NICER mounted on the International Space Station

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA to Use Pulsar Navigation for Deep Space Missions

NICER and SEXTANT demonstrate XNAV pulsar navigation system that may be used on Artemis.

Neptune, raw and processed

Pro-Am Collaboration

Explore Solar System Worlds with NASA’s Image Archives

Have some time on your hands? Explore NASA's rich image archive and discover the solar system as you've never seen it before.

particle storm

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Sunrise CubeSats Will Study Giant Solar Storms

NASA has selected a unique new mission to study the Sun, targeting a 2023 launch date.

SLS rocket

Science and Space Policy

What's in the New Proposed NASA Budget

The President's 2021 budget request for NASA would push hard for human lunar exploration at the expense of several key programs.

North American Nebula

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Spitzer's Legacy: One of NASA's Great Observatories Ends Its Mission

NASA’s premier eye on the infrared sky is shutting down after operating more than three times longer than designed.

Osiris-rex

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Announces Site of Sample Selection for Osiris-REX

NASA has picked the "Nightingale" site, located within a small crater on the asteroid Bennu, for its Osiris-REX mission to sample next year.

VIPER

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Announces VIPER Lunar Rover

A new NASA rover named VIPER may soon investigate the shadowed poles of the Moon, in preparation for the return of human explorers.

NASA ICON

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Launches ICON to Explore Earth's Ionosphere

NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) launched successfully today to explore the boundary between Earth and space.

Mars Mole

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Work to Save NASA's "Mole" on Mars Continues

NASA engineers hope to use the scoop at the end of the lander's robotic arm to get the Insight lander's heat probe burrowing once again.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Selects Final Four Asteroid Landing Sites for Osiris-REX

The Osiris-REX spacecraft will sample one of four sites on the asteroid Bennu in July 2020.

Artemis

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA's Budget Gets a Boost for the Artemis Moon Initiative

As the White House requests an extra $1.6 billion for NASA's Artemis project, the agency moves forward with commercial partnerships.

Lunar Gateway

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA 2020 Budget Proposal Boosts Exploration, Downplays Science

NASA's Lunar Gateway and a return to the Moon are the big winners in the 2020 budget proposed for the agency; the futures of planetary and Earth science are less clear.

Spherex

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA to Explore Early Universe, Origins of Life with SPHEREX

The SPHEREX mission will create multiple surveys of the near-infrared sky that will reveal the origins of life and perhaps the universe itself.

New Horizons RTG

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Speeding Up Plutonium Production for Space Exploration

Automation of a key process may yield an eightfold boost to U.S. plutonium production, a promising development for deep-space exploration.

Cosmic Relief with David Grinspoon

NASA Renews Interest in SETI

After a long hiatus, NASA gets back into the SETI game with a workshop on “technosignatures.”

Dawn at Ceres

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Dusk for Dawn: NASA's Groundbreaking Mission Comes to an End

After 11 Years, NASA's Dawn mission to explore Vesta and Ceres is about to come to an end.

Is the dust clearing?

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Rover Call Home: NASA Listens for Opportunity's Wake-up

The Opportunity rover fell silent in June after nearly 15 years of work on the Red Planet. Now the dust storm that prevented its batteries from charging is clearing.

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