On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, Nick Hague’s planned launch to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft ended minutes later in a safe landing on Earth, after an issue with the rocket’s booster. He answered questions for the first time on Oct. 16, in a Facebook Live event with NASA’s followers.
NASA released a new, limited-edition podcast called The Invisible Network, the first NASA podcast to embrace narrative storytelling. All six episodes can be downloaded and binged on NASA’s website, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.
Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later this week to present, discuss and deliberate the future landing site for NASA’s next Red Planet rover – Mars 2020.
The cause of Chandra’s safe mode on October 10 has now been understood and the Operations team has successfully returned the spacecraft to its normal pointing mode.
The first steps on the Moon – fueled by a national will to excel – marked a turning point for America and humanity as a whole. At the core of that historic moment, however, lay the story of one man whose strength, perseverance and personal conviction brought him to the moment his foot would leave the indelible and iconic imprint on the lunar surface.
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the Senate confirmation of James Morhard as the agency’s deputy administrator.
Soyuz crew is safe following a launch anomaly, another major hurricane seen from space, and testing continues for the rocket engine that will power us to deep space … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
One month since increasing their commanding frequency, engineers have yet to hear from NASA’s Opportunity rover.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and its operator, Delaware North, donated $10,000 to Brevard County Sharing Centers today as part of its annual Salute to Brevard.
On Oct. 11, 1968, NASA launched its first crewed Apollo mission, which paved the way for the moon landing less than a year later.
NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in good condition following their safe landing on Earth after a Soyuz booster failure after launch earlier.
American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are heading back to Earth after their rocket suffered a booster failure Thursday shortly after launch.
The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes.
An international team of scientists studying what amounts to a computer-simulated “pulsar in a box” are gaining a more detailed understanding of the complex, high-energy environment around spinning neutron stars, also called pulsars.
Astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct spacewalks Friday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 25, to continue power system upgrades, and experts will preview the work during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 16, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA is working to resume science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope after the spacecraft entered safe mode on Friday, October 5, shortly after 6 p.m. EDT.
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble and Kepler space telescopes have uncovered evidence for what could be a moon orbiting a gas-giant planet that orbits the star Kepler 1625, located 8,000 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus.
NASA’s Voyager 2 probe, currently on a journey toward interstellar space, has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 11 billion miles (about 17.7 billion kilometers) from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.
The debut of SpaceX and Boeing crew capsules is off until next year.
On Oct. 3, 2018, Parker Solar Probe performed the first significant celestial maneuver of its seven-year mission. As the orbits of the spacecraft and Venus converged toward the same point, Parker Solar Probe slipped in front of the planet, allowing Venus’ gravity — relatively small by celestial standards — to twist its path and change its speed.