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No, We Can't Control Hurricanes from Space

12 September, 2017 - 07:08
As Hurricane Irma winds down, some have asked why we can't control hurricanes.

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Takes Stock of Irma Storm Damage

12 September, 2017 - 07:05
NASA's Kennedy Space Center remains closed today (Sept. 12) as a team assesses damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Space Station-Bound Crew to Mark Sputnik 60th with Model of First Satellite

11 September, 2017 - 17:19
A small metal sphere with protruding booms is poised to launch on a Russian rocket into Earth orbit, replicating and paying tribute to the achievement that began the Space Age 60 years ago.

Mars' Atmosphere: Composition, Climate & Weather

11 September, 2017 - 15:24
Mars' atmosphere is too thin to support life as we know it. And it's very dusty. The red planet has the largest dust storms in the solar system.

On the Existence of Black Holes

11 September, 2017 - 13:18
I think it's time for everyone to admit that black holes are annoying.

Sierra Nevada Takes Steps Toward Orbital Space Plane Flight

11 September, 2017 - 13:11
The Sierra Nevada Corp. is slowly but surely preparing its Dream Chaser space plane for orbital cargo flights, and the company hasn't given up on crewed flights either.

James Webb Space Telescope Will Hunt for Signs of Life in the Solar System

11 September, 2017 - 13:00
The soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope will turn its powerful eye on two of the solar system's top candidates for hosting alien life: the icy moons Enceladus and Europa.

9/11 Remembered in Space Photos

11 September, 2017 - 13:00
Sixteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks crashed planes into New York City's World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania. See how NASA tracked the tragic event.

Astronaut Frank Culbertson Reflects on Seeing 9/11 Attacks from Space

11 September, 2017 - 13:00
Former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, who was in space on Sept. 11, 2001, reflects on witnessing the attacks from orbit years later.

'The Orville' Review: 'Star Trek' Spoof's 1st Episode Gets Off to Rough Start

11 September, 2017 - 11:47
"Star Trek" fans are used to being patient with a lackluster first episode, or even a lackluster first couple of seasons. "Trek" spoof "The Orville" may be headed down a similar path.

Hurricane from Afar: An Astronaut's Perspective

11 September, 2017 - 11:40
During my first spaceflight aboard Space Shuttle Columbia, I watched, incredulous, as Hurricane Emilia churned as a Category 5 storm.

Remembering 9/11: NASA Marks 16th Anniversary with Online Tribute

11 September, 2017 - 09:40
On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, NASA paid tribute on its website to the people who were killed and injured by the terrorist attacks that took place that day.

Lego Reviewing Fan-Created Space Shuttle, Saturn V Launch Tower for Production

11 September, 2017 - 09:09
Fan-designed toy models of NASA's Saturn V launch tower and a space shuttle sized to match the scale of the towering moon rocket have qualified for a review by Lego for their possible production and sale.

Monster Solar Flare Marks 7th Powerful Sun Storm in 7 Days

11 September, 2017 - 08:50
The sun fired off yet another powerful solar flare yesterday (Sept. 10), its seventh in seven days.

NASA's Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Spotted Zooming Toward Earth (Video)

11 September, 2017 - 07:56
A telescope has captured the first views of NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx spacecraft since the probe launched a year ago.

Astronaut Sees Hurricane Irma Near Florida from Space, Jose & Caribbean Islands, Too

10 September, 2017 - 16:04
American astronaut Randy Bresnik has a unique perspective on Hurricane Irma: He's watching the massive storm march toward Florida from the International Space Station, and tracking Jose, too.

Time Crystals Are (Not) Interesting

10 September, 2017 - 14:59
Besides the ridiculous name, which sounds like something out of a bad "Lord of the Rings" knockoff, the physics behind time crystals reveals some important facets of the way the universe at large works.

This Ultrathin Craft Could Soon Envelop and Destroy Space Junk

10 September, 2017 - 14:57
At least 500,000 pieces of space debris threaten satellites and astronauts, but a California-based company says it has a new approach for taking out the garbage.

Highly Illogical: 'Orville' TV Space Spoof Launches Tonight

10 September, 2017 - 14:30
A new "Star Trek" spoof takes flight tonight (Sept. 10) on the Fox network.

NASA Satellites Show Hurricane Irma Hitting Florida

10 September, 2017 - 07:01
As Hurricane Irma crept toward the southwestern coast of Florida on Sunday (Sept. 10), NASA satellites provided views of the epic storm from space.