hole (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration)

See the first-ever image of a black hole

Thanks to the groundbreaking technology of the Event Horizon Telescope, the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole has been revealed to the world.
Asteroid trails in space (NASA/ESA/University of Hawaii/European Southern Observatory)

Hubble captures rare self-destructing asteroid

The world is getting to see a rare self-destructing asteroid thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency.
Woman astronaut surrounded by electronics (NASA)

NASA schedules its first women-only spacewalk

Meet the two female astronauts who will make history March 29. They will leave the International Space Station for a seven-hour spacewalk.
Five female astronaut candidates (NASA)

5 future astronauts (and a teacher) you need to know

On February 11, celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Meet some women NASA is preparing to be the future of STEM and space.
Katherine Johnson smiling (NASA)

NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose calculations for NASA were part of a blockbuster movie, just celebrated her 100th birthday.
Two rock-like objects floating in space (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

NASA mission in Senegal promotes scientific discovery

When an astronomy mission brought NASA to Senegal, local Senegalese scientists and community members were introduced to a new realm of scientific possibility.
Airplanes on display in museum (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Change is in the air at a popular Smithsonian museum

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is often called “America’s favorite museum.” Learn how its new director plans to extend its reach.