10 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA is expected to receive $100 million for an ambitious asteroid-retrieval mission.
10 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The mission is challenging but achievable, experts say.
05 April 2013, 05:16 PM ET
The money should jump-start an ambitious program to send astronauts to a space rock in 2021.
02 April 2013, 07:30 AM ET
The Skylab II outpost would be a modified hydrogen tank from NASA's Space Launch System rocket.
31 March 2013, 07:29 AM ET
NASA new Space Launch System is a huge rocket for manned deep space flights.
13 March 2013, 11:02 AM ET
A close conjunction of the moon and Jupiter is sure to dazzle stargazers this week.
11 March 2013, 01:42 PM ET
A new NASA challenge tasks students with protecting astronauts and hardware from deep-space radiation.
12 February 2013, 11:46 AM ET
The first Orion capsule could launch in 2014.
05 February 2013, 02:54 PM ET
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.
05 February 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Night sky photographers Bob and Janice Fera snapped this spectacular view Running Man Nebula.
05 February 2013, 07:00 AM ET
No asteroid target has yet been selected, making planning difficult.
01 February 2013, 11:37 AM ET
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.
22 January 2013, 06:45 PM ET
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.
22 January 2013, 12:30 AM ET
The delicate nebula NGC 1788, located in a dark and often neglected corner of the Orion constellation, is revealed in this space wallpaper.
21 January 2013, 11:31 AM ET
Under President Barack Obama, NASA is following a bold mission to send astronauts to an asteroid, and then to Mars.
20 January 2013, 03:19 PM ET
See amazing photos of NASA's new Orion space capsule for deep-space missions to an asteroid, the moon or even Mars.
19 January 2013, 10:35 AM ET
The robotic "hedgehogs" could ride the Phobos Surveyor spacecraft to Mars in a few decades.
17 January 2013, 10:20 AM ET
European space officials are seeking ideas to help develop a mission to knock an asteroid off its course.
16 January 2013, 04:12 PM ET
See images of how the new 2017 Orion Capsule deep space test will work.
16 January 2013, 02:39 PM ET
Europe will build the service module for NASA's upcoming Orion space capsule.
16 January 2013, 01:12 PM ET
Details of the Orion four-person capsule that could carry crews to the Moon or an asteroid, beginning in 2021.
13 January 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Astronomers think they know why a dense gas cloud near the Milky Way's center is producing so few stars.
08 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The record-setting Mars500 mission locked six men in a mock spaceship for 520 days.
02 January 2013, 01:02 PM ET
Earth has been sending probes to Mars for decades, but some missions stand above the rest.
27 December 2012, 05:06 PM ET
The latest self-portrait of Curiosity on Mars is an eye-popping Martian sight.
21 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
What to look for in the night sky this holiday season.
07 December 2012, 01:31 PM ET
The constellation and the planet meet in the night sky.
30 November 2012, 03:00 PM ET
The Grand Canyon in Arizona stands in for Mars for NASA's 2012 Lunar and Planetary Science Academy intern trek.
29 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The European Space Agency will provide the service module for NASA's Orion capsule.
07 November 2012, 02:21 PM ET
The space agency has likely been holding off until the presidential election was decided.
07 November 2012, 01:27 AM ET
The space agency will likely continue working to get astronauts to an asteroid by 2025.
06 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Budget issues will probably be a much bigger driver for the space agency, experts say.
30 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Voyages to Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn are possible with NASA's SLS rocket in development.
29 October 2012, 08:30 AM ET
The Canadian Space Agency may fly its own rover on NASA's Space Launch System when the rocket starts flying in the coming decade.
26 October 2012, 05:22 PM ET
A new space rock-deflecting scheme proposes that a cloud of paintballs shot into space could knock a dangerous asteroid off a collision course with Earth.
26 October 2012, 03:15 PM ET
NASA's Orion capsule is being built now for an unmanned launch in 2014.