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.
Flower moon 2023: When to see the brightest full moon in May
The flower moon was named by Native Americans in the northern and eastern U.S., according to NASA. They observed flowers in abundance during this springtime full moon, which inspired the name “flower moon."
FAA clears SpaceX to launch giant rocket from Texas
The space company said the nearly 400-foot-tall Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket will be the most powerful rocket ever launched.
Southwest brings back Companion Pass for limited-time only
Customers have to act quickly if they want to take advantage of the promotion.
How to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus at the same time
A rare planetary alignment has arrived, and all you have to do to enjoy it is to know where and when to look.
Relativity Space warns of debris field from 3D-printed Terran I rocket
The Terran I rocket launch was historic because it was the first successful launch of a 3D-printed rocket. However, the second stage failed to make orbit. Now, officials are warning of debris left from that second stage.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope finds 'turbulent skies' with clouds, water molecules on exoplanet
Using the James Webb Space Telescope, the team discovered the largest number of molecules ever identified at the same time outside our Solar System.
See Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus at the same time
It’s a planetary alignment party and you’re invited!
NASA discovers asteroid that has slight chance of hitting Earth on Valentine's Day 2046
NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office has been tracking a new asteroid named 2023 DW that has a very small chance of impacting Earth on Feb. 14, 2046.
Artemis II set to send humans to orbit the moon in 2024 after historic rocket launch exceeds expectations
Artemis I mission launched on Nov. 16, 2022 and then returned on Dec. 11, 2022. Uncrewed, it tested the Orion spacecraft and the SLS rocket, the most powerful rocket ever used.
Watch: New video from Hubble space telescope captures asteroid-smashing debris from successful DART mission
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission involved slamming a 1,200-pound spacecraft about the size of a vending machine into an asteroid at 13,000 miles per hour.
Time zone debate hits the moon; world asks what time is it really on the lunar body?
A joint international effort is underway to set a time zone on the moon. The natural satellite makes a complete orbit around Earth every 27 days, but the moon takes nearly 30 days to complete a full lunar day.
Watch: Green light beam spotted over Hawaii likely came from Chinese satellite, astronomers say
A telescope captured the unusual light beam flashing from left to right across the sky in Hawaii in late January.
Watch NASA launch 2 small rockets from Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility
The launch is currently scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10 and the two Improved-Orion suborbital sounding rockets will be sent beyond the stratosphere between 8-10 a.m. EST.
NASA announces plan to test nuclear rocket engine for possible Mars mission
NASA says they are testing the rocket engine with a plan to have an in-space demonstration by 2027. This technology could help astronauts travel to and from planets faster.
Buzz Aldrin, moonwalker and former astronaut, ties the knot on his 93rd birthday
Buzz Aldrin is the only one of the three astronauts from the Apollo 11 mission still alive today.
Celestial events to look out for in 2023
Don’t walk, run outside and stare at the sky during these days.
NASA plans ambitious schedule for 2023
NASA says it will keep the International Space Station in orbit through 2030 but Russia will be pulling out of the multi-national facility made of components that first launched in 1998. NASA has several key ISS supply launches planned in 2023 and the space agency also has more moon missions in the coming year.
'Buried treasure': James Webb telescope’s newest images show star at birth
‘It's like finding buried treasure,’ said scientists analyzing new images from the James Webb Space Telescope through different filters.
Geminid meteor shower peak: When and where you can see it
Some Americans will have clear skies during the meteor shower, but cloudy weather will make stargazing a challenge for many other people across the country.