The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the branch of the United States government that is responsible for space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics and aerospace research. It was established in 1958 and is famous for the Apollo moon-landing missions, Skylab space station, Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Orion spacecraft.
NASA invested in a company that's developing a 3D printer for pizza.
5 | May 21, 2013 1:03pm |
For many corporate leaders, it's counter-intuitive to let employees go off and be free-thinkers on company time. Ultimately it may pay off.
7 | May 20, 2013 2:43pm |
The same machine that analyzes those cloth swatches that TSA agents wipe against your carry-on could now be retrofitted to detect black powder explosives.
May 8, 2013 2:00pm |
The helium is gone! And now the world's largest, most powerful infrared telescope ever flown will be propelled to an orbit around the sun, where it will remain indefinitely.
May 2, 2013 10:15am |
It took the Curiosity eight months to get to the Red Planet. The Fusion Driven Rocket could slash journey time and open up space travel.
11 | April 12, 2013 3:51am |
By pulling the wheels, instead of pushing them forward, wheelchair users can prevent damage to their shoulders and save hundreds of thousands of strokes per year.
13 | April 11, 2013 10:33pm |
A grant to bring an asteroid into orbit will be one of NASA's future goals.
14 | April 9, 2013 5:53am |
James Hansen has been campaigning against global warming for decades. He retired as boss of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies this week, giving lift-off to his latest call for nuclear.
20 | April 5, 2013 3:41am |
A French architecture firm has designed an aquatic farm in the Indian Ocean to help absorb excess carbon dioxide.
12 | April 4, 2013 1:36pm |
Planning on working every muscle group? What if your clothing could tell you where to focus on next?
April 4, 2013 12:11am |
Woods Hole will incorporate innovations from the Deepsea Challenger into existing vehicles and future exploration platforms. The main goal "is to get the technology out there."
March 26, 2013 1:58pm |
As we mark World Water Day, it's time to get smarter about water usage.
Sponsored | March 22, 2013 8:05am |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
SkyTran is about as close to flying cars as we'll get, and it could be coming to Tel Aviv.
3 | March 14, 2013 4:00am |
Japan made a major breakthrough in the production of a new energy source that has implications for the energy-poor country and the rest of the world.
5 | March 13, 2013 4:00am |
One of the proposed solutions involves using astronaut waste as a radiation shield.
5 | March 6, 2013 3:28pm |
Grandma's next cane might rival the high tech gadgetry of your smartphone (and her robot will be way cooler).
1 | February 28, 2013 9:41pm |
You smartphone could soon determine how healthy you are by analyzing your liquid output.
February 27, 2013 8:49pm |
For Dennis Tito, being the first private citizen in space isn't enough -- Mars is next on his calendar.
2 | February 22, 2013 6:23am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about space and satellites.
February 20, 2013 1:05am |