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.
The Air Force's secret X-37B unmanned space plane is rescheduled for liftoff next month on a classified mission to Earth's orbit.
October 23, 2012 9:00am |
Quadski, a long-hyped amphibious vehicle, is scheduled to hit the market before the end of the year.
8 | October 17, 2012 4:40am |
MELBOURNE -- The Skyway concept design reduces paramedic response times to achieve life-saving results.
October 17, 2012 2:30am |
A 900-foot long structure depicting a creature with four legs, a tail and antlers may be the handiwork of an unknown megalithic civilization.
6 | October 16, 2012 4:40am |
NASA's latest invention promises to augment astronaut's bodies on deep space missions and could help some disabled people regain the ability to walk.
3 | October 14, 2012 2:00pm |
Start-up Blossom One's invention is designed to brew the perfect cup of coffee -- each and every time.
October 4, 2012 4:21am |
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are no longer just for Ph.D. researchers and computer geeks -- in a technology-intensive world, everyone needs them.
9 | October 1, 2012 7:54pm |
NASA has made it possible to sample our planet's chorus while potentially safeguarding costly spacecraft from being damaged by "killer" radiation.
2 | October 1, 2012 6:35pm |
In a discovery for the history books, the Mars Curiosity rover found evidence that water once flowed on Mars -- and it flowed fast and for possibly as long as millions of years.
1 | September 27, 2012 5:23pm |
The era of commercial space travel is upon us, and if NASA's Apollo missions are any precedent, it will likely become routine as the initial excitement fades. Interest in space will wax and wane.
6 | September 24, 2012 8:45pm |
There's enough of it to power the world 100 times over, a new study finds. But be careful - if you tap too much, you could trigger climate change. Ah, the power of irony.
19 | September 17, 2012 4:20am |
Developed for NASA to simulate microgravity conditions, an acoustic levitator defies gravity, suspending liquid drugs mid-air. The method could make HIV drugs more effective. With video.
September 16, 2012 7:40pm |
If it rains while the sun shines, you get a rainbow. When the sun shoots a filament toward Earth, you get an aurora. Amazing NASA cause and effect photos over last weekend, from Sun to Yukon.
September 6, 2012 5:34am |
What do you do when a part fails during a spacewalk? Wield a toothbrush to fix it.
4 | September 6, 2012 5:25am |
A new market: enabling people to build their own satellites, then contract with private space companies to launch them.
9 | September 5, 2012 8:57pm |
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the stage at his convention last night and told a joke mocking climate change and President Obama's desire to address the issue.
15 | August 30, 2012 11:54pm |
What do you use to power a satellite? How about an Android smartphone?
1 | August 30, 2012 8:49am |
Clue: their similarity is not good for the environment. If you thought bovine flatulence was bad, see what's lurking beneath the frozen continent.
August 30, 2012 6:05am |
Given the fact that it rotates, you would expect the sun to have a slightly flattened shape. That's why its nearly perfect roundness surprised scientists.
3 | August 30, 2012 3:00am |
Curiosity has been preparing for its two-year-long mission, and most everything, such as its first drive and first rock zappings, are going well.
1 | August 29, 2012 3:00am |