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 scientist Chris McKay takes his work to the far reaches of planet Earth, studying extreme conditions in order to find life on other planets. Through the collection and study of various Earth...
7 | February 5, 2010 2:25pm
Aspen Aerogels says it has begun selling air-filled aerogel insulation blankets to make existing buildings more energy efficient.
February 5, 2010 8:03am |
NASA and General Motors are collaborating on next generation robot technology. This robot, dubbed Robonaut 2 or R2 for short, could be your co-worker someday.
6 | February 4, 2010 6:41am |
Heather Archuletta talks about spending nearly two months in bed for a NASA study. And why -- despite the possible end of the moon program -- the research is more important than ever.
7 | February 4, 2010 4:00am |
Is it E.T.'s spaceship? Is it the contrail of the Enterprise, come to save our whales? Did the Death Star just get blown up by the rebel alliance?
February 3, 2010 11:11am |
Here's a look at the major technology and science priorities listed in President Obama's $3.8 trillion proposed fiscal 2011 budget.
February 2, 2010 10:40am |
The space agency awards a $500 million contract for development of a suit astronauts may wear to the moon or Mars.
13 | January 28, 2010 4:00am |
It's the kind of future Allen Steele could have written in early books like Orbital Decay (above), Lunar Descent and Clarke County, Space, filled with underpaid, blue collar "beamjacks" and bosses...
2 | January 27, 2010 8:27am |
What does it take to send a tweet from space? A radiation-resistant laptop, a Wi-Fi connection and a lot of help from folks back on Earth.
January 26, 2010 11:55am |
High-speed space data; lab animal testing, R.I.P.; 40 mph runners; Asian carp vs. Great Lakes; quake-proof buildings.
1 | January 25, 2010 12:55pm |
NASA on Wednesday said that it is working on a personal flying suit and stealth plane concept called "Puffin."
14 | January 22, 2010 6:34am |
The United States must lessen its dependence on the Global Positioning System, or GPS, and develop alternatives to it, a top Air Force general said this week.
3 | January 21, 2010 11:31am |
The worst, weakest and most common passwords ever have been revealed in a new study, drawing from an exposed list from a recent hacking incident. Is it time for businesses to consider the passphrase?
17 | January 21, 2010 7:29am |
Navy brain scanners; NASA's Boeing 747 hole; South Korea's sustainable city; Internet code energy efficiency; Hawaii marine trash.
January 13, 2010 12:08pm |
China is blaming global warming for the cold, and there may be something to that. Instability is increasing in global weather patterns as average temperatures warm.
91 | January 12, 2010 10:48am |
Space Adventures President and CEO Eric Anderson says once a lunar mission is announced, it will take place within three to five years.
4 | January 12, 2010 4:00am |
NASA's infrared space telescopes must be kept very chilly so they don't produce infrared light that interferes with the signals they pick up in space. One just launched and another is entering...
1 | January 11, 2010 10:11am |
The most earthlike planet found around another star appears to be the remains of a Saturn-sized gas giant, according to NASA research.
January 6, 2010 3:23pm |
SpaceX test fired the second stage of its Falcon 9 rocket, meaning the first demo flight from Cape Canaveral could be as soon as February. Falcon 9 will re-supply the Space Station at a much lower...
January 5, 2010 9:23am |
New space education program has reserved a seat aboard SpaceShipTwo for one lucky volunteer.
3 | January 4, 2010 4:00am |