NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Probe on Course to Reach Asteroid Bennu on December

A NASA spacecraft designed to bring a small sample from asteroid Bennu to Earth is on course to arrive at its destination on December 3, the US space agency has said. Launched... Read more »

NASA’s Kepler Planet-Hunting Telescope Put to Rest With Final Commands

NASA’s Kepler space telescope, that discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and revealed that our galaxy contains more planets than stars, has received its final set of commands to disconnect... Read more »

NASA Sets World Record With Its Mars 2020 ‘Supersonic Parachute’

NASA has created a world record with its “supersonic parachute” for the Mars 2020 mission that survived 37,000 kg load and was deployed in just four-tenths of a second – twice the speed... Read more »

NASA’s 41-Year-Old Voyager 2 Probe May Be Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe that was launched in 1977 has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, indicating that it is near the interstellar space. Once Voyager 2... Read more »

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Probe to Asteroid Bennu Slows Down as It Nears Target

NASA’s first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, the OSIRIS-REx, has executed the first of a series of exercises to slow down the spacecraft’s speed to put it on course for its scheduled... Read more »

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Marks 4 Years in Mars Orbit With a Selfie

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft released a selfie image of the spacecraft at Mars, celebrating its four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet. MAVEN’S selfie image looks at ultraviolet wavelengths of... Read more »

NASA Tests Foldable Heat Shield That Could Help Human Mars Landing

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday, opening the door to landing humans on Mars. The new technology – dubbed the Adaptable Deployable... Read more »

NASA’s ICESat-2 Laser Satellite to Study Earth’s Changing ICE

NASA is launching a laser-armed satellite next month that will measure – in unprecedented detail – changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice to understand what is causing ice sheets to melt... Read more »

NASA Names Astronauts for First Manned US Mission Since 2011

NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from US soil since the space shuttle programme ended in 2011. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s announcement signals a milestone... Read more »

NASA released a ton of software for free and here’s some you should try

NASA has just published its 2017-2018 software catalog, which lists the many apps, code libraries and tools that pretty much anyone can download and use. Of course, most of it is pretty... Read more »