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The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense
A new study shows that brine deposits below the surface of Mars can contain molecular oxygen – which is crucial for life on Earth
Some items have historical value, such as flags or medallions he wore during the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Others do not – like a boy scout cap or a pin from his high school football team.
The goal of NASA's Parker Solar Probe is make a series of 24 flybys past our scorching star
An attempt to revive the gyroscope by turning it in the opposite direction appears to have cleared any blockage, NASA reports
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague who survived an aborted flight are likely to go into space in the spring
US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin are safe after their Soyuz rocket fails shortly after blast-off
Hubble is currently down to two working gyros and needs at least 3 for optimal operations. But it can continue to provide observations with just one functioning gyroscope.
The ICESat-2 mission uses advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the Earth's melting ice sheets and how this affects sea level rise
NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine wants to try boosting its brand by selling naming rights to rockets and spacecraft and allowing its astronauts to appear in commercials and on cereal boxes
The first, blurry images of Bennu were taken on August 17 at a distance of 1.4 million miles (2.3 million kilometers) from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
(UPDATED) The unmanned Parker Solar Probe aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system
The next launch window for the Parker Solar Probe opens at 3:31 am (0731 GMT or 3:31 pm Philippine time) on Sunday, August 12
(UPDATED) The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to blast off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Saturday
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After the Parker Solar Probe blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 11, it will become the first spacecraft ever to fly through the Sun's scorching atmosphere, known as the corona
Nine astronauts will be flying from US soil to space for the first time since 2011
The longest total lunar eclipse of the century will be visible in the Philippines, and Mars will be right next to the eclipsing moon, according to NASA
Senator Bill Nelson says the White House decision to return to the Moon – a program former president Barack Obama halted in order to focus on reaching Mars – could drag down the whole process
The independent Government Accountability Office says neither company is expected to be ready to carry out manned flights by November 2019 because of various delays in certifying their programs
This is reportedly the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. The eclipse will start at 1:13 am Philippine Standard Time.
Today, NASA is so dependent on the private sector that the US space agency has signed contracts with SpaceX and Boeing to send astronauts to space beginning next year, as soon as their capsules are ready
The Russian foreign ministry warns that the US is 'nurturing plans to bring out weapons into space with the aim of possibly staging military action there.'
'America will always be the first in space,' Trump says during a speech at the White House. 'We don't want China and Russia and other countries leading us. We've always led,' he adds.
The unmanned Curiosity rover has also found increasing evidence for seasonal variations of methane on Mars, indicating the source of the gas is likely the planet itself, or possibly its subsurface water
Since they operate using highly toxic ammonia, the spacewalkers must take utmost care not to get any on their suits
'We already have great views of Mars from the surface as well as from orbit. With the added dimension of a bird's-eye view from a 'marscopter,' we can only imagine what future missions will achieve,' says NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen
'Now, President Donald Trump's administration has quietly killed the CMS,' a report says, describing the move as the latest in a 'broad attack on climate science' mounted by the White House
(UPDATED) InSight aims to be the first NASA spacecraft to land on Mars since the Curiosity rover in 2012
With a little luck and some help from NASA, the instrument Philippe Lognonne designed to take the Red Planet's pulse will land before the year's end and press a high-tech ear to its dusty surface
Since the Earth and Mars were likely formed by similar processes 4.5 billion years ago, the US space agency hopes the lander will shed light on what made them so different
The Resource Prospector is the only robotic vehicle under development to explore the Moon's surface
Jim Bridenstine has expressed an interest in returning humans back to the moon, has spoken of closer ties between NASA and the commercial space industry, and has voiced skepticism about human-caused climate change
The washing machine-sized spacecraft is built to search outside the solar system, scanning the nearest, brightest stars for signs of periodic dimming
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, is scheduled to launch Monday at 6:32 pm (2232 GMT) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful ever built and is to be deployed on a mission to give astronomers an unprecedented glimpse at the first galaxies that formed in the early universe
It is the first time SpaceX launches both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before
However, none of the planets are expected to be hospitable to life
Trump: 'We will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars and perhaps someday to many worlds beyond'
Being able to use the backup thrusters means the lifespan of Voyager 1 has been extended by 2 or 3 years
World No. 1 Feng Shanshan of China is looking to become the first player to defend an LPGA title in 2017. She is a top-seven finisher in five out of her last six starts.
Dubbed 2012 TC4, the space rock will shave past at an altitude of less than 44,000 kilometers (27,300 miles) – just above the 36,000-km plane at which hundreds of geosynchronous satellites orbit the Earth
(UPDATED) The Russians and Americans will cooperate to build the systems needed to organize scientific missions in lunar orbit and to the surface of the Moon
Peggy Whitson 57 is the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space
The satellite will support critical space communication into the mid 2020s NASA says in a statement
The US space agency wants input via Twitter Instagram Facebook and other social media and the public will vote on what short message we on earth should send to the intrepid overachieving little space traveler
The crew from Italy Russia and the United States boosts the ISS back to full capacity
The US space agency s Juno spacecraft flew over the storm July 10 offering humanity s closest look yet at the iconic feature of our solar system s largest planet