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Fellow Astronauts Remember John Young as Crewmate, Hero and 'Great American'

9 January, 2018 - 17:57
Astronauts who flew on space missions with John Young, and others who followed him to space, have paid tribute to their friend and colleague, who was the ninth person to walk on the moon and first space shuttle mission commander.

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31): Location, Characteristics & Images

9 January, 2018 - 14:20
The Andromeda galaxy is the most distant object in the sky that you can see with your unaided eye. It's also on a collision course with our Milky Way.

UFO Legacy: What Impact Will Revelation of Secret Government Program Have?

9 January, 2018 - 13:15
The New York Times and Politico Magazine revealed last month that the United States government ran a mysterious UFO-investigation program from 2007 to 2012. Will this information change the way Americans and the world regard UFOs?

Last Chance for Citizens to Nominate National Space Council Advisory Members

9 January, 2018 - 13:15
Wednesday (Jan.10) is the last day for U.S. citizens to submit nominations for an advisory group to the National Space Council.

A Veil of Ice: Saturn's Translucent Rings Revealed in Cassini Image

9 January, 2018 - 13:15
Saturn's rings are like a translucent veil wrapped around Saturn, as this image from the Cassini spacecraft makes clear.

Strange Sky Spiral May Come from Secretive SpaceX Zuma Launch

9 January, 2018 - 12:03
A pair of spectacular images of an ethereal spiral in the night sky may actually show the upper stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket after it launched a secret satellite for the U.S. government.

Commercial Crew Test Launches by SpaceX, Boeing Will Begin This Year

9 January, 2018 - 09:25
NASA's commercial crew program will likely start test flights in 2018, some seven years after the last human spaceflight lifted off from American soil.

White House Resubmits NASA and NOAA Nominations

9 January, 2018 - 09:00
The White House formally resubmitted nominations for leaders of both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Senate Jan. 8, a procedural move even as the path to their confirmations becomes narrower.

How Phosphorus Helped Oxygenate Earth's Atmosphere

9 January, 2018 - 09:00
Life in Earth's oceans may have had a slow start because phosphorus — a key nutrient of life — was not recycled through the biosphere fast enough.

Shocking 'Star Trek: Discovery' Episode 10 May Confirm Fan Theory

8 January, 2018 - 18:29
Tyler's past torture by Klingons is making him act erratically as the USS Discovery tries to escape from an alternate universe in this newest episode, which is one of the series' darkest yet.

Those Weird 'Tubes' on Mars Probably Aren't Signs of Life

8 January, 2018 - 17:30
The odd tubular structures that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been investigating lately were probably formed by crystal growth, not tiny burrowing creatures, mission team members said.

NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Information

8 January, 2018 - 16:15
A brief look at "America's spaceport," which is in a period of transition after the space shuttle's 2011 retirement.

Did Something Happen to Secret Zuma Spacecraft After SpaceX Launch?

8 January, 2018 - 16:00
The U.S. government's hush-hush Zuma satellite may have run into some serious problems during or shortly after its Sunday launch (Jan. 7), according to media reports.

Is the James Webb Space Telescope 'Too Big to Fail?'

8 January, 2018 - 13:22
Backers of NASA's next great observatory contemplate its worst-case scenarios.

Metal Tires for Mars: 'Shape Memory' Could Help Rovers Roll

8 January, 2018 - 13:15
NASA scientists have built a flexible tire made of metal that springs back to its original shape after being bent or deformed. The tire could be used on Mars or even on Earth.

DIY Moon Kit from NASA Helps You Track Lunar Phases

8 January, 2018 - 13:00
Make a New Year's resolution to get out and look at the moon more often, with help from a free, do-it-yourself Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator from NASA.

The Evolution of NASA's Mars Rover Tires in Pictures

8 January, 2018 - 13:00
Designing wheels for off-Earth vehicles and robotic rovers has always been a challenge. Now, NASA engineers are working on new wheel designs with an innovative material.

Astronomers Meet Amid Questions About the Status of NASA Flagship Missions

8 January, 2018 - 11:37
Scientists gathering this week for the country's largest astronomy meeting will discuss plans for future space telescopes, while raising questions about the status of upcoming missions.

Stephen Hawking Turns 76: How Has He Lived So Long With ALS?

8 January, 2018 - 10:18
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking turns 76 today, reaching an age well beyond what was expected when he was diagnosed with ALS decades ago.

Stephen Hawking Is Worried About Humanity's Future

8 January, 2018 - 10:12
In a new episode of "Favorite Places," Hawking wonders if humans will understand existence before destroying themselves.

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