NASA is the space agency run by the United States to oversee American space exploration, research and technology. NASA, or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was founded in 1958 as a civilian agency for U.S. space exploration. Prior to 1958, the agency's progenitor was known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. NASA develops, builds and launches missions to study the Earth, moon and sun, as well as the entire solar system and beyond. The agency has its headquarters in Washington D.C., with major centers in Florida (the Kennedy Space Center for launches) and Houston (the Johnson Space Center, home of the astronaut corps). Other centers are spread across the country for scientific research, test flights and spacecraft manufacturing. NASA's current chief is Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who is leading the agency's mission of returning astronauts to the moon and sending them on to Mars. See the latest NASA news.
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo ship is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station around 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT) Friday (April 19). Watch live here!
It's not just for the pros: With a little planning and flexibility, anybody can go watch a rocket blast off. Our in-depth guide goes through each of this year's U.S. launch locations and dates.
Owen Garriott, a Skylab and space shuttle astronaut who was the first to use amateur radio from orbit, has died at the age of 88
A recent epic SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch — only the second trip to space for this rocket line — brings a set of NASA technologies one step closer to getting its own ride into orbit.
The Queen of Xahea from the 'Short Trek" episode 'Runaway' makes an appearance in 'Such Sweet Sorrow.'
A year on the space station has an undeniable impact across the human body, but many of the body's systems recover after a return to Earth.
SpaceX has withdrawn its protest of a launch contract NASA awarded to United Launch Alliance earlier this year for a planetary science mission.
Vice President Mike Pence won’t be delivering a keynote address at this year's Space Symposium, but the speech he gave two weeks ago is sure to reverberate across the event.
Shuttle astronauts Jim Buchli and Janet Kavendi are the latest inductees to the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
A day after Boeing confirmed delays in test flights of its commercial crew vehicle, NASA said that the company's crewed test flight will get an extended stay at the station when it does fly.
The ghostly 'quasiparticles' have barely any material existence, but physicists are still managing to manipulate them into uncanny shapes.
NASA's record-breaking solar mission silently completed another close pass of the sun yesterday (April 4).
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said April 1 that he hopes to develop an initial plan within the next couple of weeks for getting astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2024.