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07 September 2013, 12:04 AM ET
NASA's LADEE mission launched from Wallops Flight Facility on September 6th, 2013. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission will study the Moon's atmosphere.
06 September 2013, 02:23 PM ET
A camera was strapped to the rear of the Virgin Galactic vehicle to capture footage of the rocket engines and feather system at work. The vehicles 2nd powered flight occurred on September 5th, 2013.
06 September 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Watch billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk pull a Tony Stark as he reveals the future of rocket design, an interactive ‘Iron Man’-like computer interface that uses gestures.
05 September 2013, 08:37 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory had its sights set on the Sun when Phobos passed directly in front of it.
05 September 2013, 04:05 PM ET
The Virgin Galactic vehicle climbed to an altitude of 65,000 feet and successfully tested its feather system on September 5th, 2013.
05 September 2013, 03:39 PM ET
In the latest preview to the upcoming movie starring Sandra Bullock and Georgo Clooney, the film's International Space Station, Soyuz vehicle, Space Shuttle and Hubble Space Telescope are either damaged or destroyed.
05 September 2013, 10:46 AM ET
The world’s first talking robot in space, speaks his first words aboard the ISS. It's Designed to help scientists study robot-human interaction. Translation: 'On August 21, 2013, a robot took one small step toward a brighter future for all.'
04 September 2013, 01:32 PM ET
Learn how you can get your questions answered by NASA's climate scientists in this public outreach program.
03 September 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Skywatchers with telescopes of 8"-14" in diameter - NASA is looking to assemble a network of observers to report impacts. Changes in the Moon's atmosphere during the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission (LADEE) will be assessed.
30 August 2013, 03:20 PM ET
NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks about the contributions of former astronaut Guy Bluford, who became the first African American in space in 1983.
30 August 2013, 02:28 PM ET
Saturn, Venus, Mars and Jupiter will all be sharing the September nights' sky with the Moon, and toward the end of the month, comet ISON will line up with Mars.
30 August 2013, 02:04 PM ET
Apollo astronauts repeatedly saw a weird glow four decades ago. Now NASA is launching the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe, which will communicate by laser, to learn what’s going on near the Moon’s surface.
29 August 2013, 05:11 PM ET
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's former director talks about the mission that completed fly-bys of Venus and Mercury in the 1970's.
29 August 2013, 04:01 PM ET
A 460-mile-long stretch of canyon was discovered underneath Greenland's ice sheet by NASA's Operation IceBridge. It runs from the center of the island to the fjord of the Petermann Glacier.
29 August 2013, 02:34 PM ET
Hubble and Chandra Space Telescopes combined data to produce these views of Sagittarius A*. Less than 1% of the hot gas around this black hole will actually 'fall' into it.
29 August 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Trojan asteroids are space rocks that share the orbit of a planet in positions ofd stable gravitational balance called Lagrangian points. This orbit animation of asteroid 2011 QF99 shows its motion from a 'north-pole' view of the galaxy.
29 August 2013, 12:09 PM ET
NASA's All-Sky cameras captured a very bright meteor burning up in the atmosphere at the same time that the Moon was in the camera field of view. Early estimates: meteor weighed ~240lbs and was traveling ~56,000 mph.
28 August 2013, 04:40 PM ET
The Lunar Laser Space Terminal (LLST) will fly aboard NASA's LADEE mission. If all goes well, it will be communicating with the Lunar Laser Ground Terminal (LLGT) in White Sands, NM at a blazing hot 622 megabits per second (mbps).
28 August 2013, 10:35 AM ET
HIP 102152 is estimated to be about 8.2 billion years old (Sun: ~4.6 billion years old). Studying this star could help scientists understand how our Sun will evolve. HIP 102152 is about 250 million light years away from Earth.
27 August 2013, 04:03 PM ET
It has been speculated that silicate particles (a component of glass) in the atmosphere of HD 189733b, located 63 light years away, gives the planet its blue color as well as a possible superheated glass storm.
27 August 2013, 02:06 PM ET
ISS astronauts Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy tested the suit aboard the International Space Station and found that the helmet continues to leak water. The cause is still under investigation.
27 August 2013, 01:01 PM ET
A NASA rocket component passed an engine test firing that produced 20,000 pounds of thrust. Liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen successfully passed through the injector and produced 10X more thrust that previous 3-D printed models.
27 August 2013, 10:12 AM ET
Exoplanet composition, 'buckyballs' and Saturn's widest ring are just a few of the discoveries made by analyzing Spitzer's infrared data. Launched in 2003, the NASA telescope mission will continue, even after exhausting its coolant.
26 August 2013, 03:58 PM ET
Changes in temperature, rainfall and wind speed over the next 77 years increases the likelihood of extreme fire events across large portions of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
26 August 2013, 01:30 PM ET
In this Ford marketing video, technical leader Oleg Gusikhin talks about how the car company is studying Space Station To Earth communications and its application to safer driving.
23 August 2013, 05:11 PM ET
NASA remembers Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on another world, one year after his death on Aug. 25, 2012 with help from Grammy-nominated Eric Brace and his original composition, "Tranquility Base."
22 August 2013, 04:20 PM ET
In this NASA animation, astronauts rendezvous with a small asteroid previously captured by a robotic spacecraft beyond the moon's orbit. Space experts disagree on the validity of this mission design. Many question its purpose and scientific value.
22 August 2013, 01:43 PM ET
At the center of elliptical galaxy M87, a supermassive black hole spews a high-speed jet of hot plasma. This Hubble Space Telescope time-lapse movie captures the movement of the jet over 13 years.
22 August 2013, 10:57 AM ET
Retired NASA astronaut Gordon Fullerton passed away on August 21, 2013 and is remembered for his service piloting test flights of shuttle Enterprise, flying into space on Columbia and commanding a flight of shuttle Challenger.
22 August 2013, 10:19 AM ET
Astronaut Luca Parmitano's second spacewalk on the International Space Station ended early when his spacesuit's helmet began filling with water. In this video Luca explains what it felt like to have water surround his head in zero-g.
21 August 2013, 05:12 PM ET
Lt. Commander and AsCan (Astronaut Candidate) Victor Glover recited the limerick he wrote for his astronaut application at a press conference for NASA's new team of astronauts.
21 August 2013, 04:18 PM ET
Launched in 2008, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has given scientists the ability to explore high-energy processes associated with a number of cosmic phenomena: black holes, solar flares, rapidly spinning neutron stars, & super nova remnants.