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Mars has storms of dust, while Saturn pours down ammonia rain. Here on Earth, we passed through a debris tail to get a special kind of shower.
NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
NASA's Space Launch System rocket is sending the Orion crew capsule to the Moon and back.
Uranus is way out there, beckoning us to visit. And Cassini is the mission that won’t quit, even years after burning up.
Clever politicking means nothing if the SLS cannot deliver on its core promise.
A new solar telescope takes center stage, new stars collect mass, and musicians sonify space imagery.
Rock stars love space, and who can blame them! Take a look at awesome images, exciting science, and the connection between music and exploration.
Robots, scientists, citizens, and artists team up to explore the Cosmos in this week’s Downlink.
Looking at the myriad possibilities that may exist within the clouds of Venus.
The ISS partnership remains stable...for now.
The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.
The SLS rests on a secure foundation of political support, a consequence of the U.S. framework of representative democracy and discretionary funding.
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.
China’s Zhurong Mars rover snaps a selfie and gets a bird’s-eye-view pic from above, and asteroid hunters of all kinds look out for dangerous rocks.
Remembering a space pioneer and seeing a rover from a whole new perspective.
A mob at the U.S. Capitol Building. A presidential transition. NASA's final FY 2021 budget. A failed SLS test.
NASA's final 2020 budget rejected every major cut proposed by the Trump Administration, increased funding for popular congressional projects such as the Space Launch System, and underfunded several key administration proposals, including a human-qualified lunar lander and low-Earth orbit commercialization projects.
The end of the Space Shuttle, the rise of public-private partnerships, and the return to the Moon. As the 2010s come to a close, what were the most impactful events that shaped U.S. space policy?
On March 27, 2019, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a hearing titled, “NASA’s FY 2020 Budget Request.”
Can NASA really return astronauts to the Moon by 2024?