Here's the latest of NASA's daily ISS updates, including a peek inside Houston's Johnson Space Center International Space Station Flight Control Room.
Unmanned missions and robots may be dominating the space corridor for the moment, but that doesn't mean that NASA has given up on the idea of putting people in space. To that end, NASA has unveiled a new robotic exoskeleton for astronauts called the XI.
Going into space is pretty fraught with peril, and the men and women who do so are incredibly brave. In addition to the whole not-being-on-freaking-Earth-anymore thing, there's also the ubiquitous motion sickness. So NASA has set its eyes on developing a nasal spray that could combat motion sickness.
Two days after launching from Cape Canaveral, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Dragon carried mission critical supplies and helping of vanilla and chocolate swirl ice cream, because if anyone deserves ice cream, it's astronauts.
A few months ago we were given the opportunity to witness a test flight of SpaceX's mission to the International Space Station (ISS). After a high-profile aborted attempt, the spacecraft finally launched. But that was just the dress rehearsal. Last night the real future of NASA began.
In a ceremony earlier this week at NASA's Goddard Space Center, the United States Postal Service (USPS) unveiled a new series of stamps that show off the incredible beauty of the Earth when viewed from above.
NASA's Curiosity rover is at a standstill, but thankfully it's not because its wheels are stuck. The rover is stopped for science: It's arrived at a site called Rocknest, an eight-by-16-foot area with ample loose material. Mission scientist have decided to stop here on the way to Glenelg for the mission's first scoop of soil for analysis.
Venus is sometimes called the Earth's twin because of its similar size and orbital distance from the Sun, but it's more like a backwards, inside-out Earth. Venus rotates on its axis in the opposite direction from the solar system's other planets, and it's hot — surface temperatures average around 890°F. But it looks like Venus isn't hot all over.
Titan is pretty Earth-like. It's got methane cycles akin to our planet's water cycle, and it's inclined by about 27 degrees, similar to the Earth. That incline means Titan has season like Earth does, and scientists have collected 30 years of data about the moon's seasons, the equivalent of a full year. Turns out, Titan's seasons are another similarity the moon has with our own planet.
The ISS is pretty cool and all, and it's got a sweet view of Earth, but you know what? We live on Earth. Let's do some exploring! The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that NASA may have its eye on a more exotic location for the successor to the ISS: out beyond the orbit of the Moon, serving as a gateway to Mars and beyond.