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NASA Juno Spacecraft Finds Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter Moon Io

NASA Juno Spacecraft Finds Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter Moon Io

So far, researchers have located more than 150 active volcanoes on Io. They believe that many more are waiting to be discovered...

1 week ago, 12:37am CDT

An artist's rendering of Cassini and Saturn, via NASA

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Just Got An Emmy Nomination

Cassini's death plunge into Saturn has earned it an Emmy nod....

Jul 14 2018, 11:06am CDT

NASA Installs Cutting-edge Heat Shield on its First Spacecraft to the Sun

NASA Installs Cutting-edge Heat Shield on its First Spacecraft to the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has ever gone...

Jul 7 2018, 4:22pm CDT

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Refines Its Path to Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Refines Its Path to Asteroid Bennu

The spacecraft has successfully performed a second Deep Space Maneuver as it speeds toward asteroid rendezvous...

Jul 7 2018, 1:44am CDT

China is Developing a Super-Rocket More Powerful Than Any US Spacecraft

China is Developing a Super Rocket More Powerful Than Any US Spacecraft

Report says that the Long March-9 rocket will be able to carry 140 metric tons into low-Earth orbit by 2030...

Jul 6 2018, 3:40am CDT

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Closest Images Ever of Occator Crater

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Closest Images Ever of Occator Crater

The new up-close views of Occator crater from Dawn's current vantage point reveals Ceres bright spots in an unprecedented...

Jul 5 2018, 11:29pm CDT

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft Reaches Odd-Shaped Asteroid Ryugu

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft Reaches Odd-Shaped Asteroid Ryugu

The spacecraft will spend about 18 months studying the asteroid and return in 2020...

Jun 28 2018, 2:46pm CDT

Japan's Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft is Getting Closer and Closer to Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft is Getting Closer and Closer to Asteroid Ryugu

The spacecraft, which is on its way to Asteroid Ryugu, is expected to bring back soil samples in 2020...

Jun 22 2018, 10:31am CDT

New Horizons Spacecraft is on its Way to Historic Kuiper Belt Flyby

New Horizons Spacecraft is on its Way to Historic Kuiper Belt Flyby

A long break ended for NASA’s New Horizons on June 4. The spacecraft is now preparing for the farthest planetary encounter in h...

Jun 7 2018, 10:58pm CDT

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft to Get into Lowest-Ever Orbit Above Ceres

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft to Get into Lowest-Ever Orbit Above Ceres

Dawn will reach its new, final orbit above dwarf planet Ceres in early June...

Jun 2 2018, 12:10pm CDT

Rosetta Spacecraft Unravels the Mystery of Comet 67P Dust Jets

Rosetta Spacecraft Unravels the Mystery of Comet 67P Dust Jets

New study shows for the first time that the unusual shape of the comet is responsible for this phenomenon...

May 24 2018, 1:15pm CDT

NASA’s RXTE Spacecraft Fall to Earth After 2 Decades in Space

NASA’s RXTE Spacecraft Fall to Earth After 2 Decades in Space

The satellite orbited Earth for years and detected X-rays signals released by some of the most extreme environments in space...

May 20 2018, 3:31pm CDT

Mars-Bound Spacecraft Captures First Image of Earth and Moon

Mars-Bound Spacecraft Captures First Image of Earth and Moon

The stunning image shows Earth and its moon as tiny dots floating in space...

May 19 2018, 7:06am CDT

NASA Spacecraft Find New Phenomenon in Earth’s Magnetic Field

NASA Spacecraft Find New Phenomenon in Earth's Magnetic Field

For the first time, researchers have observed a process called magnetic reconnection in a turbulent region of Earth's oute...

May 10 2018, 9:32pm CDT

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft to Have Over 100 3D Printed Parts

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft to Have Over 100 3D Printed Parts

More Than Hundered 3D Printed Components will be Used in NASA's Orion Spacecraft. US-led manned spaceflight will get 3D Pr...

Apr 18 2018, 5:51am CDT

NASA Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft is Running Out of Fuel

NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft is Running Out of Fuel

The most successful planet-hunting mission is expected end within months...

Mar 17 2018, 12:25pm CDT

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reveals Swirling Clouds in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reveals Swirling Clouds in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

Juno spacecraft captures a stunning view of the Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere...

Jan 5 2018, 8:38am CST

NASA to Test Parachute-Like Device for Returning Spacecraft to Earth

NASA to Test Parachute-Like Device for Returning Spacecraft to Earth

The advanced device will demonstrate guided controlled re-entry of small spacecraft from deep space missions...

Nov 25 2017, 2:52pm CST

Final Image from Rosetta Spacecraft

Final Image from Rosetta Spacecraft

Scientists unexpectedly recover last image from Rosetta craft before it crashed into the comet 67P surface...

Sep 30 2017, 1:40pm CDT

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Flies Inside Saturn Rings, Stares into Strange Vortex

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Flies Inside Saturn Rings, Stares into Strange Vortex

Cassini is set to burn up in Saturn’s atmosphere on Sept. 15...

Aug 31 2017, 3:14pm CDT

NASA Powers Up Orion Spacecraft That Could One Day Take Humans to Mars and Beyond

NASA Powers Up Orion Spacecraft That Will Take Humans to Mars and Beyond

Orion spacecraft is designed to take humans farther into space than they have ever gone before...

Aug 26 2017, 8:49am CDT

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Sending Data after 40 Years

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Sending Data after 40 Years

The twin spacecrafts are the most distant human-made objects in space...

Aug 19 2017, 1:44pm CDT

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Set to Begin Final Five Orbits around Saturn

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Set to Begin Final Five Orbits around Saturn

On Sunday, August 13, the spacecraft will make the first of five passes over Saturn's upper atmosphere...

Aug 13 2017, 7:40am CDT

NASA Spacecraft Flies Over Jupiter’s Mysterious Red Spot for the First Time

NASA Spacecraft Flies Over Jupiter’s Mysterious Red Spot for the First Time

Juno's close flyby of Great Red Spot provides more insight into the iconic feature of Jupiter...

Jul 14 2017, 3:36pm CDT

NASA will Crash a Spacecraft into an Asteroid - On Purpose

NASA will Crash a Spacecraft into an Asteroid - On Purpose

The space agency is aiming to redirect the course of a small asteroid by hitting a spacecraft...

Jul 7 2017, 1:12pm CDT

Europe’s PLATO Spacecraft will Hunt for Earth-like Planets

Europe’s PLATO Spacecraft will Hunt for Earth-like Planets

The launch of mission is scheduled for 2026...

Jun 21 2017, 8:48am CDT

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Completes Final Flyby of Titan

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Completes Final Flyby of Titan

Cassini flies through Saturn's moon Titan for the last time and transmits images of hydrocorbon seas and lakes...

Apr 25 2017, 12:56pm CDT

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft will Makes its Final Close Flyby of Titan This Weekend

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft will Make its Final Close Flyby of Titan This Weekend

Cassini will use its radar system to reveal Saturn moon's surface lakes and seas one last time...

Apr 20 2017, 12:27pm CDT

Cassini Spacecraft is Preparing for its Death-Dive into Saturn

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft is Preparing for its Death-Dive into Saturn

The grand finale dive will begun on April 26...

Apr 6 2017, 10:02am CDT

Cassini Spacecraft Captures Close-up View of a Propeller in Saturn’s Outermost Ring

Cassini Spacecraft Captures Close-up View of a Propeller in Saturn’s Outermost Ring

This is the closest view of the propeller "Earhart" obtained yet...

Apr 1 2017, 4:45pm CDT

Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Unique Changes on Comet 67P

Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Unique Changes on Comet 67P

Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and rolling boulders are among the remarkable changes witnessed by Rosetta spacecraft...

Mar 22 2017, 1:53pm CDT

NASA Completes Successful Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

NASA Completes Successful Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

This was the second test in a series of eight that will certify Orion's parachute system for astronauts' return from...

Mar 11 2017, 12:22pm CST

Lost Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft found Orbiting Moon

Lost Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft found Orbiting Moon

India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, which was generally considered lost, is still orbiting the Moon, NASA scientists have found...

Mar 10 2017, 2:11am CST

Private Cygnus Spacecraft OA-7 to Carry NASA Cargo to ISS on March 19

Private Cygnus Spacecraft OA-7 to Carry NASA Cargo to ISS on March 19

Orbital ATK's Private Spacecraft Cygnus will make its seventh cargo flight, dubbed OA-7, on March 19. It will launch 3,400...

Mar 7 2017, 6:39am CST

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Changes Course to Avoid Collision with Mars Moon Phobos

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Changes Course to Avoid Collision with Mars Moon Phobos

NASA Mars satellite changed its position to avoid collision with its moon...

Mar 3 2017, 3:27am CST

NASA will Send a Spacecraft to the Sun in 2018

NASA will Send a Spacecraft to the Sun in 2018

Solar Probe Plus mission could launch as early as July 2018 and should help scientists solve a number of mysteries about our ne...

Feb 27 2017, 10:20pm CST

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Aborts Cargo Delivery to the International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Aborts Cargo Delivery to the International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Waved Off its Planned Rendezvous with ISS for Today...

Feb 22 2017, 9:09am CST

China Will Launch its First Cargo Spacecraft in April

China Will Launch its First Cargo Spacecraft in April

Tianzhou 1, China’s first cargo spacecraft will launch in April...

Feb 14 2017, 7:20am CST

New Space Poop System to Fly on First Crewed Orion Spacecraft

New Space Poop System to Fly on First Crewed Orion Spacecraft

Orion Deep-Space Mission will fly with new space poop system...

Feb 7 2017, 11:10am CST

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft is on its Way to Next Target after Successful Maneuver

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft is on its Way to Next Target after Successful Maneuver

The spacecraft performed a short trajectory maneuver on Wednesday that put it on a course for distant Kuiper Belt Object...

Feb 2 2017, 5:43am CST