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What NASA's doing to help Mars astronauts fight stress

It will be a long, tough journey for the astronauts who embark on the first manned mission to Mars. A brief, new NASA video addresses how the agency's planning to help them deal with the stresses.

By October 15, 2015


NASA tries to rattle people in its sonic-boom room

The space agency wants to bring back supersonic jet travel over land. The first step? Finding out how much boom people on the ground can handle.

By November 24, 2015


NASA's Enceladus flyby: Cassini to dive through icy spray of Saturn's moon

The warm interior ocean of this moon of Saturn is bursting through its surface and the spacecraft plans to dive-bomb the satellite for a sip.

By October 14, 2015


NASA's 20-year road map for getting us to Mars (pictures)

NASA recently outlined its plan to get astronauts to Mars roughly two decades from now. Here are some of the biggest planned milestones it hopes will make that happen.

11 Images By October 12, 2015


Here's how NASA astronauts are celebrating Thanksgiving in space

A short Thanksgiving video shows how US astronauts are celebrating the holiday aboard the International Space Station.

By November 25, 2015


Peek inside NASA's fascinating 1975 design standards manual (pictures)

Featuring a now-discontinued logo known as "the worm," this manual offers an insider's look at a captivating piece of the space agency's history.

9 Images By September 2, 2015


NASA's New Horizons post-Pluto target is just a billion miles away

If a mission extension is approved, the New Horizons spacecraft will take a short jaunt to a mysterious icy object in the Kuiper Belt.

By August 30, 2015


NASA's Dawn zooms in on Ceres' towering conical mountain

A 4-mile-high mountain on dwarf planet Ceres comes into focus as the Dawn spacecraft scoots up close for its most detailed images yet.

By August 25, 2015


NASA sets the challenge: Get this android Valkyrie ready for Mars

MIT and Northeastern teams will compete to make NASA's 6-foot-tall humanoid robot, also called R5, more useful for space exploration.

By November 18, 2015


See a whole day on Pluto in one NASA image

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft witnessed and photographed Pluto's rotation during a day in the life of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon.

By November 23, 2015