GPS III Space Vehicle 01

We are targeting December 23rd for launch of the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff is currently targeted for 8:51 a.m. EST, 13:51 UTC. For […]

NASA Mars Report: Dec. 20, 2018

NASA’s InSight has been busy. After landing on the Red Planet, the mission sent home pictures and sound, then placed its first instrument on the planet’s surface. Plus, find out what the Curiosity rover has been up to. For more Mars exploration updates, visit https://mars.nasa.gov […]

What’s So Cool About NASA’s Cold Atom Lab?

NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory on the International Space Station is regularly the coldest known spot in the universe. But why are scientists producing clouds of atoms a fraction of a degree above absolute zero? And why do they need to do it in space? Quantum […]

Earth 360 Video: The Call of Science

Join NASA Earth scientists for a 360-degree view of our planet as they head into the field to study ice in Greenland and coral reefs in Hawaii. You can stand with scientists on Arctic ice, fly above the ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice as […]

Mars 2020 Landing Site: Jezero Crater Flyover

An animated flyover of the Martian surface explains why Mars’ Jezero Crater, a 28-mile-wide ancient lake-delta system, is the best place for the Mars 2020 rover to find and collect promising samples for a possible future return to Earth. For more about the mission, please […]

NASA’s Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

Forty-one years after it launched into space, NASA’s Voyager 2 probe has exited our solar bubble and entered the region between stars. Its twin, Voyager 1, made this historic crossing in 2012. Edward Stone, the Voyager mission’s project scientist, and Suzanne Dodd, the mission project […]

Dragon Rendezvous (CRS-16)

On Saturday, December 8, International Space Station crew members will use the station’s 57.7-foot (17.6-meter) robotic arm to capture SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft and attach it to the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX’s coverage of Dragon’s arrival and capture will be streamed live starting at about 1:30 a.m. […]

Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express

Note: The Youtube event start time reflects the targeted liftoff time. Liftoff is planned for no earlier than 10:34 a.m. PST. SpaceX’s live launch webcast will begin about 15 minutes before liftoff. SpaceX is now targeting launch of the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission to […]