Outside the International Space Station, the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer ejects three small cubesats into low Earth orbit for the BIRDS-3 mission.
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.
NASA's last flight-configured example of the rocket that launched the first Apollo astronauts into space is back on public view, having undergone an almost year-long, extensive restoration.
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies the radio signals we rely on.
A new clip from the forthcoming PBS series "Chasing the Moon" shows the Nazi past of Wernher von Braun, one of NASA's top rocket engineers from the early days of American spaceflight.
NASA's SET mission will test the effects of radiation on satellites to learn how to better protect them in space.
It was always going to be expensive, but NASA's first cost estimate for the agency's push to land humans on the moon by 2024, is finally here — and it's surprisingly cheap.
Father's Day is right around the corner, and there's still time to get your dad something out of this world! Here are Space.com's picks for the best last-minute Father's Day gifts.
As auditorium lights were dimming for an event called "Eyes in the Skies," a girl and her mother made their way to a pair of front-row seats.
Three letters written by Einstein are up for auction, and they offer an intriguing view of his thoughts on quantum physics.
Two far-off NASA concepts could quickly survey lunar craters for astronauts and help identify mining resources on nearby asteroids.
The street outside NASA headquarters in Washington was renamed "Hidden Figures Way" today (June 12) in honor of the women who worked as "human computers" at the agency in the 1960s.
SpaceX will use a Falcon 9 rocket to launch three new Earth-observing satellites for the Canadian Space Agency on Wednesday (June 12) at 10:17 a.m. EDT (1417 GMT). Watch it live here!
Here at Space.com, we're gearing up for the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing in July.
As NASA is scrambling to land astronauts on the moon by 2024, the agency chief reminded employees today (June 10) that Mars — not the moon — is the agency's ultimate destination.
Unifying all the forces and particles would require a particle accelerator far more powerful than humans have ever built.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe is on its way to another close encounter with the sun, where investigators hope the spacecraft will solve a long-standing solar mystery.