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NASA Building Hurricane Forecasting Microsatellites

NASA Building Hurricane Forecasting Microsatellites

The microsatellites called CYGNSS will be able to predict and keep track of Hurricanes....

Aug 22 2015, 5:53am CDT

Mars Curiosity Rover Snaps Amazing New Selfies

Mars Curiosity Rover Snaps Amazing New Selfies

The Mars Rover carried on in its exploratory mission of the Red Planet. It snapped a selfie or two of the Martian landscape wit...

Aug 21 2015, 9:47am CDT

Japanese Cargo Craft Launches to ISS

Japanese Cargo Craft Launches to ISS

NASA is broadcasting the launch of the Japanese rocket to the ISS carrying supplies and ESA sponsored student designed satellit...

Aug 19 2015, 7:47am CDT

NASA Tests RS-25 Super Engine for Mission to Mars

NASA Tests RS-25 Super Engine for Mission to Mars

NASA’s mission to Mars has the Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RS-25 Engine complete. And it is ready for service....

Aug 14 2015, 10:57am CDT

Space Peanut Flyby Video Captured by NASA

Space Peanut Flyby Video Captured by NASA

NASA has used two giant radio telescopes to capture a video clip of a space peanut....

Aug 4 2015, 7:15am CDT

Philae Lander Detects Organic Molecules on Comet 67P

Philae Lander Detects Organic Molecules on Comet 67P

The Philae Lander has detected organic matter on the surface of Comet 67P....

Jul 31 2015, 5:33am CDT

NASA reveals new Pluto Images Today at 2pm ET

NASA reveals new Pluto Images Today at 2pm ET

NASA is on a role. Yesterday they revealed a new earth like planet with Kepler-452b and today new photos of Pluto will be revea...

Jul 24 2015, 10:26am CDT

New Horizons Snaps Pluto Moon Nix showing a Mystery Red Spot

New Horizons Snaps Pluto Moon Nix showing a Mystery Red Spot

NASA's New Horizons sent new photos including shots of Pluto's small moons Nix and Hydra....

Jul 22 2015, 8:05am CDT

New Horizons Survived Pluto Flyby

New Horizons Survived Pluto Flyby

The New Horizons Spacecraft has called home after the historic Pluto Flyby and all is set to see photos of Pluto with unseen de...

Jul 15 2015, 1:30am CDT

NASA Coverage of New Horizons Pluto Flyby Starts at 7:30am ET

NASA Coverage of New Horizons Pluto Flyby Starts at 7:30am ET

The historic space exploration moment is almost here. NASA will broadcast the New Horizons Pluto Flyby starting at 7:30am ET on...

Jul 14 2015, 4:09am CDT

New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Featured in Google Doodle

New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Featured in Google Doodle

In 6 hours the New Horizons Spacecraft will zip by Pluto delivering close up images from the planet....

Jul 14 2015, 12:24am CDT

Eutelsat Internet Satellite Brings Broadband to Rural Areas

Eutelsat Internet Satellite Brings Broadband to Rural Areas

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk made waves earlier this month again for his plans to launch satellites beaming down internet...

Jul 13 2015, 3:47am CDT

New Pluto Images of New Horizons Show Mountains

New Pluto Images of New Horizons Show Mountains

NASA's New Horizons is days away from the closest flyby point in its mission. New images reveal unseen details of Pluto�...

Jul 11 2015, 1:48pm CDT

Pluto is in Love Showing a Giant Heart

Pluto is in Love Showing a Giant Heart

Pluto is talking to us in sign language. We already saw the whale and the donut and now a giant heart....

Jul 9 2015, 8:51am CDT

NASA Probe Sets Out for Pluto

NASA Probe Sets Out for Pluto

The probe will be the first of its kind to visit the smallest planet....

Jul 8 2015, 12:27pm CDT

What are the Whale and the Donut on Pluto?

What are the Whale and the Donut on Pluto?

NASA released a new map of Pluto showing the dark spots named Whale and Donut....

Jul 8 2015, 2:37am CDT

NASA releases New Images of Pluto Taken before Outage

NASA releases New Images of Pluto Taken before Outage

NASA has released new images of Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft taken before the outage on the weekend....

Jul 7 2015, 1:22am CDT

New Horizons back to Normal on Tuesday says NASA

New Horizons back to Normal on Tuesday says NASA

After brief "scary" outage of New Horizons NASA says the spacecraft will be back to normal operations starting July 7...

Jul 6 2015, 7:27am CDT

Hot Science Summer: Sailing Spiders, Seahorse Tails and Mammoth DNA

Hot Science Summer: Sailing Spiders, Seahorse Tails and Mammoth DNA

Scientists kicked off the summer with incredible research results that keep us wanting for more. Her are the science highlights...

Jul 6 2015, 5:35am CDT

New Horizons Pluto Mission Suffered Scare

New Horizons Pluto Mission Suffered Scare

NASA had to deal with an anomaly of the New Horizons spacecraft....

Jul 5 2015, 8:15am CDT

New Horizons Shows 300 miles wide Spots on Pluto

New Horizons Shows 300 miles wide Spots on Pluto

Did someone use a giant shotgun to shoot holes into Pluto? New images of New Horizons spacecraft show distinct giant holes on e...

Jul 2 2015, 9:20am CDT

NASA Glad but Disappointed that No Obstacle in the Way of New Horizons

NASA Glad but Disappointed that No Obstacle in the Way of New Horizons

NASA engineers give the New Horizons spacecraft a final "all clear" on its Pluto fly by mission....

Jul 2 2015, 2:58am CDT

New Horizons Accelerates as Spacecraft Closes in on Pluto

New Horizons Accelerates as Spacecraft Closes in on Pluto

With only two weeks to go, NASA updated the flight path of New Horizons....

Jul 1 2015, 4:59am CDT

New Horizons sends Images of Pluto and its Moon Charon

New Horizons sends Images of Pluto and its Moon Charon

NASA released the first color images of Pluto derived from images delivered by the New Horizons spacecraft....

Jun 20 2015, 2:18pm CDT

NASA's New Horizons is Less than a Month Away from Pluto Flyby

NASA's New Horizons is Less than a Month Away from Pluto Flyby

NASA updates on the New Horizons mission to Pluto....

Jun 17 2015, 5:06am CDT

A Bumpy Pluto Comes into Focus as New Horizons Approaches

A Bumpy Pluto Comes into Focus as New Horizons Approaches

NASA released new images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft as it is getting close to its target Pluto....

Jun 12 2015, 4:30am CDT

Saturn’s Phoebe Ring is Invisible

Saturn’s Phoebe Ring is Invisible

The Phoebe ring of Saturn is both very large in its measurements and virtually indistinct. Thus it cannot be detected by the na...

Jun 11 2015, 5:54am CDT

NASA Officially Approves SpaceX Crew Dragon Pad Abort Test

NASA Officially Approves SpaceX Crew Dragon Pad Abort Test

Last month SpaceX demonstrated a pad abort test. It was a success. Now it is official and NASA released $30 million to SpaceX f...

Jun 9 2015, 1:23pm CDT

NASA’s Flying Saucer Suffers Parachute Failure

NASA’s Flying Saucer for Mars Landing Suffers Parachute Failure

NASA tested the Mars Lander vehicle on Monday. Most of the mission went well until a parachute failed. Details about the failur...

Jun 9 2015, 4:58am CDT

NASA to Launch Flying Saucer Test Flight Tomorrow

NASA Set to Test Flying Saucer Tomorrow

NASA is to employ a special flying saucer of sorts for future space missions to Mars. The technology involved in this is highly...

Jun 2 2015, 7:23am CDT

NASA Orders Crew Space Flight From Boeing

NASA Orders Crew Space Flight From Boeing

NASA is on track to launch again crew missions to the ISS in 2017....

May 28 2015, 7:41am CDT

NASA Excited over New Pluto Photos Made by New Horizons Spacecraft

NASA Excited over New Pluto Photos Made by New Horizons Spacecraft

The New Horizons Spacecraft is getting closer to Jupiter. NASA shared new images from the planet....

May 27 2015, 12:44pm CDT

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Traverses Martian Terrain

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Traverses Martian Terrain

NASA’s Curiosity Rover traversed the Martian terrain on the Red Planet recently. The pics of the scene are definitely worth wat...

May 26 2015, 5:13am CDT

US Air Force X-37B Spy Plane Launches Mystery Mission Tomorrow

US Air Force X-37B Spy Plane Launches Mystery Mission Tomorrow

The latest spy plane X-37B will launch tomorrow for another mystery mission....

May 19 2015, 6:33am CDT

Snow Cleaning used for Webb Space Telescope Mirrors

Snow Cleaning used for Webb Space Telescope Mirrors

The next generation space telescope following the Hubble needs squeaky clean mirrors. Engineers use snow like car owners clean...

May 7 2015, 9:33am CDT

SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Abort Test is a Success

SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Abort Test is a Success

SpaceX and NASA tested the emergency abort system of the manned SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft today. Everything went as planned...

May 6 2015, 8:16am CDT

SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Abort Test scheduled for Today

SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Abort Test scheduled for Today

SpaceX and NASA will test the emergency abort system of the manned SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft....

May 6 2015, 3:57am CDT

Russian Spacecraft Progress 59 Falling Towards Earth

Russian Spacecraft Progress 59 Falling Towards Earth

A Russian supply spacecraft is out of control and will fall towards earth....

Apr 29 2015, 8:06am CDT