Space

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.
Row of flags alongside man in camouflage uniform facing four people with upraised hands (U.S. Space Force/Technical Sergeant Armando Schwier-Morales)

U.S. Space Force swears in its first recruits

The U.S. Space Force expects to have 6,500 active-duty members by the end of fiscal year 2021. Recruits all specialize in space systems operations.
Illustration of astronauts taking samples of rocks on surface of moon (NASA)

U.S., allies pledge to cooperate in space exploration

The U.S. and several allies signed the Artemis Accords to ensure the peaceful exploration of space. Learn more about plans for future missions.
Female astronaut working in enclosure filled with equipment and cables (NASA)

International Space Station marks 20 years of continuous human presence

Since November 2, 2000, the International Space Station has hosted researchers from 108 countries performing advanced experiments on life in space.
Illustration of spacecraft extending probe toward rocky surface (NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona)

In historic contact, NASA spacecraft touches asteroid

A NASA spacecraft made contact with an asteroid located millions of kilometers from Earth. Find out more about this historic space mission.
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.