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September 18, 2020, 10:51 PM

Excitement mounts for planned Venus flyby after new discovery hints at signs of life

A spacecraft was en route to Venus when phosphine happened to be spotted.
September 18, 2020, 10:51 PM
This spacecraft was on the way to Venus when astronomers made a major discovery
September 11, 2020, 4:38 PM

NASA is soliciting help from commercial companies to get moon samples

NASA is seeking help from the private sector to help collect samples of moon rocks and bring them back to earth.
September 11, 2020, 4:38 PM
NASA is seeking help from commercial companies to get moon samples
September 3, 2020, 9:03 PM

NASA tests Artemis booster in Utah

NASA successfully tested a Space Launch System rocket full-scale booster on Wednesday with a dramatic blast of fire and smoke.
September 3, 2020, 9:03 PM
NASA tests Artemis booster in Utah
1 month ago

NASA drops 'insensitive' celestial nicknames in effort to address systemic discrimination

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that they will stop using nicknames of celestial bodies that are insensitive.
1 month ago
NASA drops 'insensitive' celestial nicknames as they address systemic discrimination
2 months ago

NASA astronauts aim for Florida coast to end SpaceX flight

First astronauts launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX have left the ISS.
2 months ago
2 months ago

History-making NASA-SpaceX astronauts undock from International Space Station, set for splashdown

Splashdown on Earth is scheduled for Sunday at 2:42 p.m. ET.
2 months ago
History-making astronauts undock from ISS, return set for Sunday
2 months ago

NASA and SPACE-X face critical decisions as 2 astronauts plan return

Once the manned capsule undocks from the space station, the pair only have 48 hours of oxygen to make it home safely.
2 months ago
NASA and SPACE-X face critical decisions as 2 astronauts plan return
2 months ago

NASA astronauts are set to return to Earth on Crew Dragon Endeavour

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour became the first commercial spaceship to send astronauts into space.
2 months ago
NASA astronauts are set to return to Earth on Crew Dragon Endeavour
2 months ago

NASA, SpaceX keep close eye on possible astronaut splashdown

Doug Hurley and Bob Behken are slated to undock from the International Space Station on Saturday night and splashdown in a capsule off the Florida coast.
2 months ago
NASA, SpaceX keep close eye on possible astronaut splashdown
2 months ago

History-making NASA-SpaceX astronauts returning from International Space Station

Splashdown on Earth is scheduled for Sunday at 2:42 p.m. ET.
2 months ago
History-making NASA-SpaceX astronauts returning from International Space Station
2 months ago

NASA’s new Mars Rover heads to space

Retired astronaut Terry Virts talks about NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance launch and its six month journey to the red planet.
2 months ago
NASA’s new Mars Rover heads to space
2 months ago

NASA sends rover to look for ‘ancient life’ on Mars

The most advanced “Perseverance” rover was launched into space Thursday.
2 months ago
NASA sends rover to look for ‘ancient life’ on Mars
2 months ago

NASA launches Mars Perseverance rover

NASA is persevering with its mission to Mars -- launching its most advanced "Perseverance" rover to discover more about our neighboring red planet.
2 months ago
NASA launches Mars Perseverance rover
2 months ago

NASA's Mars Perseverance completes successful launch, will look for signs of 'ancient life'

Despite a global pandemic here on Earth, NASA is launching its most advanced "Perseverance" rover to seek out signs of ancient life on Mars.
2 months ago
NASA's Mars Perseverance successfully launches, will look for signs of 'ancient life'
2 months ago

NASA's next Mars rover is brawniest and brainiest one yet

NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover headed to Mars
2 months ago
2 months ago

Mars 2020 mission set for launch Thursday

The Perseverance Rover – a part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program – hopes to answer key questions about the potential opportunity for life on Mars.
2 months ago
Mars 2020 mission set for launch Thursday
2 months ago

NASA and the ESA release the closest images ever taken of the sun

The photos were taken from a mere 48 million miles away from our nearest star.
2 months ago
NASA and the ESA release the closest images ever taken of the sun
2 months ago

You can see 5 planets in the sky this month, NASA reveals

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all visible to the naked eye across the continental United States for the next two weeks.
2 months ago
You can see 5 planets in the sky this month, NASA reveals
2 months ago

NASA, ESA release closest pictures of sun

The images were shot by the Solar Orbiter, a sun-observing satellite developed by the European Space Agency and NASA.
2 months ago
NASA, ESA release closest pictures of sun
3 months ago

Astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

Astronauts have completed their second spacewalk in under a week to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station
3 months ago
Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries
3 months ago

NASA shares 10-year time-lapse video of sun

In 10 years, the Solar Dynamics Observatory gathered 425 million images of the sun, according to NASA.
3 months ago
NASA shares 10-year time-lapse video of sun
3 months ago

Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly

NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again, this time for a rocket issue
3 months ago
Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly
3 months ago

NASA to name DC headquarters after 'hidden figure' Mary W. Jackson

Mary W. Jackson, NASA's first Black female engineer, will be honored in the nation's capital by NASA.
3 months ago
NASA to name DC headquarters after 'hidden figure' Mary W. Jackson
3 months ago

NASA headquarters renamed for ‘hidden figure’

Mary W. Jackson, NASA's first Black female engineer, will be honored in the nation's capital by NASA.
3 months ago
NASA headquarters renamed for ‘hidden figure’
3 months ago

Virgin Galactic announces deal with NASA to help train private astronauts

Private space exploration company Virgin Galactic announced it scored a deal with NASA to train private astronauts for spaceflight.
3 months ago
Virgin Galactic announces deal with NASA to help train private astronauts
3 months ago

NASA astronauts reflect on 1st private space launch

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken reflect on the first private space launch.
3 months ago
NASA astronauts reflect on 1st private space launch
3 months ago

NASA astronauts reflect on 1st private space launch

ABC News' transportation correspondent Gio Benitez caught up with NASA veterans Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from the International Space Station on June 8.
3 months ago
NASA astronauts reflect on 1st private space launch
4 months ago

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise
4 months ago
NASA chief 'all in' for Tom Cruise to film on space station
4 months ago

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

It's back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style "Right Stuff' capsule
4 months ago
4 months ago

Race to space in 2020

From global superpowers to billionaires, the race to space is more crowded than ever, ABC News’ Clayton Sandell reports.
4 months ago
Race to space in 2020
4 months ago

NASA, SpaceX set for launch of historic manned mission to space

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine discusses the upcoming launch of the first American manned mission to space since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.
4 months ago
NASA, SpaceX set for launch of historic manned mission to space
4 months ago

Worries arise that weather will delay NASA and SpaceX’s historic launch

If successful, this would be the first commercially manned mission to space
4 months ago
Worries arise that weather will delay NASA and SpaceX’s historic launch
4 months ago

Counting down to America’s return to space

NASA and SpaceX are teaming up for the historic manned mission to the International Space Station.
4 months ago
Counting down to America’s return to space
4 months ago

Astronauts prepare for return to space

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived to their launch pad prepared to embark on the first manned space launch in nearly a decade.
4 months ago
Astronauts prepare for return to space
4 months ago

Trump to attend Wednesday's NASA astronaut launch in Florida

The White House says President Donald Trump will be on the Florida coast Wednesday to watch American astronauts blast into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center
4 months ago
Trump to attend Wednesday's NASA astronaut launch in Florida
4 months ago

NASA prepares for 1st mission from US soil since 2011

The SpaceX Demo-2 test flight will carry two NASA astronauts and is scheduled for Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
4 months ago
NASA prepares for 1st mission from US soil since 2011
4 months ago

NASA's newest test pilots are veteran astronauts, friends

The two astronauts who will test drive SpaceX's brand new rocketship and return human orbital launches to the U.S. are classmates and friends
4 months ago
NASA's newest test pilots are veteran astronauts, friends
4 months ago

Feds charge NASA researcher for alleged undisclosed ties to China

The government on Monday unsealed a wire fraud charge against a University of Arkansas professor and NASA researcher Simon Saw-Teong Ang.
4 months ago
Feds charge NASA researcher for alleged undisclosed ties to China
4 months ago

May's flower moon lights up the sky around the globe

The fifth full moon of 2020 is on display until Friday morning.
4 months ago
May's flower moon lights up the sky around the globe
4 months ago

NASA begs spectators for astronaut launch: Please stay home!

NASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay home for the first home launch of astronauts in nearly a decade because of the coronavirus pandemic
4 months ago
5 months ago

Apollo 13 mission resonates today

Fifty years ago, Apollo 13 was forced to abandon its attempt to land on the moon, and the world watched as its three crew members successfully returned to Earth. ABC News’ Will Ganss reports.
5 months ago
Apollo 13 mission resonates today
6 months ago

12,000 people apply for NASA's next class of astronauts, with plans to reach Mars

12,000 people apply for NASA's next class of astronauts, with plans to reach Mars
6 months ago
12,000 people apply for NASA's next class of astronauts, with plans to reach Mars
6 months ago

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled the moon alone while his two crewmates drove around in the first lunar rover, has died at age 88
6 months ago
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88
6 months ago

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shares his tips for getting through self-isolation

After nearly a year living on the International Space Station, the now-retired astronaut opens up about ways to cope.
6 months ago
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shares his tips for getting through self-isolation
6 months ago

Hundreds attend service for NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson

Three black astronauts have joined hundreds of other mourners at a memorial service for pioneering African American mathematician and NASA researcher Katherine Johnson
6 months ago
Hundreds attend service for NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson
6 months ago

For this former astronaut, the 15th time was the charm

NASA opened up astronaut applications for the first time in four years.
6 months ago
For this former astronaut, the 15th time was the charm
6 months ago

NASA's 2020 Mars rover now has a name: 'Perseverance'

NASA will reveal the next Mars 2020 rover name on Thursday, ending their seven-month-long “Name the Rover” essay contest that 28,000 students took part in nationwide.
6 months ago
NASA's 2020 Mars rover now has a name: 'Perseverance'
6 months ago

NASA releases high-resolution panorama of Mars

The 1.8 billion-pixel image was captured by the Curiosity Rover.
6 months ago
NASA releases high-resolution panorama of Mars
7 months ago

NASA hiring a new round of astronauts for the first time in 4 years

Job applications to be a NASA astronaut are officially open again, for the first time in four years.
7 months ago
NASA hiring a new round of astronauts for the first time in 4 years
7 months ago

Katherine Johnson, mathematician and real-life subject of 'Hidden Figures,' dies at 101

NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson, who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, died Monday morning at the age of 101.
7 months ago
NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, highlighted in 'Hidden Figures,' dies at 101