Latest News About NASA's Space Launch System
NASA has picked the design for its next big rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). This heavy-lift booster will carry humans farther than they've ever been, to an asteroid, Mars and beyond.
A close conjunction of the moon and Jupiter is sure to dazzle stargazers this week.
A new NASA challenge tasks students with protecting astronauts and hardware from deep-space radiation.
The first Orion capsule could launch in 2014.
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion in this amazing desktop wallpaper.
Night sky photographers Bob and Janice Fera snapped this spectacular view Running Man Nebula.
No asteroid target has yet been selected, making planning difficult.
Stargazers will be able to see a clear view of the Orion and Canis Major Constellations this month, and the many bright stars they contain.
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile, while examining the star-forming region in Orion, detected a dark zone where an active star has excavated a cavity in surrounding gas and dust.
The delicate nebula NGC 1788, located in a dark and often neglected corner of the Orion constellation, is revealed in this space wallpaper.
Under President Barack Obama, NASA is following a bold mission to send astronauts to an asteroid, and then to Mars.
See amazing photos of NASA's new Orion space capsule for deep-space missions to an asteroid, the moon or even Mars.
The robotic "hedgehogs" could ride the Phobos Surveyor spacecraft to Mars in a few decades.
European space officials are seeking ideas to help develop a mission to knock an asteroid off its course.
See images of how the new 2017 Orion Capsule deep space test will work.
Europe will build the service module for NASA's upcoming Orion space capsule.
Details of the Orion four-person capsule that could carry crews to the Moon or an asteroid, beginning in 2021.
Astronomers think they know why a dense gas cloud near the Milky Way's center is producing so few stars.
The record-setting Mars500 mission locked six men in a mock spaceship for 520 days.