John McFall, a 41-year-old British former Paralympian who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident when he was 19, called his selection “a real turning point and mark in history.”
With its deep-space data relay network performing better than expected, NASA has set up a live video stream from the Orion capsule as it heads toward lunar orbit.
As NASA’s Orion capsule swung out from behind the moon Monday, onboard cameras sent back a picture of Earth — a blue dot surrounded by blackness.
The West Coast will benefit from a large dome of high pressure helping to provide clear skies for the Leonid meteor Shower. However, much of the U.S. is facing cold temperatures that will make sky gazing a winter sport.
The Artemis I mission’s rocket engines and boosters have direct ties to Columbia, Challenger and each of the other shuttles, and even one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts.
NASA’s Artemis program has deep figurative roots that go back to the Apollo moon missions of the 1960s and 1970s. And soon, it will have literal roots as well.
The NASA manager in charge of the remains of both lost space shuttles said it's one of the biggest pieces of Challenger ever found in the decades since the accident.
Where do you think this stunning photograph was taken?
The incident is not the first time US military pilots have been accused of drawing a penis in the sky.
Totality will last nearly 1 1/2 hours — from 5:16 a.m. to 6:41 a.m. EST — as Earth passes directly between the moon and sun.
Astronomers have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth, just 1,600 light-years away.
NASA is aiming for a launch attempt on Nov. 14, sending an empty crew capsule around the moon and back in a dramatic flight test before astronauts climb aboard in a couple years.
In November, U.S. sky gazers will enjoy a lunar eclipse and a planet parade with a few ongoing meteor showers as highlights.
North America will experience its last total lunar eclipse in November until 2025. According to NASA, the weather can impact how red the moon will look. The more dust and clouds in Earth’s atmosphere, the redder the moon will appear.
Two of the three asteroids that were discovered earned the title of “planet killers” because of their sheer size. If either of them impacted a planet, such as Earth, it would cause a mass extinction event.
The sun is showcasing a very smiley jack-o'-lantern appearance just in time for Halloween.
Scientists revealed Thursday that two of its Mars robots recorded a sizable quake, leaving a crater bigger than any ever recorded in the solar system.
A new study says an Earth-like planet orbiting an M dwarf star, the most common type of star in our universe, appears to have no atmosphere. The finding could cause a major shift in the search for life.
It happened during the Orionids meteor shower over Nova Scotia.
Research teams are working to develop a new pressurized moon rover in Arizona.