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July 22, 2022, 12:16 AM

NASA releases startling image of Lake Mead shrinkage

The Nevada lake is only at 20% capacity and that shrinkage is leading to a dire ripple effect on nearby communities.
July 22, 2022, 12:16 AM
NASA releases startling image of Lake Mead shrinkage
July 21, 2022, 6:53 PM

NASA prepares return to the moon with new mission set for August launch

NASA is going back to the moon with a powerful new rocket.
July 21, 2022, 6:53 PM
Mission to moon makes final preparations ahead of launch
July 21, 2022, 5:18 PM

NASA planning return trip to the moon

The Artemis I mega rocket may be launching later next month, according to NASA officials.
July 21, 2022, 5:18 PM
NASA planning return trip to the moon
1 month ago

US, Russian astronauts will swap seats on rockets again

The agreement ensures both sides of the orbiting outpost will run smoothly.
1 month ago
US, Russian astronauts will swap seats on rockets again
1 month ago

Hubble vs. James Webb telescope images: See the difference

NASA has been revealing the differences in images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope and its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope.
1 month ago
See the side-by-side difference between James Webb and Hubble images
1 month ago

NASA releases sharpest images of universe ever taken - why does it matter?

Nadia Drake spoke with ABC News’ “Start Here” about what these far-out images mean for human development.
1 month ago
NASA releases sharpest images of universe ever taken - why does it matter?
1 month ago

Why NASA’s latest images of the universe matter

Nadia Drake spoke with ABC News’ “Start Here” about what these far-out images mean for human development.
1 month ago
Why NASA’s latest images of the universe matter
1 month ago

New images from NASA telescope reveal unprecedented look at the universe

NASA says the new set of images from its James Webb Space Telescope are the deepest and highest resolution ever taken of the universe.
1 month ago
New images from NASA telescope reveal unprecedented look at the universe
1 month ago

NASA releases 1st full-color images from James Webb Space Telescope

The telescope was launched in December 2021 and sent back the first full-color images from its orbit 1 million miles from Earth.
1 month ago
NASA releases 1st full-color images from James Webb Space Telescope
1 month ago

Webb telescope releases 1st powerful images into deep space

The new James Webb telescope has released images of the sharpest and never seen before images of deep space.
1 month ago
Webb telescope releases 1st powerful images into deep space
1 month ago

Shooting for the stars: NASA’s telescope delivers 1st full-color image of universe

Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino explains the first full-color photo from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
1 month ago
Shooting for the stars: NASA’s telescope delivers 1st full-color image of universe
1 month ago

Biden unveils 1st full-color image from NASA telescope

The first full-color images from NASA's James Webb telescope have been released, giving us the deepest look into the universe and how the first galaxies formed.
1 month ago
Biden unveils 1st full-color image from NASA telescope
1 month ago

Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit

NASA says contact has been restored with a spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit
1 month ago
Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit
1 month ago

NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth and is headed toward the moon
1 month ago
NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon
1 month ago

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon.
1 month ago
NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing
2 months ago

NASA wraps up moon rocket test; to set launch date after fix

A date for the first flight will be set after a leak is fixed, the agency said.
2 months ago
NASA wraps up moon rocket test; to set launch date after fix
2 months ago

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

NASA has fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time and completed a countdown test despite a fuel line leak
2 months ago
3 months ago

Mars lander losing power because of dust on solar panels

NASA's Mars lander, called Insight, is slowly losing power because its two solar panels are covered in dust and it will need to mostly shut down by the end of May.
3 months ago
Mars lander losing power because of dust on solar panels
3 months ago

Mars lander losing power because of dust on solar panels

NASA's Mars lander, called Insight, is slowly losing power because its two solar panels are covered in dust and it will need to mostly shut down by the end of May.
3 months ago
Mars lander losing power because its solar panels are covered in dust
4 months ago

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins becomes 1st Black woman on International Space Station crew

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins is on her way to space on the SpaceX Crew-4 mission, making her the first Black woman to join the International Space Station team.
4 months ago
NASA astronaut becomes 1st Black woman on International Space Station crew
4 months ago

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson speaks on Earth Information Center, climate monitoring program in development

At NASA's Earth Day Celebration in Washington, D.C., NASA administrator Bill Nelson spoke about the newly funded Earth Information Center.
4 months ago
NASA administrator speaks on climate-monitoring program
4 months ago

Apollo 16 moonwalker reflects on mission's 50th anniversary

Charlie Duke is part of a tiny fraternity that’s getting even smaller: People who walked on the moon
4 months ago
Apollo 16 moonwalker reflects on mission's 50th anniversary
4 months ago

NASA moon rocket faces more flight delays as repairs mount

The flight debut of NASA's mega moon rocket faces additional delays following a string of failed fueling tests
4 months ago
4 months ago

Fuel leak thwarts NASA's dress rehearsal for moon rocket

NASA's latest attempt to fuel its huge moon rocket for a countdown test has been thwarted by a hazardous hydrogen leak
4 months ago
Fuel leak thwarts NASA's dress rehearsal for moon rocket
4 months ago

More delays for NASA's moon rocket test, fueling stalled

NASA’s dress rehearsal for its mega moon rocket has been postponed twice now by technical problems that stalled a fueling test
4 months ago
More delays for NASA's moon rocket test, fueling stalled
4 months ago

Dress rehearsal: NASA moon rocket's last test before launch

NASA is kicking off a critical countdown test for its new moon rocket
4 months ago
Dress rehearsal: NASA moon rocket's last test before launch
4 months ago

Record-setting astronaut Mark Vande Hei returns to Earth

ABC News' Gio Benitez recaps NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei's return to Earth after a record 355 days in space, and how current tensions between the U.S. and Russia almost kept him on the ISS longer.
4 months ago
Record-setting astronaut Mark Vande Hei returns to Earth
4 months ago

NASA astronaut breaks record for longest US spaceflight

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei returned to Earth Wednesday, after spending a record-breaking 355 days in low-Earth orbit.
4 months ago
NASA astronaut breaks record for longest US spaceflight
4 months ago

US astronaut coming home

NASA’s Mark Vande Hei is returning to Earth after a record 355 days on the International Space Station. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii shows us the historic handover overnight between Russia and the U.S.
4 months ago
US astronaut coming home
4 months ago

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei returns to Earth after record-breaking spaceflight

Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts landed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
4 months ago
NASA astronaut returns to Earth after record-breaking, 355-day spaceflight
4 months ago

American astronaut lands back on Earth in Russian capsule

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei touched down after a record-breaking 355-days in space aboard a Russian aircraft.
4 months ago
American astronaut lands back on Earth in Russian capsule
5 months ago

US astronaut to ride Russian spacecraft home during tensions

A U.S. astronaut has made it through nearly a year in space but faces what could be his trickiest assignment yet: riding a Russian capsule back to Earth
5 months ago
US astronaut to ride Russian spacecraft home during tensions
6 months ago

NASA's new space telescope sees 1st starlight, takes selfie

NASA's new space telescope has captured its first starlight and even taken a selfie of its giant, gold mirror
6 months ago
NASA's new space telescope sees 1st starlight, takes selfie
7 months ago

NASA’s James Webb space telescope completes its final phase

Two weeks from its Christmas Day launch, the replacement telescope for the Hubble has completed its unfolding process and now sits 600,000 miles from Earth.
7 months ago
NASA’s James Webb space telescope completes its final phase
7 months ago

NASA nails trickiest job on newly launched space telescope

NASA has aced the most complicated, critical job on its newly launched space telescope: unrolling and stretching a sunshade the size of a tennis court
7 months ago
NASA nails trickiest job on newly launched space telescope
7 months ago

NASA's new space telescope 'hunky-dory' after problems fixed

NASA's new space telescope is doing well more than a week after liftoff, following a pair of problems overcome by ground controllers
7 months ago
NASA's new space telescope 'hunky-dory' after problems fixed
8 months ago

How NASA's Webb Telescope works and other facts you need to know

NASA launches into space its biggest, most expensive and most powerful telescope yet: the James Webb Space Telescope.
8 months ago
Everything you need to know about the Webb Telescope
8 months ago

NASA Webb Telescope launches Christmas Day: What to know

The space instrument has been in the works for 25 years.
8 months ago
NASA to kick off holidays with Christmas Day telescope launch
8 months ago

Check out NASA's new space telescope

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, a successor to the Hubble, aims to blast off this week.
8 months ago
Check out NASA's new space telescope
8 months ago

NASA craft 'touches' sun for 1st time, dives into atmosphere

A NASA spacecraft has officially “touched” the sun, plunging through the unexplored solar atmosphere known as the corona
8 months ago
8 months ago

NASA's newest X-ray telescope rockets into orbit

NASA’s newest X-ray observatory is circling the world after launching from Kennedy Space Center
8 months ago
8 months ago

NASA astronauts complete spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts completed an hours-long spacewalk on Thursday morning that was earlier postponed due to a "debris risk."
8 months ago
NASA astronauts complete spacewalk
8 months ago

NASA astronauts complete spacewalk which was postponed due to debris risk

NASA astronauts complete spacewalk which was postponed due to debris risk .
8 months ago
NASA astronauts complete spacewalk postponed due to debris risk
8 months ago

NASA's 1st Earth asteroid defense mission underway

A spacecraft is now on a collision course with an asteroid about 7 million miles away. The plan is a test launch to crash the spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off its path.
8 months ago
NASA's 1st Earth asteroid defense mission underway
8 months ago

NASA delays International Space Station spacewalk over debris risk

NASA astronauts were scheduled to replace a part in the space station.
8 months ago
NASA delays International Space Station spacewalk over debris risk
8 months ago

NASA delays International Space Station spacewalk over debris risk

The source of the space debris has not yet been confirmed.
8 months ago
NASA delays International Space Station spacewalk over debris risk
9 months ago

NASA's asteroid mission may show how planet with metal core, like Earth, formed

It will take years to reach the asteroid called Psyche.
9 months ago
NASA's asteroid mission may show how planet with metal core, like Earth, formed
9 months ago

NASA tests mission to knock asteroids off course

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Dr. Lori Glaze, a NASA planetary science director, about a new mission called DART that will test knocking asteroids off course.
9 months ago
NASA tests mission to knock asteroids off course
9 months ago

NASA launches rocket to try to deflect asteroid

Kaylee Hartung reports on the space agency's first planetary defense mission to knock a massive asteroid off its path.
9 months ago
NASA launches rocket to try to deflect asteroid
9 months ago

NASA to launch planetary defense mission

NASA will launch a test rocket into space to hit an asteroid 7 million miles away. The asteroid is not threatening Earth, but the test is to prevent future threats.
9 months ago
NASA to launch planetary defense mission