Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

— Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law

NASA - Breaking News

Syndicate content
A RSS news feed containing the latest NASA news articles and press releases.
Updated: 6 hours 40 min ago

NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch from Virginia

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 2:05pm
Media accreditation now is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 10th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft.
Categories: NASA

NASA to Host Briefings, Events for ICON Launch to Study Space Weather

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:32pm
NASA will host a series of media briefings leading up to the Friday, Oct. 26, launch of its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission to study the dynamic zone high in the atmosphere where terrestrial weather from below meets space weather above.
Categories: NASA

New NASA Podcast Shares ‘Invisible’ Stories of Spaceflight

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 2:30pm
Today, 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.
Categories: NASA

NASA Television to Air Live Interviews with Astronaut Nick Hague

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 6:05pm
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has returned home to Houston this weekend after his launch to the International Space Station was aborted, will be interviewed by media about his experience at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Categories: NASA

NASA Administrator Statement on Deputy Administrator Confirmation

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 1:03pm
Statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the Senate confirmation of James Morhard as the agency’s deputy administrator
Categories: NASA

Missouri, Colorado Students to Speak with Astronaut on Space Station

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:49am
Elementary school students from Missouri and Colorado will talk live with an astronaut on the International Space Station next week.
Categories: NASA

NASA to Air International Space Station Update Briefing Today

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:23am
NASA will hold a news conference at noon EDT today, to provide a status update on the International Space Station following this morning’s Soyuz spacecraft abort during launch that ended with the safe landing of two Expedition 57 crew members.
Categories: NASA

NASA Statement on Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:27am
The following is a statement about Thursday’s Soyuz MS-10 launch abort to the International Space Station:
Categories: NASA

NASA to Televise Two Spacewalks, Preview Briefing

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 3:29pm
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.
Categories: NASA

NASA Television to Air Launch of NASA Astronaut on First Space Mission

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 1:04pm
Astronaut Nick Hague, who joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 2013, is preparing to launch Thursday, Oct. 11, on his first space mission – a six-month stay on the International Space Station. The launch and arrival at the space station will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Categories: NASA

NASA Evaluates Commercial Small-Sat Earth Data for Science

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:26pm
NASA has launched a pilot program to evaluate how Earth science data from commercial small-satellite constellations could supplement observations from the agency’s fleet of orbiting Earth science missions. On Sept. 28, the agency awarded sole-source contracts to acquire test data sets from three private sector organizations.
Categories: NASA

NASA, UAE Space Agency Sign Historic Implementing Arrangement for Cooperation in Human Spaceflight

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:55am
NASA and the UAE Space Agency (UAESA) yesterday signed an Implementing Arrangement (IA) that outlines cooperation across a range of areas related to space exploration and human spaceflight.
Categories: NASA

Space Station Crew Returns to Earth, Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:28am
Three members of the Expedition 56 crew returned safely to Earth Thursday from the International Space Station, where they spent months providing hands-on support for scientific research in low-Earth orbit, working to keep the orbiting laboratory fully operational, and performing three spacewalks.
Categories: NASA

NASA Administrator Highlights ‘Moon to Mars’ Events Across Agency Oct. 24

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 1:37pm
NASA invites media to visit one of the agency’s many locations across the United States on Wednesday, Oct. 24, to learn more about how NASA is preparing to return astronauts to the Moon, then on the Mars.
Categories: NASA

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:53am
Using NASA’s Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have uncovered tantalizing evidence of what could be the first discovery of a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system.
Categories: NASA

NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Agreement for Commercial Lunar Cooperation

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:13am
NASA has signed an agreement with the Israel Space Agency (ISA) to cooperatively utilize the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL’s commercial lunar mission, expected to land on the Moon in 2019.
Categories: NASA

Statement on International Space Station Leak Investigation

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:22am
Below is NASA’s statement about the International Space Station Leak Investigation: On Aug. 29, 2018 a small hole was discovered on the International Space Station. This resulted in a pressure leak. The hole has been identified and fixed by space station crew.
Categories: NASA

NASA Awards Contracts for Exploration Mission-2 Support

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 6:04pm
NASA has awarded a new contract for Ground Support Equipment Fabrication to four awardees that will support the agency’s Exploration Mission-2 activities.
Categories: NASA

NASA, NOAA Convene GOES 17 Mishap Investigation Board

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:04am
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have appointed a board to investigate an instrument anomaly aboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 17 weather satellite currently in orbit.
Categories: NASA

NASA to Air Administrator’s Message Marking Agency 60th Anniversary

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 1:27pm
NASA will air a recorded message from Administrator Jim Bridenstine at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 1 to commemorate the agency’s founding 60 years ago. The message will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Categories: NASA