NASA's mega moon rocket rolls launchpad

Since the fall, the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft have been stacked inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, awaiting the Artemis-1 mission launch. For the first time, the Artemis-1 vehicle made the 4-mile journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launchpad 39B.

Space junk on collision course with the moon

The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tons of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several semitractor-trailers. The leftover rocket will smash into the far side of the moon at 5,800 mph (9,300 kph) on Friday, away from telescopes’ prying eyes. It may take weeks, even months, to confirm the impact through satellite images.

Space Station to retire in 2031, NASA says

NASA says it plans to extend operations of the International Space Station until 2030 after which it plans to retire the station and crash it into a remote region of the Pacific Ocean commonly known as Point Nemo.

Asteroid passes by Earth

Astronomers tracked a large and "potentially hazardous" asteroid as it made a relatively close pass by the Earth on Tuesday.

Volusia County native training to become astronaut

NASA on Monday announced the 10 new astronauts, half of them military pilots, as it looks ahead to the moon and Mars. Luke Delaney, 42, who grew up in Volusia County, holds degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering and was a distinguished naval aviator.

New astronaut grew up in Central Florida

For the first time in four years, NASA is training a new class of astronauts and one of them grew up in Central Florida . Luke Delaney, 42, from DeBary, is a retired Marine Corps major and most recently served as a research pilot for NASA. Delaney says he was surprised to hear that he was accepted as a candidate and explained that he had to first ask his wife before he made the decision.

NASA's DART mission could help make our planet safer

NASA and several partners are exploring how to prevent an asteroid from slamming into the earth. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, known as DART, will travel for nearly a year to reach the asteroid and attempt to knock it off course.

One step closer to the moon

NASA just shared its plan to get back to the moon. The agency wants to launch its Artemis test flight as early as February, 2022.

Engineers troubleshoot Starliner capsule

Boeing's Starliner capsule is heading back to the factory for further assessment before it is ready for launch. It was supposed to be sent into orbit atop a ULA Atlas V rocket on July 30 but was delayed. A new launch date has not been set.

NASA wants to expand commercial capabilities of ISS

NASA is looking to expand the commercial capabilities of the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson spoke about the future of the ISS at Cape Canaveral on Tuesday. He highlighted the efforts of private companies, which are playing a larger role in research on the outpost.

NASA unveils first results from Mars Perseverance Rover

The Perseverance Rover is hard at work, searching for signs of ancient life on Mars. After five months of experiments and research, NASA shared its first scientific results on Wednesday. The rover landed on the Red Planet in February.