Should NASA Be Crashing Spacecraft Into Alien Planets?More and more NASA missions are ending in explosive crashes, despite the risk of carrying life forms from Earth into alien worlds.
NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon's OrbitNASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Closer To Unraveling Mystery Behind Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet CeresScientists are on the edge of their seats as NASA's Dawn spacecraft nears dwarf planet Ceres and the mysterious spots first seen on its surface last month.
Mysterious Bright Spots Pop Up In Latest NASA Images Of Dwarf Planet CeresTwo clear and stunning views of the dwarf planet Ceres have scientists scratching their heads as NASA's Dawn spacecraft nears its destination.
'Day One Of The Mars Era': NASA's Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit On First Test FlightNASA's new Orion spacecraft circled the planet Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.
NASA Ames Delays Viewing Party For 1st Flight Of Orion SpacecraftNASA is trying to launch the next generation of technology with the maiden test flight of the Orion spacecraft.
StarDate 7/2/2014: Pitching Ideas For New MissionsDozens of spacecraft are keeping their eyes and ears on the universe, and more are on the way. But it usually takes years from the time a mission is first proposed until it flies in space — and a lot of good candidates never make it.
StarDate: Moon And Saturn— Arriving at Fascination Destination The Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft passed an important milestone back in March: It made its 100th close pass by Titan, the planet’s largest moon. Stardate has the details on how this was achieved.
Tesla CEO, Billionaire Elon Musk Unveils Reusable Spacecraft To Ferry AstronautsA company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.
Supersonic Flying Saucer To Rocket Over Pacific To Test Landing Craft For Alien PlanetsThe 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.
Shuttle Endeavour’s Tour Of California Set For FridayThe Endeavour had been scheduled to leave Florida on Monday for its final flight before ending up in a Southern California museum. It will now leave on Wednesday making its way across the US arriving in California on Friday.