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16 April 2010, 07:39 PM ET
President Barack Obama set a lofty next goal this week for Americans in space: Visiting an asteroid by 2025 - a daunting mission that may carry the fate of the planet along with it.
15 April 2010, 05:42 PM ET
President Barack Obama’s space policy speech today is greeted with caution and optimism.
15 April 2010, 03:20 PM ET
President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping new space vision for NASA and the United States Thursday, one which that aims to send astronauts to a nearby asteroid and ultimately on to Mars.
15 April 2010, 02:53 AM ET
President Barack Obama will visit NASA's Florida spaceport today to hold a much-anticipated summit on his vision for the future of America's space exploration program.
15 April 2010, 02:19 AM ET
This fact sheet reveals some of the big points of President Barack Obama's new space plan unveiled on April 15, 2010.
14 April 2010, 04:19 PM ET
Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Gene Cernan took exception with Obama's plan to cancel NASA's return-to-the-moon program, dubbed Project Constellation.
13 April 2010, 10:53 PM ET
U.S President Barack Obama will announce plans to continue development of a stripped-down version of the Orion vehicle as a lifeboat on the International Space Station.
11 April 2010, 02:16 PM ET
The new roles assigned to NASA's field centers favor facilities in states likely to lose thousands of jobs.
09 April 2010, 07:58 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden unveiled new work orders for space centers across the country Thursday, assuring that new jobs and missions will come.
01 April 2010, 06:51 PM ET
Hot, young stars take center stage a new image of the Orion nebula from the Spitzer Space Telescope.
24 March 2010, 01:42 PM ET
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden again faced House representatives' questions about the agency's budget.
19 March 2010, 04:07 PM ET
More than a dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives have asked congressional investigators to scrutinize NASA's plans to shut down its Constellation program and determine whether or not the U.S. space agency is breaking the law.
15 March 2010, 04:55 PM ET
New photos of the Mars' moon Phobos reveal the Martian satellite as a strange, potato-shaped moon, and show potential landing zones being considered for a future robotic probe.
26 February 2010, 08:42 AM ET
The thunderous roar from a space shuttle solid rocket booster reverberating and rebounding off the mountains of northern Utah was heard for the final time Thursday in one last blast of a test.
25 February 2010, 07:09 PM ET
Congress is urging caution for NASA's new space exploration plan, but criticized its lack of a defined vision and dependence on commercial ventures to fly astronauts in space.
24 February 2010, 07:01 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden told senators Wednesday that sending astronauts to Mars is still the agency's ultimate goal despite current challenges.
16 February 2010, 10:23 AM ET
The Coalition for Space Exploration thinks it is a big mistake to cut the Constellation program. Former astronaut Fred Gregory tells Miles why he thinks it is a big mistake too.
16 February 2010, 10:19 AM ET
As the end of the space shuttle program gets closer and the canceling of the Constellation program, John Karas of Lockheed Martin talks about how surprising it was that the Orion capsule did not survive the cut.
06 February 2010, 03:24 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden said Saturday that he takes full responsibility for the shock and surprise from employees and lawmakers after hearing of the agency's new direction.
05 February 2010, 05:00 PM ET
With the launch of space shuttle Endeavour just two days away, NASA workers are staying focused despite being in shock from the cancellation of the agency’s moon program earlier this week.
03 February 2010, 06:06 PM ET
Space industry executives hail new government funding for commercial spaceflight and counter critics who question its safety.
02 February 2010, 06:40 PM ET
NASA and White House officials expect to spend months drawing up the specifics for their new space exploration plan, the space agency's chief said Tuesday.
02 February 2010, 02:21 PM ET
NASA has unveiled the winners of $50 million in awards to support the commercial spaceflight a day after announcing it was canceling its current moon plan.
01 February 2010, 06:00 PM ET
President Obama's new proposal for NASA's future calls for abandoning the status quo and investing instead in innovative new projects. Here are some of the most far-out ideas that could come to pass under the new NASA plan.
01 February 2010, 03:29 PM ET
U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed 2011 NASA budget scraps the agency's moon mission effort to make way for a 21st century space program.
28 January 2010, 02:05 PM ET
Winter is here as Orion rises in the east in the early evening.
28 January 2010, 02:03 PM ET
A government watchdog report released Friday added to skepticism that NASA's Constellation program can develop its first post-shuttle rocket on time or on budget.
28 January 2010, 07:10 AM ET
President Barack Obama will ask Congress to abandon NASA's current plans to return U.S. astronauts to the moon, but extend the space station through 2020
27 January 2010, 03:08 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden will unveil the space agency's spending priorities in 2011 on Feb. 1, a request expected to realign the future of U.S. human spaceflight.
25 January 2010, 02:51 PM ET
NASA won't get the $1 billion budget boost civil space advocates had hoped to see when President Barack Obama sends his 2011 spending proposal to Congress Feb. 1, sources say.
19 January 2010, 12:42 PM ET
NASA safety advisory panel is warning the space agency against abandoning its Ares I rocket as President Obama mulls the future of U.S. spaceflight.
12 January 2010, 03:01 PM ET
A new snapshot of the giant star Betelgeuse has revealed two enormous bright spots - the first direct evidence of sun-like heat transportation on another star.
29 December 2009, 11:38 PM ET
The Top 9 Spaceflight Stories in 2009. 5 shuttle missions, a space program in transition and space tourism strides are just some of the top spaceflight stories of the year.
17 December 2009, 04:00 PM ET
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) performed a successful ground test Dec. 14 of a full-scale attitude control motor for the launch abort system of NASA’s planned Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle
11 December 2009, 06:00 PM ET
House and Senate negotiators reached agreement this week on a 2010 omnibus spending bill that includes provision to protect NASA's moon program.
11 December 2009, 04:51 PM ET
The first images from VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) rival the most striking photos of the cosmos taken from any observatory.