Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has sent back more than a million observations and amazing images, offering scientists and stargazers an unmatched window to the universe. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary and why it started off with fuzzy vision. Continue reading
NASA has released an hour long stunning sequence of footage from two GoPros accompanying astronauts on a February spacewalk. The two astronauts, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts, were reconfiguring the external port on the International Space Station in preparation for the arrival of new astronauts.
This week, astronaut Scott Kelly arrived at the International Space Station, where he will stay for a year — the longest duration of time any American has spent in space. While Scott is in orbit, researchers on Earth will be studying his identical twin brother Mark Kelly for insight into how space affects the human body. Jeffrey Brown learns more from former astronaut Chris Hadfield. Continue reading
On Friday, 51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly, who has flown three previous space missions, will return to the International Space Station, where he will remain for a year. A whole year.
After spending nearly eight years floating through deep space, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft finally reached its destination Friday, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt called Ceres. Continue reading
Years into its nearly decade-long mission to survey the asteroid belt, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft traveled through deep space to better understand the dwarf planet Ceres. Now within 52,000 miles of the celestial body, Dawn’s latest images still leave scientists baffled about Ceres’ bright white spots.
Michael McDonnell has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He has a physics degree. He’s worked in hazardous environments. His hope is that these qualifications will convince a selection committee that he’s the perfect candidate for the first human voyage to Mars.
So far, it has. He was among the final 100 candidates — 50 men and 50 women — announced for the Mars One mission today, down from an initial candidate pool of 200,000. Continue reading
Earth’s close encounter with Asteroid 2004 BL86 on Monday revealed that the massive space object had a traveling companion: its own moon. Continue reading
An unmanned Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday night with a Navy communications satellite on board. Continue reading