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The year was 1969, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control. He said: 'Think you could call over to London and tell the president of the Flat Earth Society that he's wrong?'
'That kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight,' says NASA head Jim Bridenstine, as he cites the dangers of the move in relation to the International Space Station
Had Christina Koch and Anne McClain done their spacewalk together, it would have been the first ever by two women astronauts
The Crew Dragon will undock from the ISS on Friday at 0731 GMT and leave earth orbit and reenter the atmosphere 5 hours later
The little robotic geologist had transmitted thousands of images from the surface of the planet, transforming our understanding of Mars and paving the way for future exploration
The ISDApp seeks to communicate useful information to fishermen even without internet connection. It will complete against 24 other finalists chosen by NASA scientists and experts from 2,729 teams in 200 locations all over the world.
The dramatic arrival of the $993 million spacecraft marks the 8th successful landing on Mars in NASA's history
The unmanned spacecraft – launched nearly 7 months ago – is NASA's first craft to attempt to touch down on Earth's neighboring planet since the Curiosity rover arrived in 2012
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
A NASA commentator calls the GOES R America s most advanced eye in the sky
Thomas Pesquet Oleg Novitsky and Peggy Whitson join 3 other astronauts already staffing the International Space Station
The launch seeks to promote Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM awareness in education
Is it possible for NASA to send humans to Mars? A study says manned flights to the red planet are doomed to fail unless the agency revamps its methods
NASA takes stock of a successful test of a 3D printed rocket injector
NASA said it cannot fix the hobbled Kepler Space Telescope it is now considering what scientific research it can still do
The US and European space agencies announced a new partnership Wednesday January 16 pairing a European cargo module with NASA s Orion space capsule which aims to take astronauts into deep space
The year 2012 marked the ninth or 10th warmest on record depending on the measurement Space agency NASA put the average temperature at 14 6 Celsius 58 3 Fahrenheit 0 6 degrees Celsius higher than in the 20th century
Meet Filipino American engineer Gregory Galgana Villar III one of the youngest members of the NASA Curiosity rover team
NASA says it is the first time scientists are able to observe a black hole swallow a star
Cloud heights now lower by an average of 30 40 meters; Seen to help cool Earth down countering global warming
Mapping of forest canopy heights have implications in climate change studies in particular the importance of forests