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July 13, 2024 at 12:20 AM

NASA celebrates 2nd anniversary of the James Webb Telescope

To celebrate the two-year milestone of the James Webb Space Telescope capturing and sending images back to Earth, NASA released another stunning image the revolutionary space telescope took.
July 13, 2024 at 12:20 AM
VIDEO: NASA celebrates 2nd anniversary of the James Webb Telescope
July 12, 2024 at 6:18 PM

NASA hopes for Mars mission in 2030s: Here's how

NASA's yearlong simulated Mars mission at the Johnson Space Center in Houston is helping pave the way for an astronaut-crewed Mars mission in the coming decades.
July 12, 2024 at 6:18 PM
NASA's yearlong simulated Mars mission at the Johnson Space Center in Houston is helping pave the way for an astronaut-crewed Mars mission in the coming decades.
July 12, 2024 at 5:51 PM

NASA hopes to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s; here's how they will get there

NASA's yearlong simulated Mars mission at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas is helping pave the way for an astronaut-crewed Mars mission in the coming decades.
July 12, 2024 at 5:51 PM
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July 10, 2024 at 5:35 PM

NASA astronauts say they feel 'confident' Boeing's Starliner can bring them home

NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams said during a press conference on Wednesday they feel 'confident' Boeing's Starliner can bring them home.
July 10, 2024 at 5:35 PM
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying two astronauts aboard Boeing's Starliner-1 Crew Flight Test (CFT), is launched on a mission to the International Space Station, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., June 5, 2024.
July 9, 2024 at 12:18 AM

4 volunteers emerged after spending over a year in NASA’s Mars simulator

Kelly Haston, Anca Selariu, Ross Brockwell and Nathan Jones were greeted by a round of applause as they emerged from the 1,700-square-foot, 3D-printed habitat.
July 9, 2024 at 12:18 AM
In this image made from video provided by NASA, the crew members of the first CHAPEA mission, Kelly Haston, center, shakes hands with NASA Deputy Director Flight Missions Kjell Lindgren, second right, as other crew Ross Brockwell, emerges from their craft, July 6, 2024, at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
July 8, 2024 at 7:44 PM

Crew of NASA's earthbound simulated Mars habitat emerge after a year

The crew of a NASA mission to Mars emerged from their craft after a yearlong voyage that never left Earth.
July 8, 2024 at 7:44 PM
The crew of a NASA mission to Mars emerged from their craft after a yearlong voyage that never left Earth.
July 8, 2024 at 2:14 AM

Crew of NASA's earthbound simulated Mars habitat emerge after a year

Four volunteer crew members who spent more than 12 months inside NASA’s first simulated Mars environment at Johnson Space Center in Houston have emerged from the artificial alien enviroment
July 8, 2024 at 2:14 AM
In this image made from video provided by NASA, the crew members of the first CHAPEA mission, Kelly Haston, third right, Ross Brockwell, center, Nathan Jones, left, and Anca Selariu, not in photo, emerge from their craft, Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The four volunteers crew members spent more than 12 months inside NASA's first simulated Mars environment at Johnson Space Center in Houston, coming out of the artificial alien environment Saturday. (NASA via AP)
June 25, 2024 at 9:31 PM

NASA astronauts stuck waiting aboard ISS amid issues with Boeing's Starliner

Two NASA astronauts have no set date to return to Earth and are stuck waiting aboard the ISS due to several mechanical issues with Boeing's Starliner spacecraft.
June 25, 2024 at 9:31 PM
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launches from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on June 5, 2024.
1 month ago

NASA says star studied for decades is actually this: 'Our jaws dropped'

The newly discovered twins both emit jets of gas from their north and south poles and are among a group of stars called WL 20.
1 month ago
This artist’s concept shows two young stars nearing the end of their formation. Encircling the stars are disks of leftover gas and dust from which planets may form. Jets of gas shoot away from the stars’ north and south poles.
1 month ago

Despite helium leaks and thruster issue, Boeing's Starliner docks at ISS

Boeing's Starliner successfully docked at the International Space Station after managing three helium leaks and a thruster issue,
1 month ago
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launches from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on June 5, 2024.
1 month ago

Boeing Starliner prepares to dock at International Space Station

The Boeing Starliner is orbiting Earth and will be docking at the ISS on Thursday after a delayed launch.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Boeing Starliner prepares to dock at International Space Station
1 month ago

Successful launch of Boeing's Starliner following several delays

Now if the mission is successful, NASA could certify the spacecraft to perform routine missions to and from the ISS.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Successful launch of Boeing's Starliner following several delays
1 month ago

Boeing's Starliner launches historic 1st astronaut-crewed test flight

Boeing's Starliner launched its first astronaut-crewed flight into space on Wednesday after several delays.
1 month ago
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying two astronauts aboard Boeing's Starliner-1 Crew Flight Test, is launched on a mission to the International Space Station, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, June 5, 2024.
1 month ago

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft launches first ever crewed test flight

NASA hired Boeing along with SpaceX after the space shuttles retired to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Boeing's Starliner spacecraft launches first ever crewed test flight
1 month ago

Urgent plumbing problem in space

The launch of Boeing's Starliner this week will deliver a replacement toilet pump, essential to keeping water clean on the International Space Station. ABC News' Andrew Dymburt explains.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Urgent plumbing problem in space
1 month ago

NASA sets launch date for Boeing Starliner's 1st astronaut-crewed flight after delays

After several delays, Boeing's Starliner will launch on Wednesday, June 5.
1 month ago
A handout photo made available by NASA shows a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard after being rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41, ahead of the NASA's Boeing Crew Flight Test at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, on May 30, 2024.
1 month ago

Anticipated Boeing Starliner launch scrubbed

Minutes before takeoff, the anticipated Starliner launch was scrubbed due to a ground computer issue.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Anticipated Boeing Starliner launch scrubbed
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
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.
3 months 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.
3 months ago
The spacecraft went silent on Nov. 14, 2023, due to a faulty computer chip, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
3 months 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.
3 months ago
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is depicted in this artist’s concept traveling through space.
3 months 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.
3 months ago
VIDEO: NASA identifies space junk in Florida home
3 months 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.
3 months ago
A man in Naples, Florida, now has answers, over a month after a space object crashed through the roof of his home.
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Alejandro Otero, a homeowner in Naples, Florida, shares photos of the alleged space object that crashed through his home.
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
4 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.
4 months ago
VIDEO: NASA needs you!
4 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
4 months ago
Astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O'Hara vote in the elections from space.
5 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.
5 months ago
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters is seen in Washington D.C., Sept. 15, 2023.
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: NASA-backed private spacecraft, Odysseus, touches down on the moon
5 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
5 months ago
The upcoming mission is the second of three conducted by the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog
5 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).
5 months ago
Hubble took this photo of Mars when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth, during its last opposition in 2016.
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: New images of Earth from Odysseus
5 months ago

NASA launches tool to help track global warming

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

What to know about NASA's PACE mission

NASA’s PACE spacecraft is set to launch early Thursday morning from Florida.
5 months ago
NASA’s PACE spacecraft is set to launch early Wednesday morning from Florida.
5 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.
5 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).
5 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.
5 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.
5 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.
5 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.
5 months ago

NASA reveals new galaxies

NASA's Webb telescope sent back 19 images showing spiraling galaxies.
5 months ago
VIDEO: NASA reveals new galaxies
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: NASA 'Ingenuity' makes final flight on Mars
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Historic lunar mission
7 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.
7 months ago
VIDEO: NASA released images of a 'Christmas Tree Cluster'
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.”
7 months ago
VIDEO: NASA astronaut talks new book
7 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."
7 months ago
VIDEO: 'Moonshot' adventure with former NASA astronaut
8 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
8 months ago
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Nov. 19, 2023, in Denver.
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 months ago
This illustration shows NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander approaching a site on Saturn’s exotic moon, Titan.