NASA to Host Teleconference and Twitter Chat to Discuss Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday April 3, to explain and answer questions about the shortest lunar eclipse of the century.

Our Solar System and Beyond: NASA’s Search for Water and Habitable Planets - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Television will air an event from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 7, featuring leading science and engineering experts discussing the recent discoveries of water and organics in our solar system, the role our sun plays in water-loss in neighboring planets, and our search for habitable worlds among the stars.

Curiosity Sniffs Out History of Martian Atmosphere - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's Curiosity rover is using a new experiment to better understand the history of the Martian atmosphere by analyzing xenon.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Critical Milestone - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone in its path towards launch and is officially authorized to transition into its next phase.

NASA Announces New Partnerships with U.S. Industry for Key Deep-Space Capabilities - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Building on the success of NASA’s partnerships with commercial industry to date, NASA has selected 12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) to advance concept studies and technology development projects in the areas of advanced propulsion, habitation and small satellites.

NASA Administrator, President’s Science Advisor to Speak with Astronaut on Yearlong Space Station Mission - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be joined by John Holdren, science advisor to President Obama and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and former astronaut Mark Kelly for the first public conversation with astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station on Monday, March 30.

Year in Space Starts for One American and One Russian - Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday (1:42 a.m., March 28 in Baikonur).

NASA’s Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter - Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought. Researchers say this finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.

NASA Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Data Available to Public - Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft now are available online to the public. The data was collected following the restart of the asteroid-seeking spacecraft in December 2013 after a lengthy hibernation.

NASA Announces Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative - Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has increased the detection of near-Earth Asteroids by 65 percent since launching its asteroid initiative three years ago.