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 and the Israel Space Agency have signed an agreement to use the AstroRad radiation protection vest on NASA's Exploration Mission-1 flight.
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum celebrated Kids Week 2018 with a panel of NASA engineers and one record-breaking astronaut to inspire children about the future of Mars exploration.
The walkway that astronauts will cross when boarding NASA's next spacecraft bound for the moon has now been raised into place.
NASA's fiscal year 2019 proposal will likely set up another showdown between NASA and Congress regarding the Europa Clipper mission, debating not only when to launch the spacecraft but also how.
The race to Mars is on, it seems, and Boeing's CEO believes the megarocket his company is helping build for NASA will deliver astronauts to the Red Planet before billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX.
Safety standards and other norms need to be in place to fuel investments and research in space applications.
NASA has moved up a test of the Orion human spacecraft's launch-escape system (LES) and is working on safety measures for the vehicles first crewed flights.
It's been 45 years since a crewed spacecraft journeyed toward the moon with a "trans-lunar injection," but NASA plans to make that happen again in just a few years.
NASA is getting ready to send humans back to the moon again, through an uncrewed test of its Orion spacecraft in deep space. Here are the key steps of Exploration Mission 1.