NASA Administrator and Senior Leaders to Outline NASA's "Path to Mars" - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will outline NASA's human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit 2014 at 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 22. The conference, sponsored by Explore Mars, will be held April 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lisner and Betts Auditoriums at George Washington University in Washington and will be carried live on NASA TV.

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone' - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

NASA Sets Preview Briefing, TV Schedule for Space Station Spacewalk - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk in the coming week to replace a failed backup computer relay system on the space station's truss. The activity, designated U.S. EVA 26, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and previewed in a briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday, April 18.

NASA Names Six New Members to Advisory Council - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing the agency as it unfolds a new era of exploration.

SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible.

NASA Administrator to Tour Space Lab, Speak at University of Colorado-Boulder - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will tour the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and speak with students and faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder on Friday, Apr. 18.

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39A, the site from which numerous Apollo and space shuttle missions began, is beginning a new mission as a commercial launch site.

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 17, to announce a new discovery made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.

NASA Holds Space Tech Mission Directorate Media Teleconference Wednesday - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT Wednesday, April 16, to discuss the status of ongoing projects and the road ahead for the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate.