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PRESS RELEASE: The teams behind the projects will join others from around the world to be evaluated by NASA in early December for the selection of the 30 global finalists
Several scientist-comedians from across the US believe that laughter can be a powerful tool for communicating complex concepts
NASA is seeking to return to the Moon by 2024. And the space agency promises when two astronauts will stride its surface, the first time humanity has done so since 1972, and at least one of them will be a woman
(UPDATED) The mission was originally planned for earlier this year but had to be aborted due to a lack of properly fitting spacesuits, leading to allegations of sexism
While the vibrations have been altered a bit so our ears can actually pick them up, you can now hear the marsquakes for yourself!
(UPDATED) Although Hazzaa al-Mansoori's mission was short – 8 days in total – it has been the source of great pride in the UAE, a newcomer to the world of space with ambitions to send an unmanned probe to orbit Mars by 2021
Europa is thought to be able to harbor simple, microbial life in its liquid, internal ocean beneath its icy surface
The lifesize robot named Fedor – short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to help carry out tasks remotely
Oceans Melting Greenland – or OMG – is on a mission to collect data on how oceans contribute to the rapid melt of Greenland's ice
The estranged wife of astronaut Anne McClain accuses her of identity theft and improperly accessing her wife's private financial records
The worldwide hackathon is now on its 8th year, with last year’s version boasting 18,000 participants across 75 countries
With its black basalt sand, wind-swept dunes and craggy peaks, the Lambahraun lava field at the foot of Iceland's second biggest glacier, Langjokull, is chosen as a stand-in for the Red Planet's surface
'Chris was one of the core team members that helped our nation put humans in space and on the Moon, and his legacy is immeasurable,' says NASA chief Jim Bridenstine
The July 20 blast off comes on the same date that NASA's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, marking a defining moment in the so-called 'space race' with the Soviet Union
Here are impressions of some of American men who walked on the Moon, collected from a series of oral history interviews by NASA
The grainy pictures coming back on the night of July 20, 1969, from a quarter of a million miles (380,000 kilometres) away fascinates viewers young and old
The exercise aims to test in almost real-life conditions the evacuation of astronauts from the Orion capsule in the event of an explosion or other problem shortly after launch of the rocket taking them into space
NASA's Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and the Canadian Space Agency's David Saint-Jacques emerge from the space craft to applause from support crews
'With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,' says Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center
Lawyer and retired NASA special agent Joseph Gutheinz Jr is on a mission to find moon rocks that went missing after being given as gifts to nations
While lunar samples have been in NASA hands for 5 decades, new discoveries are still being made
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provide pivotal contributions to space flight research from the 1940s through to the 1960s, when the United States first sent men to orbit and then walk on the moon
The missions will be for stays of up to 30 days. As many as a dozen private astronauts could visit the ISS per year, says NASA.
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?'
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirms that Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed mission around the Moon planned for 2020
'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
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'The Soyuz is now in orbit and the crew are on their way to the International Space Station,' says a commentator on NASA television.
The film injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969
(UPDATED) After hours of suspense, the Crew Dragon touches down in the Atlantic Ocean at 8:45 am Friday, March 8, some 370 kilometers off the coast of the US state of Florida
The Crew Dragon will undock from the ISS on Friday at 0731 GMT and leave earth orbit and reenter the atmosphere 5 hours later
Two hours after docking, the space station's 3 crew members – American Anne McClain, Canadian David Saint-Jacques and Russian Oleg Kononenko – open the hatch of the space capsule and, for the first time, penetrate its interior in space
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
(UPDATED) The only occupant on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule is a dummy named Ripley – but NASA plans to put two astronauts aboard later this year
New images from the Hubble Space Telescope show a variety of intriguing weather patterns in the atmospheres of both Neptune and Uranus
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.
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'There was silence. There were tears. There were hugs. There were memories and laughs shared. #ThankYouOppy #GoodnightOppy.'
The sixth planet from the Sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago, along with the rest of the planets in our solar system, and spent the bulk of its existence without the characteristic rings it is known for today
China launches more rockets into space than any other country, with 39 last year compared to 31 by the US, 20 by Russia, and 8 by Europe
Dmitry Rogozin, chief of Russia's space agency and a nationalist politician known for his anti-Western rhetoric, is set to visit the US in February but NASA postpones his visit indefinitely
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The first detailed images allow scientists to confidently determine the body was formed when two spheres, or 'lobes,' slowly gravitated towards each other until they stuck together – a major scientific discovery
(UPDATED) 'We have a healthy spacecraft,' says the missions operations manager for the unmanned spacecraft
OSIRIS-REx enters asteroid Bennu's orbit after closely studying it for several weeks
Hurtling through space at a speed of 51,500 kilometers per hour, the spacecraft aims to make its closest approach within 3,500 kilometers of the surface of Ultima Thule
The historic flyby to Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever studied, is set to 'take us back 4 and a half billion years to the birth of the solar system'
As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories
(UPDATED) The flyby takes place about a billion miles beyond Pluto, the most faraway world visited by a spacecraft so far