NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads for Earth with Asteroid Sample
on May 10, 2021 at 7:22 pm
After nearly five years in space, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
NASA Invites Public, Media to Watch Asteroid Mission Begin Return to Earth
on May 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm
NASA invites the public and the media to watch its first asteroid sample return mission begin a two-year cruise home at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, May 10, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.
Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch
on May 5, 2021 at 8:51 pm
Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing Tuesday, May 11, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT).
NASA Study: To Find an Extraterrestrial Civilization, Pollution Could Be the Solution
on February 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm
If there’s an advanced extraterrestrial civilization inhabiting a nearby star system, we might be able to detect it using its own atmospheric pollution, according to new NASA research.
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for SPHEREx Astrophysics Mission
on February 4, 2021 at 9:21 pm
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Plans for May Asteroid Departure
on January 26, 2021 at 3:48 pm
On May 10, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will say farewell to asteroid Bennu and begin its journey back to Earth.
NASA Highlights Astrophysics Missions at ‘Super Bowl of Astronomy’
on January 11, 2021 at 2:54 pm
Experts from across NASA will discuss topics ranging from black holes to exploding stars to planets beyond our solar system at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
NASA, NSF Sign Agreement to Advance Space, Earth, Biological, Physical Sciences
on January 7, 2021 at 3:41 pm
NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding affirming the agencies’ intent to continue their longstanding partnership in mutually beneficial research activities advancing space, Earth, biological, and physical sciences to further U.S. national space policy and promote the progress of science.
NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020
on December 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm
“NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
NASA Exploration Mission Integral to 2020 National Space Policy
on December 9, 2020 at 10:06 pm
Today, President Donald J. Trump issued the National Space Policy.