'National Aeronautics And Space Administration' - 160 News Result(s)

  • 'Blood moon' full lunar eclipse: 10 facts

    'Blood moon' full lunar eclipse: 10 facts

    A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, took place on Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse. Here is your 10-point cheat-sheet to this story:

  • NASA to take you ten times farther into our galaxy

    NASA to take you ten times farther into our galaxy

    Applying a novel technique that can yield new insight into dark energy in space, astronomers can now precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away - 10 times farther than previously possible.

  • NASA to build spacecraft set to visit asteroid

    NASA to build spacecraft set to visit asteroid

    US space agency NASA said on Thursday it has been given the permission to build a spacecraft designed to collect samples from an asteroid back to Earth.

  • Astronomers spot first possible 'exomoon'

    Astronomers spot first possible 'exomoon'

    The astronomers used a technique called gravitational microlensing, in which one star passes in front of another as seen from Earth.

  • NASA says weird Mars lights are not a sign of life

    NASA says weird Mars lights are not a sign of life

    A NASA robot has snapped pictures showing glints of light on the Martian horizon, which some UFO enthusiasts have seized on as a sign of alien life on the Red Planet.

  • NASA probe set to meet death on moon!

    NASA probe set to meet death on moon!

    A NASA spacecraft that was launched last September to collect scientific data from the lunar surface is set for a natural death on the moon later this month.

  • Small Saturn moon boasts underground ocean, study shows

    Small Saturn moon boasts underground ocean, study shows

    Add Enceladus, a small moon orbiting the giant ringed planet Saturn, to the growing list of places beyond Earth that have oceans - and prospects for hosting life, a study released on Thursday shows.

  • The power of the number 13 in the world

    The power of the number 13 in the world

    It's unlucky to stay inside on the 13th day of the Iranian New Year, but fear surrounding the number 13 has chilled people for centuries around the world.

  • Russian-US crew docks at ISS after two-day delay

    Russian-US crew docks at ISS after two-day delay

    A Russian spacecraft with two Russians and a NASA astronaut aboard on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after a technical hitch caused an unprecedented two-day delay.

  • Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

    Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

    An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday.

  • You've got mail: Bill Clinton-to-space laptop up for auction

    You've got mail: Bill Clinton-to-space laptop up for auction

    A more than 15-year old laptop doesn't go for much on eBay - unless it's the one Bill Clinton used to send the first ever US presidential email.

  • How astronauts survive diplomatic tensions in space

    How astronauts survive diplomatic tensions in space

    While the United States and Russia traded sanctions this week in a burgeoning crisis over Crimea, astronauts from both nations rose above the discord in their sanctuary hundreds of miles from Earth.

  • New maps show smallest planet Mercury is even smaller

    New maps show smallest planet Mercury is even smaller

    Detailed maps of Mercury's cliffs and ditches show the solar system's innermost and smallest planet Mercury has lost much more real estate due to cooling over four billion years than scientists thought, according to a report published on Sunday.

  • NASA joins hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    NASA joins hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    NASA has joined international search operations to trace the missing Malaysian aircraft by analysing satellite data and images gathered since the plane with 239 people aboard vanished from radar screens a week ago.

  • Guess how earth looks when its healthy?

    Guess how earth looks when its healthy?

    In a stunning view, NASA has captured the earth donning the role of Red Planet!

  • US-Russian three-man space station crew lands safely

    US-Russian three-man space station crew lands safely

    A Soyuz capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian crew returning after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.

  • Weather delays return from space of Russian torchbearers, US astronaut

    Weather delays return from space of Russian torchbearers, US astronaut

    An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi Olympic torch into open space will have to stay in orbit one day longer than planned because of bad weather on the steppes of Kazakhstan, officials said on Monday.

  • Zap! Australian scientists look at lasers to cull space junk

    Zap! Australian scientists look at lasers to cull space junk

    It may sound like science fiction but an Australian team is working on a project to zap orbital debris with lasers from Earth to reduce the growing amount of space junk that threatens to knock out satellites with a "cascade of collisions".

  • First Japanese astronaut takes command of space station

    First Japanese astronaut takes command of space station

    Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata assumed command of the International Space Station on Sunday, the first Japanese national to oversee a manned space mission.

  • Robotic refuelling of spacecraft to be a reality soon

    Robotic refuelling of spacecraft to be a reality soon

    The advanced robotic satellite refuelling and maintenance technologies are not a wild dream of the future any more.

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