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22 March 2014, 08:06 AM ET
Space tourism and space-based real estate are ushering in a new era of human spaceflight, but their success of private spaceflight will depend on ensuring safety and reducing the cost, experts say.
21 March 2014, 05:34 PM ET
The agency announced today (March 21) that it's seeking proposals for advanced technology-development studies that could bring the asteroid-redirect mission closer to reality and help keep the effort's costs down.
21 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
The proposed sunflower-shaped structure could launch together with a telescope. It's intended to help in the search for Earth-like planets by blocking starlight that obstructs views of nearby stars.
21 March 2014, 11:25 AM ET
This NASA SR-71 completes its first flight at Dryden Flight Research Center.
21 March 2014, 10:11 AM ET
A new telescope tool for peering into the cosmos and creating three-dimensional views of the universe has passed its first major test at a European observatory in Chile's high desert.
20 March 2014, 04:27 PM ET
The Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) will use lightweight membrane optics instead of large-diameter glass mirrors. This design can reduce building and launch costs, putting more eyes in the sky.
20 March 2014, 10:14 AM ET
In what is possibly the first break in the case of the mysterious March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, satellite images from DigitalGlobe now show possible plane debris in the Southern Indian Ocean.
20 March 2014, 06:28 AM ET
Using a donated spy-satellite telescope would boost the science capabilities of NASA's high-priority WFIRST space mission, but such gains could come at a significant financial cost, a new report concludes.
19 March 2014, 11:58 AM ET
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques explains how the Station's Canadarm2 captures spacecraft using a Canadian Space Agency simulator. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen hosts.
19 March 2014, 10:51 AM ET
NASA astronaut G. Reid Wiseman is excited about the long term implications of 3D printers in space. Wiseman and the 'Made In Space' printer are scheduled to meet on ISS in Aug. 2014. He spoke at a NASA event on Mar. 19th, 2014.
19 March 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Astronauts build the ASEM structure during the fourth EVA of the STS-49 mission.
18 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been missing for more than a week, and new satellite evidence suggests that it flew far off course for many hours after cutting off communication with the ground.
17 March 2014, 05:10 PM ET
To make the find, astronomers developed a big new array of superconducting detectors for a telescope at the South Pole, which spotted characteristic patterns in ancient light left over from the Big Bang.
17 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The ground communication terminal for the Brazil/United States communication link via the Relay satellite which was launched late in 1962.
17 March 2014, 06:45 AM ET
Our species tends to focus on defusing dangers deemed immediate and extreme. But protecting the planet from asteroids will require constant vigilance over the long haul, experts say, since the threat of a major cosmic impact will never go away.
16 March 2014, 12:10 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
15 March 2014, 11:37 PM ET
From a blindingly-bright fireball blazing across an aurora-filled sky to amazing views of our planet tweeted by astronauts, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 16, 2014.
14 March 2014, 02:40 PM ET
The National Geographic Channel TV show "Live from Space" isn't set to air until tonight (March 14), but you can start gearing up for the historic broadcast right now. The "Live from Space" website now features a live International Space Station tracker.
14 March 2014, 10:20 AM ET
Seymour Schwartz prepares substances to be analyzed for evaporation properties.
14 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Engineers at MIT suggest setting up orbital propellant depots to fuel future missions to the moon. Such en-route stations would mean spacecraft could launch with less fuel on board and hence carry heavier loads like larger scientific experiments.
13 March 2014, 01:01 PM ET
This week is your last chance to enter a competition for $25,000 to develop your own space exploration game. Games for Change, an organization that aims to make a social mark through digital games, is hosting a contest asking people to share their ideas.
13 March 2014, 10:01 AM ET
It takes work to send video from space. "Live from Space," a National Geographic Channel TV show airing Friday (March 14), will feature live video of International Space Station astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata.
13 March 2014, 07:38 AM ET
NASA's successful, on-the-ground test proves new technologies to service one-shot satellites can be effective.
12 March 2014, 11:33 PM ET
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be a six-fold increase in the number of flights there are today. This is going to be an environmental problem, and it will need radical change in aircraft design to deal with it.
12 March 2014, 12:01 PM ET
The slow process of capturing science data is about to go into serious overdrive with a NASA laser communication experiment set to launch to the International Space Station.
12 March 2014, 10:56 AM ET
A Soviet test engineer drinks from a water dispenser in the Soyuz spacecraft mock-up.
11 March 2014, 05:24 PM ET
NASA and asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources have teamed up to launch a contest series called "Asteroid Data Hunter," which asks the public to develop algorithms that can help identify space rocks in Earth's neck of the cosmic woods.
11 March 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Engineers check out the world's first communication satellite known as the Early Bird.
10 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Researchers are developing flat, blanket-size landers that could be delivered en masse to worlds such as Mars or Jupiter's moon Europa. The approach could enable NASA to mount missions to places previously deemed too risky to explore, researchers say.
08 March 2014, 04:16 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
From a disintegrating asteroid to space junk cleanup, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 8, 2014.
08 March 2014, 09:31 AM ET
See NASA's schedule of events and exhibits at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, in this announcement from the space agency. Let