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Record-breaking NASA astronaut comes back to Earth

Sep 03, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Peggy Whitson 57 is the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space

International Space Station (ISS) crew member US astronaut Peggy Whitson reacts shortly after landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan on September 3, 2017 US astronaut Peggy Whitson touched down to Earth on September 3 with two Russian and American colleagues following her record-breaking 288-day stay at the International Space Station. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI ILNITSKY

NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:34 PM

The satellite will support critical space communication into the mid 2020s NASA says in a statement

ATLAS V AND THE TDRS-M. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M. TDRS-M. Liftoff was at 8:29 a.m. EDT. Photo by Bob Granath/NASA

NASA: Send a message to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:22 PM

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

VOYAGER 1. An artist's depiction of Voyager 1 in space. Photo courtesy NASA JPL

3-man crew reaches International Space Station

Jul 29, 2017 - 2:09 PM

The crew from Italy Russia and the United States boosts the ISS back to full capacity

LIFTOFF. In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 52-53 crew members Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (left), Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) pose for pictures in front of the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft. Photo by Andrey Shelepin/Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center/NASA

NASA releases new images of raging storm on Jupiter

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:22 AM

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

UP CLOSE. This processed NASA handout image obtained July 12, 2017 shows the Great Red Spot on Jupiter taken by the Juno Spacecraft on its flyby over the storm on July 11. Image courtesy NASA/Juno Mission

NASA spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:21 AM

An unmanned NASA spacecraft is about to fly over a massive storm raging on Jupiter in a long awaited journey that could shed new light on the forces driving the planet s Great Red Spot

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter, with its solar arrays and main antenna pointed toward the distant sun and Earth. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Liftoff for Trump's bold space plans may have to wait

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:30 AM

How will the United States space program play out under the leadership of US President Donald Trump?

BLASTING OFF. The Falcon 9 rocket will bring food and supplies to the 6 astronauts at the International Space Station. Screenshot from SpaceX webcast

US VP Pence's hands-on NASA gaffe goes viral

Jul 08, 2017 - 8:52 AM

It was OK to touch the surface Those are just day to day reminder signs We were going to clean it anyway It was an honor to host you says NASA in a tweet

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NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:24 AM

The 10 new Earth size planets bring the total to 50 that exist in habitable zones around the galaxy

MORE EXOPLANETS. NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A real scorcher: NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:36 AM

The Parker Solar Probe will become the first to fly directly into the sun s atmosphere known as the corona

UP CLOSE. Illustration of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Image courtesy Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

SpaceX poised for Thursday cargo launch to space station

May 31, 2017 - 10:48 PM

If all goes as planned a Falcon 9 rocket will propel the Dragon into low Earth orbit where it will eventually connect with the space station circling the Earth at a height of some 250 miles 400 kilometers

DRAGON TO FLY AGAIN. A multiple exposure photo showing the trail of the Dragon spacecraft as it lifts off, with the Falcon 9 rocket's trail as it landed, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 18, 2016. File photo courtesy of SpaceX

NASA delays deep-space Orion test to 2019 due to costs

May 13, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The unmanned test flight had been scheduled for November 2018 but was pushed back after the White House asked for a feasibility study

ORION SPACECRAFT. This photo dated May 3, 2017, shows machining for NASA's Orion spacecraft well underway at Ingersoll Machine Tools in Rockford, Illinois. Photo by Radislav Sinyak/NASA

Cassini probe finds vast void between Saturn's rings

May 06, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Scientists have been surprised to find that not all that much – not even space dust – lies between Saturn s iconic rings

SATURN'S RINGS. This NASA handout illustration obtained April 6, 2017 shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission's grand finale. Handout photo by NASA/JPL-CALTECH/AFP

NASA spacecraft dives through Saturn's rings

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Cassini spacecraft skimmed closer than any previous spacecraft to the sixth planet from the Sun and lived to tell the tale

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Cygnus spacecraft is packed with 7 626 pounds of crew supplies hardware and dozens of experiments aimed at studying fire growing food and cancer therapies

CARGO SPACECRAFT. The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo craft approaches its 10-meter capture point where the Canadarm2 grapples resupply ship. Photo and caption courtesy of NASA

Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:36 PM

UPDATED The Soyuz MS 04 spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA s Jack Fisher onboard successfully docks to the ISS at 1319 GMT Russian space agency Roscosmos says

INTO SPACE. Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA rookie Jack Fischer. Screen shot from NASA TV via Twitter.

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:45 PM

There is no possibility for asteroid 2014 JO25 to collide with Earth says NASA The asteroid will fly at a distance of about 1 8 million kilometers

FLYBY. Projected path of asteroid 2014 JO25, which will come within 1.8 million kilometers from Earth, or less than 5 times the distance to the Moon. Screengrab from NASA video on Youtube

Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:56 PM

A report by NASA s Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges behind the delays

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life – NASA

Apr 14, 2017 - 7:29 AM

The moon is now high on the list in the solar system for showing habitable conditions scientists say

ENCELADUS. A photo from October 14, 2015 taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the north pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Photo from NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA's Cassini probe of Saturn prepares for last plunge

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:43 PM

Its final goal is to sample Saturn s atmosphere and particles coming from the main rings for the first time while also capturing the closest ever views of Saturn s clouds and inner rings NASA says

THE GRAND FINALE. Artist's concept of Cassini's final orbits between the innermost rings and Saturn's cloud tops. Image from NASA.

Trump, NASA and a rare consensus: Mission to Mars

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:47 PM

US President Donald Trump signs a law that says manned missions to deep space including to Mars will be the US space agency s main goal in the decades to come

NASA BILL SIGNED. US President Donald Trump, center, signs the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, alongside members of the Senate, Congress, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. NASA photo

Under Trump, the Moon regains interest as possible destination

Mar 12, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Private sector companies in particular are energized by the prospect of future space exploration missions beyond low Earth orbit where the International Space Station circles the Earth

The moon rises over the White House in Washington on November 13, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:33 PM

The results indicate that our efforts to breed varieties with high potential for strengthening food security in areas that are affected or will be affected by climate change are working says International Potato Center staff Walter Amoros

VIRAL: LEGO buat koleksi baru astronot perempuan

Mar 02, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Koleksi baru LEGO itu berjudul Women of NASA yang terdiri dari 5 perempuan yang dianggap berperan penting dalam sejarah NASA

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NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight

Feb 25, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth s neighboring planet Mars perhaps by the 2030s

ORION TEST FLIGHT. Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, testifies before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

7 Earth-like planets found orbiting nearby star

Feb 23, 2017 - 6:41 AM

A nearby dwarf star is orbited by at least 7 exoplanets a number of which have the potential to sustain life scientists announce

This artist’s impression shows the view from the surface of one of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. This artist’s impression is based on the known physical parameters for the planets and stars seen, and uses a vast database of objects in the Universe. ESO/M. Kornmesser/spaceengine.org

NASA set to reveal major exoplanet 'discovery'

Feb 22, 2017 - 12:10 PM

NASA will hold a news conference to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun

PROXIMA B. This artist's impression shows the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image between the planet and Proxima itself. M. Kornmesser/ESO

60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine – NASA scientist

Feb 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM

These strange ancient microbes have apparently evolved so they can survive on a diet of sulfite manganese and copper oxide

Gypsum crystals inside the Naica cave, April 2010. By Alexander Van Driessche - Gaianauta/WikiMedia Commons/CC BY 3.0

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Feb 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM

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SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad

Feb 19, 2017 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship pushes through after the first attempt was canceled

Cash crunch for anti-Armageddon asteroid mission

Jan 25, 2017 - 10:23 PM

The proposed joint European US mission dubbed AIDA Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment aims to redirect a 160 meter moon – the first time humans would have altered the course of a Solar System body

AIDA. Schematic of the AIDA mission concept shows ESA’s AIM spacecraft in orbit about the binary asteroid (65803) Didymos. Image from NASA's AIDA project page.

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

Jan 18, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Temperatures spiked to new national highs in parts of India Kuwait and Iran while sea ice melted faster than ever in the fragile Arctic says the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA

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Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies

Jan 17, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Cernan was the spacecraft commander of Apollo 17 – his third space flight and the last scheduled US manned mission to the moon – in December 1972

LAST MAN ON THE MOON. Eugene Cernan in an official NASA photo. Photo courtesy NASA

SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since September blast

Jan 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The January 14 launch is the first in a series planned to upgrade Iridium s global communications network

LIFTOFF. The Iridium-1 launch, January 14, 2016. Photo courtesy SpaceX

Two US astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:53 PM

The astronauts spacewalk is expected to last six and a half hours during which the pair will install adapter plates and electrical connections for 3 of 6 new lithium ion batteries installed on the station s truss

SPACEWALK. This NASA TV frame grab shows astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson reloacating a battery on January 6, 2017 outside the International Space Station. Image from NASA TV / AFP

Thousands to attend American space legend John Glenn's memorial

Dec 17, 2016 - 3:48 PM

The public memorial will be in the Ohio State University campus

AMERICAN LEGEND. United States Marines stand next the casket of former astronaut and US Senator John Glenn, as he lays in state at the Ohio Statehouse. Photo by  Joshua Lott / AFP

All 'Original Seven' American astronauts now dead

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:28 AM

Here are the feats the Original Seven or Mercury 7 are best known for

MERCURY 7. This NASA photo taken on April 9, 1959, shows NASA introducing its first astronaut class, the Mercury 7, shown front row, (L-R): Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter; back row, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, and L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. Handout photo by NASA/AFP

American space legend John Glenn dead at 95

Dec 09, 2016 - 6:54 AM

UPDATED The US space agency NASA is among the first to pay tribute to the legendary astronaut who went on to serve as a lawmaker for more than two decades calling him a true American hero

JOHN GLENN. This file photo taken on October 9, 1998 shows  US astronaut and Senator John Glenn getting a hand from white room technicians moments before boarding the US space shuttle Discovery. File photo by NASA / AFP

Deciphering Trump's mixed signals on climate change

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Donald Trump s stay of execution for pulling the United States out of a landmark climate pact is welcomed by diplomats and experts even as they fret about appointments and decisions yet to come

The Bruckner and Heim glaciers where they flow into Johan Petersen Fjord in southeastern Greenland, September 2, 2016. Photo courtesy Jeremy Harbeck/NASA Goddard

NASA on the hunt for space poop geniuses

Nov 24, 2016 - 9:12 AM

When you ve got to go but you re out there in space zipped up in a spacesuit with no toilet in sight and a crew of other astronauts around what do you do?

In this file photo, spacewalkers Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts attach power and data cables to the port and starboard sides of Pressurized Mating Adapter-2 at the International Space Station (ISS), February 21, 2015. Credit: NASA TV

'Fire in space' experiment kicks off aboard U.S. cargo ship

Nov 22, 2016 - 7:08 AM

How does fire act in space? Researchers will soon find out by trying to ignite 9 different materials aboard an unmanned spaceship on its way to a fiery re entry

In this file photo, Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft (left) is seen from the Cupola module windows aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 23, 2016. NASA photo

'Fire in space' experiment to kick off aboard US cargo ship

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:30 PM

The 9 samples of materials to be set ablaze include flame retardant fabrics used for astronaut clothing station Plexiglas window samples with edge variations and structures used for storage containers and silicone composites says NASA

CYGNUS' FIRE EXPERIMENTS. In this October 23, 2016 image from NASA TV, the Cygnus resupply ship after joining up with the International Space Station. File photo by NASA TV / AFP

NASA weather satellite promises 'huge leap' in forecasts

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:34 AM

A NASA commentator calls the GOES R America s most advanced eye in the sky

GOES-R. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite was built by Lockheed Martin. Screengrab from NOAA Satellites

Russian spaceship delivers 3 astronauts to space station

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:53 AM

Thomas Pesquet Oleg Novitsky and Peggy Whitson join 3 other astronauts already staffing the International Space Station

DOCKED. This image obtained from NASA TV shows a view from a camera on the International Space Station before the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft docks to the Rassvet module on November 19, 2016 Photo by HO/NASA TV/AFP

Karya siswa SMA Laguboti ini dikirim ke ruang angkasa

Nov 18, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Mimpi Gilbert Nadapdap siswa SMA Unggul Del Tobasa Sumatera Utara untuk melakukan penelitian hingga luar angkasa menjadi nyata

Gilbert Nadapdap dengan hasil ciptaannya, Microlab, yang akan diterbangkan ke luar angkasa. Foto oleh Amelia Stephanie/Rappler.com.

There's an 'extra-super' Moon on the rise

Nov 10, 2016 - 2:30 PM

On Monday November 14 the full Moon s relative proximity should make it appear about 14 bigger and 30 brighter

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Oct 24, 2016 - 12:15 AM

The unmanned cargo ship successfully brings 2 5 tons of food and supplies to the 6 astronauts living in orbit

In this October 23, 2016 Iamge from NASA TV, the Cygnus resupply ship after joining up with the International Space Station(ISS. The unmanned cargo ship operated by the US company OrbitalATK arrived Sunday at the International Space Station, delivering 2.5 tons of food and supplies to the six astronauts living in orbit. US astronaut Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi led the operation to grab the incoming Cygnus spaceship with the space station's robotic arm.  / AFP PHOTO / NASA TV / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA TV" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:01 PM

NASA s Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov of Roscosmos blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after a one month delay

HEADING TO THE ISS. Russia’s Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov, and Andrey Borisenko blasts off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on October 19, 2016. Photo by Vasily Maximov/ AFP

US relies on industry help to make 'giant leap' to Mars

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:47 PM

UPDATED These missions will teach us how humans can live far from Earth – something we ll need for the long journey to Mars US President Barack Obama says

RED PLANET. This computer-generated image depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech