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NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
See images your eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see, and learn about what these images can teach you.
Sample the best tidbits from space exploration this week, including news from across the Solar System and beyond, and personal insights from leaders of exploration.
Whether it’s a mission, a policy decision, or an individual person, sometimes all it takes is one thing to change the way we explore.
Planets are beautiful and fascinating enough on their own, but there’s no denying that moons and rings add a little something special.
With so many asteroids out there, it’s up to us to defend our planet from impacts. Find out how you can make a difference.
Exploration will always face setbacks, but this week’s Downlink reminds us of the impressive human ability to persevere.
Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.
Our host star takes center stage, and JWST demands a little more patience.
Apollo 11’S landing on 20 July 1969 was the day humans first set foot on another world. For the risky, challenging endeavor, NASA sought a smooth landing site, one lacking craters or mountains.
A collection of before and after slider images showing how views of planets in our solar system have changed over the years since NASA was created.
Two of NASA's new astronaut candidates are particularly suited to conduct scientific research on other worlds: Zena Cardman, a geobiologist, and Jessica Watkins, a geologist.
Aspiring astrophysicist Julie Seven Sage reports from the launch of student-designed CubeSat payloads at NASA's Wallops Flight Center.
I believe Expedition 50 had a fun and good ISS crew. I base this declaration solely on the moments they shared on social media. This logic is completely bulletproof and there's no point trying to prove otherwise.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is returning to Earth from the International Space Station. During her mission, she became the first person to sequence DNA in space.
Expedition 48 crewmembers Kate Rubins, Takuya Onishi and Anatoly Ivanishin begin a two-day trip to the International Space Station tonight aboard a newly upgraded Soyuz MS spacecraft.
Tim Kopra, Tim Peake and Yuri Malenchenko are back on Earth this morning following a picture-perfect landing on the sunny Kazakhstan steppe.
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams embarks on his fourth trip to the ISS tomorrow. He launches aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur with cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka at 5:26 p.m. EDT (21:26 UTC).
Following a picture-perfect launch and some last minute docking drama, Tim Kopra, Tim Peake and Yuri Malenchenko arrived safely to the International Space Station today.
Telerobotics—with humans nearby—just might be the perfect unification of human and robotic spaceflight. Two groups at NASA and ESA are working to make this fledgling technology commonplace.