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Science Jun 02WATCH: NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions
The space agency's new administrator, Bill Nelson, announced two new robotic missions to the solar system's hottest planet, during his first major address to employees Wednesday.
Science May 24Total lunar eclipse combines with supermoon this week
Wednesday's eclipse is the first in more than two years and coincides with a supermoon. This super blood red moon will be visible across the Pacific, the western half of North America, the bottom of South America, and eastern Asia.
Science May 10NASA spacecraft begins 2-year trip home with asteroid rubble
A NASA spacecraft is headed back to Earth with rubble it collected from an asteroid nearly 200 million miles away. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex fired its engines Monday to start the two-year trip home.
Science May 02SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth; rare night splashdown
SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot.
Science Apr 26WATCH: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts answer media questions
NASA and SpaceX are promising more Coast Guard patrols and fewer pleasure boaters for this week's splashdown by four astronauts.
Science Apr 23SpaceX successfully uses recycled parts to launch third crew into orbit
The astronauts from the U.S., Japan and France should reach the International Space Station early Saturday morning, following a 23-hour ride in the same Dragon capsule used by SpaceX’s debut crew last May.
Science Apr 22NASA’s Mars helicopter soars higher, longer on 2nd flight
"It sounds simple, but there are many unknowns regarding how to fly a helicopter on Mars," Ingenuity's chief pilot, Havard Grip, said from JPL in a statement. "That's why we're here — to make these unknowns known."…
Science Apr 19NASA helicopter Ingenuity successfully flies on Mars
It was a brief hop — just 39 seconds — but accomplished major milestones and was hailed as a Wright Brothers moment.
Politics Mar 19Biden picks former senator who flew in space to lead NASA
President Joe Biden has chosen a former senator from Florida who flew on the space shuttle to lead NASA.
Science Mar 05Spacewalkers finish solar panel prep for station power boost
NASA's Kate Rubins and Japan's Soichi Noguchi successfully installed mounting brackets and struts Friday for the solar wings due to arrive in June.