Aug 3, 2012
If you want to be surrounded by other earthlings as you watch NASA's Mars rovers land on the red planet, head for Times Square. The rovers, the space agency's biggest hits, will be live on the big screen.
Jul 24, 2012
The passing of astronaut Sally Ride is occasion to mark the gains women have made in math and science since her historic space flight, and reflect on the challenges that remain.
Jul 16, 2012
Yesterday the Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched and is now on its way to the International Space Station. Since retiring their own shuttle program, NASA has been paying Russia millions of dollars to get astronauts into space.
May 22, 2012
The private company SpaceX today launched an unmanned rocket into space this morning, carrying cargo for the international space station.
May 22, 2012
Funding to study our solar system will be cut by 20 percent. That's leaving some space programs in limbo.
Mar 9, 2012
NASA's budget is scrutinized by Congress, igniting debate over the direction of the space agency.
Feb 27, 2012
Mars researchers are meeting with NASA today to figure out if there's a way to pay for future trips to the red planet.
Feb 22, 2012
The agency wants to figure out how it would feed astronauts on any future mission to Mars, so it needs people to try to cook and eat astronaut food for four long months.
Jan 27, 2012
Will the cost of returning to the moon reap benefits in scientific and technological breakthroughs? Past experience offers a mixed verdict.
Jan 18, 2012
The Obama Administration announced yesterday that the U.S. will hold international talks on space junk, that debris left over from human activity in space that poses a risk to satellites, astronauts, and those of here on earth.