NASA just got closer to figuring out where to land the Mars 2020 rover

Mars 2020 has had its potential landing sites narrowed down to three ... and life could have flourished in any one of them.

Check out the colorful new spacesuits developed for NASA's next generation of flight

In 2018, NASA will begin a new age of commercial crew flights to the International Space Station, and they'll be doing it in new suits.

NASA scientist warns we're woefully unprepared for an extinction-level asteroid strike
Dec 15, 2016

We have something new to add to your list of things that aren’t really surprising, but are still utterly terrifying.

NASA wants SpaceX to prove it can land on Mars before the space agency sends its tech
Dec 15, 2016

NASA is working with SpaceX to piggyback some technology and equipment on the company’s early trips to Mars, but the space agency will not be hitching a ride on the first mission.

SpaceX has delayed the first crewed flight of its Dragon spacecraft
Dec 13, 2016

SpaceX was on track to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2017 with its Dragon capsule, then a rocket mysteriously blew up on the launchpad. So the company is officially delaying manned flights until 2018.

Image(s) of the Day: Ring-brushing Saturn pics from NASA's Cassini probe
Dec 8, 2016

Here's a dazzling new series of images direct from a close call with Saturn's rings.

NASA is building a $127 million space robot to repair and refuel satellites
Dec 7, 2016

Once NASA gets its super-expensive tech up into space, it’s not easy to repair it. Especially when it’s not something with a human operator nearby (i.e. a satellite). But now, the U.S. space agency is building its own robo geek squad. 

NASA will give you $30,000 to figure out what to do with astronaut poop
Nov 28, 2016

We can put a man on the moon, but the greatest minds at NASA still can’t figure out what to do with astronaut poop.

Image(s) of the Day: Sublime new Ceres shots from NASA's Dawn probe
Nov 22, 2016

Check out these amazing hi-res images of the asteroid belt's dwarf planet, Ceres.

NASA believes that fuel-free EM Drive concept could potentially work
Nov 22, 2016

We’re still waiting on warp drives to get us around the galaxy, but NASA now believes an equally fantastical mode of transportation might actually have some merit. Say hello to the EM Drive.

Retro NASA concept video from the 1960's shows early version of Apollo missions
Nov 21, 2016

The 1960s were an amazing time for space exploration, as humanity had boundless ambition and the ingenuity to do as much as possible with insanely limited technology. Enjoy this blast from the past.