In mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston, flight controllers simulated part of Orion’s uncrewed flight to the Moon for Artemis 1.
This striking image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a powerful instrument installed on the telescope in 2009.
This 2013 NASA archive features Congress awarding astronaut John Glenn, and Apollo 11 crew Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin with the Congressional Gold Medal.
NASA achieved a significant milestone in manufacturing the first large, complex core stage that will help power the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on upcoming missions to the Moon.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins talk to the media one day before their historic launch on the Apollo 11 mission.
Astronaut Michael Collins recalls his experience looking out at the Earth during the Apollo 11 mission in this 2013 NASA archive video.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins recount their journey to the moon during 1999 30th anniversary.
Aldrin talks about the achievement of Apollo 11 in this May 2013 NASA file video.
Orion’s service module for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission completed acoustic testing inside the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week.
One hundred years ago, on May 29, 1919, measurements of a solar eclipse offered proof for Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Fifty-eight years ago, on May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his “Urgent National Needs” speech before Congress.
In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on Thursday the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly SSL, in Westminster, Colorado, to develop and demonstrate power, propulsion and communications capabilities for NASA’s lunar Gateway.
On May 22, 1969, Apollo 10’s Lunar Module “Snoopy” undocked from its Command Module “Charlie Brown” and dipped into a low altitude orbit around the Moon.
NASA will join an international crew on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions during the 10-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 23 expedition slated to begin June 10.
NASA astronaut Anne McClain performs the first series of tests of an Astrobee robot, Bumble, during a hardware checkout.
The photo above shows the landing site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon called Sea of Serenity, or Mare Serenitatis in Latin.
NASA is working right now to send American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in five years, and the agency has its sights set on a place no humans have ever gone before: the lunar South Pole.
In preparation of establishing a sustainable presence on the Moon by 2028, NASA is developing new technologies that will let astronauts land, live and explore the surface. In this video, Marc Gibson of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland describes Kilopower, a power system to enable long-duration stays on planetary surfaces, including the Moon and Mars.
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off for the first time from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 7, 1992.