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New Weather-Watching Satellite Brings Suite of Advanced Tools

13 November, 2017 - 07:50
Say hello to the Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1), a new weather satellite with a wide range of capabilities.

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Space Plane Aces Free-Flight Drop Test

12 November, 2017 - 17:58
The Sierra Nevada Corporation's privately built Dream Chaser space plane aced a critical test flight Saturday (Nov. 12) during an uncrewed drop test over California's Mojave Desert.

Dream Chaser: Sierra Nevada's Design for Spaceflight

12 November, 2017 - 17:20
The winged ship's heritage dates back to Soviet and NASA concepts from the 1980s.

Sneak Peek of 'Stargate Origins' Shows Action in 'Tent City

12 November, 2017 - 16:00
A first peek at production of "Stargate Origins" shows a young Catherine Langford working in a "tent city."

In Photos: Orbital ATK's OA-8 Cygnus Cargo Launch to Space Station

12 November, 2017 - 14:28
On Nov. 12, 2017, an Orbital ATK Antares rocket launched a Cygnus cargo ship on the OA-8 resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA. See photos of the stunning launch and delivery here.

Orbital ATK Rocket Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station in Spectacular Morning Liftoff

12 November, 2017 - 13:54
The commercial spaceflight company Orbital ATK successfully launched an Antares rocket today (Nov. 12), providing a Sunday morning spectacle for early birds along the U.S. east coast.

Venus and Jupiter Will Meet in the Early Morning Sky Monday: How to See It

12 November, 2017 - 12:59
Here's how to see the Venus-Jupiter conjunction on Nov. 13, 2017.

Orbital ATK Aborts Rocket Launch to Space Station Due to Wayward Plane

11 November, 2017 - 16:50
Orbital ATK aborted the launch of a Cygnus cargo ship bound for the International Space Station early Saturday (Nov. 11) when a wayward aircraft flew inside the restricted airspace around NASA's Wallops Flight Facility launch site.

Aquarius Constellation: Facts About the Water Bearer

11 November, 2017 - 13:07
Aquarius is best viewed in the fall. The constellation's stars are not very bright.

NASA Honors History of Veterans in Space Program

11 November, 2017 - 11:00
In honor of Veterans Day, current and former astronauts have shared warm messages to all those who've served and sacrificed in the armed forces of the United States.

Spot the Millennium Falcon with the Force of Google Maps!

10 November, 2017 - 18:02
The Millennium Falcon may have made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but apparently its stealth mode leaves something to be desired.

Space Salad: Astronauts Harvest 3 Different Crops and Try New Gardening Tech

10 November, 2017 - 17:40
For the first time, an International Space Station project is growing three distinct plant crops simultaneously in space, and crew members recently installed the largest plant- growth system on the station.

Dinosaur-Killing Space Rock Created Dramatic Temperature Drop

10 November, 2017 - 17:38
Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops met a terrible end 66 million years ago. According to a new study, the frigid weather responsible for their extinction was far worse than earlier models suggested.

Peekaboo! See the Bright Star Regulus 'Hide' Behind the Moon This Saturday

10 November, 2017 - 17:36
This Saturday (Nov. 11), the bright star Regulus will briefly disappear behind the last-quarter moon, providing a treat for skywatchers across North and Central America.

Apollo 11 Moonwalker's Gold Lunar Module Lands at Auction

10 November, 2017 - 16:33
A solid gold model of NASA's historic Apollo lunar module is up for auction, as one of the two others in existence is still missing after a museum heist. Buzz Aldrin's 18 karat gold Cartier-crafted model is estimated to sell for $150,000 or more.

2017 Taurid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend! What to Expect

10 November, 2017 - 13:16
If skies are clear this weekend, be sure to take a few moments to gaze upward. You just might be lucky and catch a glimpse of a spectacularly bright meteor from the Taurid meteor shower.

Weird Science Experiments Launching to Space Station Early Saturday: Watch Live

10 November, 2017 - 13:00
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft will blast off to the International Space Station this Saturday (Nov. 11) to deliver supplies and some fascinating science experiments to the Expedition 53 crew.

Syfy Brings 'Futurama's' Space-Based Comedy Back to TV

10 November, 2017 - 13:00
The hit space-comedy series "Futurama" will air again, this time on the TV network Syfy, starting on Saturday (Nov. 11).

Leonid Meteor Shower: Bright Fireballs in November

10 November, 2017 - 13:00
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.

Venus 'Snuggles' Close to Jupiter in Epic Conjunction Early Monday

10 November, 2017 - 13:00
Early Monday morning (Nov. 13), bright Jupiter will pass an even brighter Venus in a low but close and spectacular conjunction.