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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 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.
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?
Wednesday (Jan.10) is the last day for U.S. citizens to submit nominations for an advisory group to the National Space Council.
Saturn's rings are like a translucent veil wrapped around Saturn, as this image from the Cassini spacecraft makes clear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A brief look at "America's spaceport," which is in a period of transition after the space shuttle's 2011 retirement.
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.
Backers of NASA's next great observatory contemplate its worst-case scenarios.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking turns 76 today, reaching an age well beyond what was expected when he was diagnosed with ALS decades ago.
In a new episode of "Favorite Places," Hawking wonders if humans will understand existence before destroying themselves.