NASA
Follow the latest NASA news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
May 23, 2024 at 5:53 PM

NASA announces new launch date for Boeing's Starliner astronaut-crewed mission after

NASA announced that Boeing Starliner's first crewed mission will be launching on June 1 after several delays, the most recent being due to a small helium leak.
May 23, 2024 at 5:53 PM
NASA announced that Boeing Starliner's first crewed mission will be launching on June 1 after several delays, the most recent being due to a small helium leak.
May 23, 2024 at 5:44 PM

NASA announces new launch date for Boeing's Starliner astronaut-crewed mission

NASA announced that Boeing Starliner's first crewed mission will be launching on June 1 after several delays, the most recent being due to a small helium leak.
May 23, 2024 at 5:44 PM
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying Boeing's Starliner sits at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on May 7, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 10:01 PM

Black astronauts say 90-year-old Ed Dwight's 1st trip to space was 'justice'

Following his historic first trip to space, 90-year-old Ed Dwight sat among three Black NASA astronauts who thanked him for pathing their way to orbit.
May 20, 2024 at 10:01 PM
Ed Dwight celebrates as he exits the Mission NS-25 crew capsule, upon landing near the Blue Origin base near Van Horn, Texas, May 19, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 6:14 PM

Blue Origin launches historic flight to space

Blue Origin launched New Shepard NS-25, its seventh human flight, to space Sunday carrying 90-year-old Ed Dwight, the United States' first Black astronaut candidate.
May 20, 2024 at 6:14 PM
This screen grab taken from a Blue Origin broadcast shows Ed Dwight celebrating as he exits the Mission NS-25 crew capsule, upon landing near the Blue Origin base near Van Horn, Texas, on May 19, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM

What a blast to work at NASA. Space agency is sky-high again in latest survey of federal employees

Exploring the cosmos makes for happy employees, federal workers like to work from home like everyone else, and an agency that has struggled with low morale is showing improvement
May 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
FILE - The Theodore Roosevelt Building, location of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is pictured on Feb. 13, 2024, in Washington. In a city that revolves around the federal government, the annual Best Places to Work survey is a closely-watched annual event worthy of bragging rights, provided you're one of the agencies like NASA or the Government Accountability Office who topped the survey. The survey, released Monday, May 20, uses information from the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 16, 2024 at 4:35 PM

Webb telescope uncovers merger of two massive black holes from early universe

The Webb Space Telescope has discovered the earliest known merger of black holes
May 16, 2024 at 4:35 PM
This image released by NASA shows the ZS7 galaxy system, revealing the ionized hydrogen emission in orange and the doubly ionized oxygen emission in dark red. (ESA/Webb, NASA via AP)
1 month ago

Voyager 1 spacecraft transmits to Earth for 1st time in several months: NASA

The spacecraft went silent on Nov. 14, 2023, due to a faulty computer chip, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
1 month ago
The spacecraft went silent on Nov. 14, 2023, due to a faulty computer chip, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
1 month ago

NASA's Voyager 1 sends readable data back to Earth for 1st time in 5 months

NASA said Voyager 1, the farthest spacecraft from Earth, is finally sending readable data for the first time in five months after a computer chip became corrupted.
1 month ago
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is depicted in this artist’s concept traveling through space.
1 month ago

NASA identifies space junk in Florida home

According to NASA, debris from the International Space Station crashed through the roof of a Florida home.
1 month ago
VIDEO: NASA identifies space junk in Florida home
1 month ago

NASA identifies space object that hit Florida home

A man in Naples, Florida, now has answers, over a month after a space object crashed through the roof of his home.
1 month ago
A man in Naples, Florida, now has answers, over a month after a space object crashed through the roof of his home.
1 month ago

NASA identifies space object that hit Florida home

NASA said the object, which they said was a stanchion from a cargo pallet, was expected to "fully burn up" while entering Earth's atmosphere.
1 month ago
Alejandro Otero, a homeowner in Naples, Florida, shares photos of the alleged space object that crashed through his home.
1 month ago

NASA revises plan for Mars Sample Return mission due to cost

NASA announced Monday it is revising plans its mission tor return rock, soil and other samples from Mars to Earth due to the estimated cost and long wait time.
1 month ago
Mars Sample Retrieval Lander Concept Illustration: A Sample Retrieval Lander would launch in 2028, carrying a NASA-led Mars rocket and small Mars helicopters.
2 months ago

NASA needs you!

Some of the thousands of astronaut applicants at NASA are sharing what it takes to make the cut. ABC News' Danny New reports.
2 months ago
VIDEO: NASA needs you!
3 months ago

NASA astronauts say they cast their Super Tuesday ballots from space

Astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O'Hara, aboard the International Space Station, said they voted in Super Tuesday
3 months ago
Astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O'Hara vote in the elections from space.
3 months ago

How volunteers in NASA's Mars simulator will live for a year

NASA's CHAPEA program is currently recruiting qualified individuals for its second of three yearlong simulated missions.
3 months ago
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters is seen in Washington D.C., Sept. 15, 2023.
3 months ago

NASA-backed private spacecraft, Odysseus, touches down on the moon

Will Robinson Smith, a reporter with Spaceflight Now, and commercial space expert Eric Ingram join ABC News Live's Kayna Whitworth and Jaclyn Lee to watch and dissect the historic landing.
3 months ago
VIDEO: NASA-backed private spacecraft, Odysseus, touches down on the moon
3 months ago

NASA seeking qualified volunteers for yearlong, simulated Mars mission

The upcoming mission is the second of three conducted by the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog
3 months ago
The upcoming mission is the second of three conducted by the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog
3 months ago

NASA seeks volunteers for a paid, yearlong simulated Mars mission

The mission is the second of three programs through NASA's Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA).
3 months ago
Hubble took this photo of Mars when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth, during its last opposition in 2016.
3 months ago

New images of Earth from Odysseus

The lunar lander Odysseus, from Intuitive Machines, captured stunning new images of Earth during its journey to the moon.
3 months ago
VIDEO: New images of Earth from Odysseus
4 months ago

NASA launches tool to help track global warming

NASA is launching a tool that could help scientists better understand climate change.
4 months ago
VIDEO: NASA launches tool to help track global warming
4 months ago

What to know about NASA's PACE mission

NASA’s PACE spacecraft is set to launch early Thursday morning from Florida.
4 months ago
NASA’s PACE spacecraft is set to launch early Wednesday morning from Florida.
4 months ago

New NASA photos show fiery eruptions from volcanos on Jupiter's moon

Jupiter's third-largest moon, Io, is the most volcanically active celestial body in our solar system.
4 months ago
NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured two volcanic plumes rising above the horizon of Jupiter's moon Io on Feb. 3, 2024, emitted either by two vents from one giant volcano, or two volcanoes near each other. The JunoCam instrument imaged the plumes from a distance of about 2,400 miles (3,800 kilometers).
4 months ago

What to know about NASA's PACE mission set to launch Thursday

NASA's PACE mission stands for Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud and ocean Ecosystem.
4 months ago
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with NASA's PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) spacecraft encapsulated atop is raised to a vertical position at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Feb. 5, 2024.
4 months ago

NASA announces 'super-Earth' discovered in potential 'habitable zone'

A "super-Earth" located 137 light-years away orbits within a "habitable zone," NASA recently announced.
4 months ago
This illustration shows one way that planet TOI-715 b, a super-Earth in the habitable zone around its star, might appear to a nearby observer.
4 months ago

NASA reveals new galaxies

NASA's Webb telescope sent back 19 images showing spiraling galaxies.
4 months ago
VIDEO: NASA reveals new galaxies
4 months ago

NASA 'Ingenuity' makes final flight on Mars

After three years, NASA said the little helicopter's remarkable mission has come to an end.
4 months ago
VIDEO: NASA 'Ingenuity' makes final flight on Mars
4 months ago

NASA delays its Artemis moon missions

NASA announced Tuesday it is delaying its Artemis II and Artemis III moon missions until 2025 and 2026, respectively.
4 months ago
A full moon is seen behind the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft, atop the mobile launcher, are prepared for a wet dress rehearsal to practice timelines and procedures for launch, at Launch Complex 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, June 14, 2022.
5 months ago

Historic lunar mission

A NASA mission carrying a lunar lander embarked on a month-long journey to the surface of the moon, marking the first American lunar mission in 50 years. ABC’s Derricke Dennis reports.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Historic lunar mission
5 months ago

NASA released images of a 'Christmas Tree Cluster'

The cluster, NGC 2264, is a group of young stars in our Milky Way about 2,500 light-years away from Earth and resembles a Christmas tree.
5 months ago
VIDEO: NASA released images of a 'Christmas Tree Cluster'
6 months ago

NASA celebrates 25th anniversary of the ISS with call to crew aboard the station

NASA and astronauts are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the International Space Station being in orbit.
6 months ago
The International Space Station is pictured from inside a window aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module’s space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021.
6 months ago

NASA astronaut talks new book

NASA astronaut Mike Massimino discusses his new book, “Moonshot: A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible.”
6 months ago
VIDEO: NASA astronaut talks new book
6 months ago

'Moonshot' adventure with former NASA astronaut

Former astronaut Mike Massimino shares his out-of-this-world adventure in "Moonshot: A NASA Astronaut's Guide to Achieving the Impossible."
6 months ago
VIDEO: 'Moonshot' adventure with former NASA astronaut
6 months ago

Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs talks love of space, giving back and his parents going viral

Joshua Dobbs' debut as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback was anything but ordinary
6 months ago
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Nov. 19, 2023, in Denver.
7 months ago

NASA's Dragonfly preparing to fly through Titan’s atmosphere

Part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, Dragonfly will fly to diverse locations on Saturn's moon Titan to study the habitability of the moon’s environment, according to the agency.
7 months ago
Part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, Dragonfly will fly to diverse locations on Saturn's moon Titan to study the habitability of the moon’s environment, according to the agency.
7 months ago

NASA's Dragonfly preparing to fly through atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan

NASA is preparing for its next mission: flying through the atmosphere of one of Saturn's moons, with its Dragonfly rotorcraft lander mission planning to explore Titan.
7 months ago
This illustration shows NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander approaching a site on Saturn’s exotic moon, Titan.
7 months ago

NASA set to launch new asteroid mission

The "Psyche" spacecraft is set to be the first to study a metal rich asteroid and could even prove many of our theories are simply wrong.
7 months ago
VIDEO: NASA set to launch new asteroid mission
7 months ago

The 'ring of fire' solar eclipse is coming. Here's how to watch this weekend

Here's how to watch the "ring of fire" solar eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023.
7 months ago
Annular solar eclipse seen from Chiayi in southern Taiwan, June 21, 2020.
7 months ago

NASA reveals contents of OSIRIS-REx capsule containing asteroid sample

The preliminary analysis of the contents of the OSIRIS-Rex mission was unveiled at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and streamed online.
7 months ago
The preliminary analysis of the contents of the OSIRIS-Rex mission was unveiled at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and streamed online.
7 months ago

How OSIRIS-REx's capsule could hold keys to 'building blocks of life' on Earth

NASA revealed Wednesday the contents of the OSIRIS-REx capsule containing the first asteroid sample collected in space.
7 months ago
An image from NASA TV shows the OSIRIS-REx sample collector with sample material from asteroid Bennu in Houston, Texas, October 11, 2023.
8 months ago

Prada to design NASA's new next-gen spacesuits

Italian Luxury fashion house Prada has announced it is to partner with Axiom Space to design and develop NASA’s next generation lunar spacesuits.
8 months ago
The new AxEMU custom glove design will enable astronauts to work with specialized tools to accomplish exploration needs and expand scientific opportunities.
8 months ago

NASA astronaut breaks record for longest spaceflight in history

Frank Rubio spent a little over a year in space before his capsule landed early this morning.
8 months ago
VIDEO: NASA astronaut breaks record for longest spaceflight in history
8 months ago

Rubio’s Ride: NASA Astronaut returns

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio returns home after spending a record 371 days in space.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Rubio’s Ride: NASA Astronaut returns
8 months ago

Astronaut returns to Earth after breaking record for longest time in space

After 371 days in space, 47-year-old NASA astronaut Frank Rubio returned to Earth as he touched down in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Astronaut returns to Earth after breaking record for longest time in space
8 months ago

NASA’s 4-billion-mile journey comes to an end

NASA’s 'OSIRIS-REx' spacecraft safely landed in the Utah desert on Sunday, carrying asteroid samples in a first of its kind expedition.
8 months ago
VIDEO: NASA’s 4-billion-mile journey comes to an end
8 months ago

NASA scientist on how OSIRIS-Rex mission could change what we know about space

OSIRIS-Rex scientist Lindsay Keller says ancient rocks and soil from the asteroid Bennu could revolutionize what we know about space.
8 months ago
VIDEO: NASA scientist on how OSIRIS-Rex mission could change what we know about space
8 months ago

NASA celebrating end of 7-year mission

The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft returned safely to Earth carrying pieces of an asteroid older than the planet.
8 months ago
VIDEO: NASA celebrating end of 7-year mission
8 months ago

NASA completes successful 7-year mission

A sample from the asteroid Bennu has been returned safely to the Utah desert. The sample is believed to be over four billion years old.
8 months ago
VIDEO: NASA completes successful 7-year mission
8 months ago

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission: Asteroid sample lands on Earth

What you need to know about NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission as it prepares to return asteroid samples to Earth on Sunday.
8 months ago
In this photo provided by NASA, recovery teams participate in field rehearsals to prepare for the retrieval of the sample return capsule from NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission at the Department of Defense's Utah Test and Training Range on Aug. 29, 2023.
8 months ago

NASA’s Osiris Rex capsule soon to return to Earth

The capsule contains samples of an asteroid that could tell us about the origins of Earth and our solar system.
8 months ago
VIDEO: NASA’s Osiris Rex capsule soon to return to Earth
8 months ago

What you need to know about NASA's Osiris-Rex mission

The billion-dollar mission that could tell us more about the origins of Earth.
8 months ago
VIDEO: What you need to know about NASA's Osiris-Rex mission