The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.
The flying saucer shapes of science fiction could actually prove to be the most efficient way to enter an extraterrestrial planet’s atmosphere, and on June 2nd, NASA plans to test that exact shape in a supersonic flight high over the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai.
High-fidelity simulation models displayed at NASA Ames show a temperature map of the Untied States in the year 2100.
NASA asks private businesses to make their pitch for using the International Space Station for private commercial businesses. Companies will have to develop their own way to get there, though.
Two hundred thousand people have signed up for an unlikely trip, including some people from the Bay Area. They all want to volunteer for a trip to Mars.
NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) crashed into the surface of the moon late Thursday night, but controllers are thrilled about the impact after a successful mission studying what little atmosphere the moon has.
NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.
A Google subsidiary has been picked to run and renovate a federal airfield that is frequently used for the personal flights of the company’s top executives.
Flags flew at half-staff on Friday at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View as the space agency honored the astronauts who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is an annual “Day of Remembrance.”
Friday, NASA is remembering three dark days in the history of human space flight–the launch pad fire of Apollo 1, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger just after “throttle up,” and the disintegration on reentry of Columbia.