NASA seeks ideas for Mars sample return mission

NASA is rethinking how to bring samples from Mars back to Earth after a review found that current budget constraints would delay the Mars sample return mission to 2040 and cost more than $11 billion.

NASA unveils super quiet X-59 supersonic jet

NASA has unveiled the X-59 aircraft designed and built by Lockheed Martin to produce quiet supersonic air travel and eventually make supersonic flights available commercially.

NASA plans for 2024 include supersonic X-plane

NASA is hoping to launch the supersonic X-plane in 2024. The X-59, designed and put together by Lockheed Martin, has a long, pointed nose and is built so that the sonic boom sound is reduced to a "gentle thump" or possibly no sound at all,

NASA, SpaceX launch joint mission

NASA and SpaceX launched a spacecraft into space on Friday morning – one that will travel for the next six years en route to a metal-rich asteroid, called "Psyche."

NASA's asteroid sample returning to Earth

After a seven-year journey to the asteroid Bennu and back to Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is weeks away from dropping off its precious cargo, sending its capsule with bits of asteroid flying through Earth's atmosphere to land in the remote desert of Utah.

NASA's asteroid sample returning to Earth

After a seven-year journey to the asteroid Bennu and back to Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is weeks away from dropping off its precious cargo, sending its capsule with bits of asteroid flying through Earth's atmosphere to land in the remote desert of Utah.

NASA releases new UFO report

NASA says it’s shifting sensationalism to science when it comes to UFO research. The agency just released a new report on what we know about abnormal sightings above us and a roadmap for future exploration.

NASA/SpaceX launch of Crew-7 mission

SpaceX and NASA successfully launched the latest crewed mission to the International Space Station. After a scrubbed launch attempt on Friday, it was “all systems go” for an early Saturday morning liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket Florida.

SpaceX Crew-7 astronauts prepare for launch

The NASA/SpaceX Crew-7 is targeting a launch this Friday. The astronauts in the upcoming mission arrived in Central Florida on Sunday. This is the first time that a NASA/SpaceX mission will include astronauts from four different space agencies.

4-person crew sealed in Mars simulator

A crew of four volunteers have begun their mission to stay inside a habitat for the next 378-days. The first CHAPEA crew began their journey on Sunday evening at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA building electric airplane

It's a concept once only found in the imagination: an electric aircraft that's able to lift off and then fly. NASA is on the cutting edge of building such a plane.

Meet the new leader of NASA

After more than 30 years, there’s a change in leadership at NASA. Kathy Lueders, who led NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate and oversaw the International Space Station, retired in April 2023 after more than three decades with the space agency. Former astronaut Ken Bowersox will now lead the missions.