| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Good news, space-loving hipsters: NASA has joined Instagram.
As of Friday morning, you won't have to go hunting around the Internet for all those images of galaxies that look like animals, rockets about to launch, and Curiosity's adventures on Mars....
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before they were sedated and loaded into the nose cone of a stubby Jupiter missile, the monkeys Able and Baker were just the latest in a growing number of rocket-test animals who, more often than not, met a violent end.
But on May 25, 1959, after...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:07 PM
NASA scientists said Thursday that the agency will no longer attempt to restore full function to the exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope, which has been hobbled since the spring.
A three-month effort to return the craft to working order,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Mars One wants to send humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in 2022. Four individuals will be selected out of the more than 100,000 that have already applied, according to the Dutch nonprofit. But would members of such an expedition, estimated to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Think those tools aboard NASA’s rover Curiosity are only good for sniffing out argon isotopes and drilling into mysterious rocks? Wait till you hear this: A 'Happy Birthday' song played by Curiosity’s very own Sample Analysis at Mars...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Enceladus, the icy moon that circles Saturn and shoots out jets of water, emits a much larger amount of water at the farthest point in its orbit, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The discovery backs up a years-old theory and...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:04 PM
When astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet suddenly began filling with water as he floated outside the International Space Station, NASA officials said they’d never seen such a malfunction before. Now, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy explains in a...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:02 AM
What caused an astronaut's helmet to fill with water from an unknown source? Officials are working to understand a serious leak that aborted a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, NASA representatives said at a news conference.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:07 PM
A spacewalk outside the International Space Station was cut off after water began pouring into astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet, NASA officials said Tuesday. You can watch a live briefing about what happened at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time in the video...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Russian Proton-M rocket that blew up seconds after blastoff Tuesday destroyed three satellites worth $200 million, spurred authorities to indefinitely delay two other launches this month and damaged the image of Russia’s lucrative commercial...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:13 AM
If astronaut Chris Hadfield can write as well as he can sing a David Bowie song, his upcoming book is going to be good.
Hadfield has signed with Little, Brown to publish "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth." The book lands Oct. 29.