Before Apollo 13 launched, NASA had already worked out what to do if a plutonium-powered spacecraft system was forced to return to Earth.
NASA'a Super Ball Bot uses Buckminster Fuller's concept of tensegrity to make its way safely across planetary surfaces.
For the last 50 years, we've talked to spacecraft with giant radios. The next 50 years could see streaming video from Mars.
Off-roading on Mars has not been kind to Curiosity's wheels, and there's not much hope of finding a spare.
The Sun is far, far more glorious than our primitive eyes can comprehend.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center gears up for the DARPA Robotics Challenge with its humanoid Valkyrie robot.
If plants can grow and thrive on the moon, maybe humans will be able to someday too.
NASA sends sounding rocket with telescope on it into space (and back) to learn more about water on Venus.
NASA figures out a way to put Kepler back to work on its original mission in the search for habitable planets.
A successful launch dodges the government shutdown and puts a new spacecraft on the way to Mars