NASA Breaking News

A RSS news feed containing the latest NASA news articles and press releases.

06/15/2018 02:38 PM
Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.

06/13/2018 04:52 PM
Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise
Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and ESA (European Space Agency).

06/12/2018 08:06 PM
NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Martian Dust Storm, Mars Opportunity Rover
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency’s Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event.

06/12/2018 07:41 PM
NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane for First Time
NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in the airspa

06/11/2018 04:01 PM
First Astronaut of 2013 Class to Fly to Space Available for Media Interviews
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, along with his crewmate Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 18, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

06/07/2018 08:49 PM
Researchers to Discuss Science Launching on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 11, to discuss a number of science investigations launching to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission.

06/07/2018 04:54 PM
NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.

06/07/2018 03:22 PM
NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at International Space Station
NASA astronauts will embark on a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk Thursday, June 14, during which they will install new high-definition cameras to capture spacecraft docking with the International Space Station, including new American-made spacecraft with scheduled test flights later this year.

06/06/2018 12:08 PM
Astronauts Safely in Orbit Following Launch to International Space Station
Three crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:12 a.m. EDT Wednesday (5:12 p.m. Baikonur time).

06/05/2018 08:03 PM
NASA Selects Three Informal Learning Institutions to Inspire Next Generation
NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three informal education organizations to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to inspire the next generation of explorers.