Dan Leone is an editor and reporter for the ExchangeMonitor Publications covering the Department of Energy and Department of Defense nuclear weapons programs. From 2011 to 2016, Dan was the NASA reporter for the space industry publication SpaceNews, where he covered U.S. space agency policy, news and missions. He also produced the SpaceGeeks podcast showcasing interviews with space industry professionals. Dan earned a bachelor's degree in public communications from American University. You can find his latest project on Twitter at @leone_exm.
NASA says the orbiter it aims to launch in the 2020s could carry the mechanisms needed to collect and store surface samples for a return trip to Earth.
The head of NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid sample-return probe plans to crowdfund an outreach budget for the mission on Kickstarter by selling a card game."
NASA began an early feasibility study for missions to the distant, mostly-ignored ice-giants Uranus and Neptune, a senior agency official said here Aug. 24.
NASA ordered two more cargo deliveries to the International Space Station from Orbital ATK under a 2008 Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, a company spokeswoman said Aug. 12.
NASA has selected three finalists for its next Small Explorer astrophysics mission and two finalists for the even smaller Explorer Missions of Opportunity Line, the U.S. space agency said July 30,
Two tiny cubesats, the first NASA plans to send to another planet, will keep watch on the agency’s InSight mission as it descends to the Martian surface.
Twitter user Kevin Eicrhelberger scored what will probably go down as the find of his beach-combing career: the briny wreckage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
An inflatable drone could cruise the sulfurous skies of Venus next decade if Northrop Gruman can sell NASA on the mission.
Sparks flew on Capitol Hill where a NASA authorization bill that recommends deep cuts for Earth science made it out of a sharply divided committee on a party line vote.
Researchers are ready to send NASA a last-ditch proposal to save the 11-year-old spacecraft.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory — which is run by California Institute of Technology employees, not federal civil servants — has temporarily dodged the government-shutdown bullet.
Asteroid-mining hopeful Planetary Resources raised more than $1.5 million in 33 days to launch a small space telescope into low Earth orbit in 2015.