03 June 2014, 09:50 AM ET
From Pres. Kennedy’s moon mission choice to how the Shuttle was run, historian Asif Siddiqi reviews political decisions as a background to today’s impediments to spaceflight.
02 June 2014, 12:31 PM ET
The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft designed for extended flights, completed its first flight-test on June 2, 2014. The ultimate goal is to fly the plane around the world in 2015.
02 June 2014, 10:58 AM ET
Although the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, a survey found that they illicit different reactions in Americans.
30 May 2014, 02:58 PM ET
NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) has the same 2.4m diameter aperture as Hubble but will use 18 fourth-generation images sensors (Hubble has a single ‘first-gen’ sensor).
30 May 2014, 11:15 AM ET
A lopsided square of 4 stars called the 'Keystone', found in he Hercules Constellation, points the way to the Hercules Cluster (M31). Draco (the Dragon) and Boötes (the Herdsman) also highlight June's skywatching.
30 May 2014, 11:04 AM ET
Your best views of Jupiter will come in early June. Venus will be just over the horizon right before sunrise.
30 May 2014, 10:44 AM ET
For the first time, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) probe captured a coronal mass ejection (May 9th, 2014). The field of view measures 5 Earth-diameters wide by 7.5 tall.
30 May 2014, 08:30 AM ET
Unveiling his company's new Dragon V2 SpaceX founder Elon Musk claims his space taxi may achieve human access to space for under $10 million per seat.The company has been launching unmanned Dragon Version 1 capsules to the space station since 2012.
29 May 2014, 03:38 PM ET
NASA's Morpheus lander ascended to more than 800 feet, flew forward and downward ~1300 feet and landed on May 28th, 2014. It also performed a 78-foot divert to simulate a hazard avoidance maneuver.
29 May 2014, 02:12 PM ET
NASA's Cloudsat mission flew over the storm on May 25th, 2014. It saw heavy to moderate precipitation below the freezing level.
29 May 2014, 09:47 AM ET
The private space company tested the Dragon spacecraft's launch escape system thruster, that will also enable pinpoint propulsive landing on Earth or another planet.
28 May 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Expedition 40's Reid Wiseman of NASA, Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency launched to the International Space Station on May 28th, 2014.
28 May 2014, 12:51 PM ET
Our Milky Way galaxy is a 'magnetic dynamo’ generating a generally spiral-shaped field. ESA's Planck spacecraft’s edge on view makes the whorls of magnetic field lines appear a bit like a fingerprint.
27 May 2014, 03:36 PM ET
The official trailer for the movie, hitting theaters in June 2014, kicks off with an interrogation of man, who has heard the mysterious 'Signal'.
27 May 2014, 10:15 AM ET
To compensate for microgravity aboard the Space Station, printer maker "Made In Space" must alter mechanical configuration liquid handling. The company has taken its prototype on Zero-g flights for testing.
24 May 2014, 08:07 AM ET
NASA camera at Allegheny Observatory near Pittsburgh, PA recorded the meteor burn up. Its ending altitude was 48 miles. Its brightness registered at a magnitude-3 (Jupiter brightness).
24 May 2014, 07:02 AM ET
Slooh.com captured and time-lapsed the Camelopardalids Meteor Shower producing comet. Their broadcast from the Canary Islands supplied the footage.
23 May 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Thomas O'Brien (www.tmophoto.com) compiled his Perseid, Geminid and Leonid meteor shower collections into 2+ minutes of wonder. His blog post outlines 10 tips for photographing meteor shower.
23 May 2014, 01:12 PM ET
In 2011 and 2012, the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center's Peter Jenniskens filmed meteors that flew in a similar orbit as Comet 209P/LINEAR.
23 May 2014, 12:34 PM ET
Astronomer Carl Hergenrother first photographed Comet 209P/LINEAR in September 2013 and again in May 2014 (seen in video). The possible meteor shower may hold clues to how active the comet was in the past.
22 May 2014, 03:35 PM ET
The U.S. Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency conducted a test of Aegis Ashore Weapon System with the launch of the SM-3 Block IB guided missile from Kauai, Hawaii.
22 May 2014, 11:18 AM ET
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) 'corona-cam' captured close-ups of plasma falling and exploding away from the surface.
21 May 2014, 05:59 PM ET
The possible new meteor shower in May has a bit of a tongue-twisting name. Here are some possibilities that NASA has heard.
21 May 2014, 09:00 AM ET
The director, on the set of the upcoming sequel in Abu Dhabi, makes the announcement as part of UNICEF initiative called "Force For Change". Find out more at www.omaze.com/starwars.
21 May 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Star cluster NGC 3590 resides in the largest single segment of the Milky Way's spiral arms that can be seen from our position in the galaxy. Exploring this cluster reveals properties of our galaxies spiral disc.
19 May 2014, 08:07 PM ET
The chemical signature of a Sun-like star changes when it consumes rocky material. Trey Mack, a graduate student in astronomy at Vanderbilt University has developed a system to sleuth such stellar gobblers.
19 May 2014, 03:55 PM ET
The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer successfully completed its first flight on March 22nd, 2014. The truck and its eight propellors can perform autonomous casualty evacuation and cargo resupply missions.
19 May 2014, 02:09 PM ET
The below sea-level canyons beneath the ocean-feeding glacier cut further inland than previously estimates. Accelerated ice loss of the glacier was thought to be limited, but this finding calls into question its duration.
19 May 2014, 10:46 AM ET
In the winter of 1997-1998, severe weather events were recorded across the continental U.S.. For month leading in the winter, warm (El Niño) conditions persisted in the Pacific Ocean. NASA's Jason-2 satellite is monitoring in 2014.
19 May 2014, 09:14 AM ET
The jetpack was demoed at the Smithsonian Magazine hosted event on Saturday May 17th, 2014 in Washington D.C..
16 May 2014, 01:33 PM ET
Matthew McConaughey's character is tapped to search for humanity's next home in the first full-length trailer for the new Christopher Nolan movie.
16 May 2014, 12:36 PM ET
The ESA Venus Express will dive to an orbit of 80 miles above Venus with the atmosphere-skimming maneuver. Mission controllers hope to maintain the orbit from June 18th - July 11th, 2014.