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NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

Engineers lost contact with the solar-powered vehicle on June 10 during a dust storm that encircled Mars. 

Feb 14, 2019, 06:48 AM IST

Woman sues NASA over piece of moon gifted by Neil Armstrong

The US astronaut gave the vial of moon dust along with a handwritten note to the little girl

Jun 13, 2018, 11:32 AM IST

NASA chief in talks with companies about running ISS

The head of the US space agency is in talks with several global companies about taking over day-to-day operations at the International Space Station in the coming years, US media said today.

Jun 06, 2018, 08:53 AM IST

US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency.

Apr 20, 2018, 10:47 AM IST

Why NASA sent human sperm to space

With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.

Apr 09, 2018, 16:05 PM IST

NASA to launch Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first flight to Sun in July

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch its humanity's first mission to the Sun, Parker Solar Probe, in July.

Apr 09, 2018, 15:57 PM IST

NASA hires Lockheed Martin to build quiet, supersonic plane

NASA has inked a deal with Lockheed Martin to develop a supersonic "X-plane" that could break the sound barrier without a sonic boom, officials said today.

Apr 04, 2018, 10:25 AM IST

NASA invests in technology for space exploration missions

NASA is investing in several next-generation technology concepts that will help the US space agency use them for future space exploration missions.

Apr 02, 2018, 10:31 AM IST

NASA set to launch its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to go on a journey to Mars to study the deep interior of the Red Planet and find traces of how it was formed.

Mar 30, 2018, 10:30 AM IST

NASA delays launch of world's largest space telescope until 2020

The most powerful space telescope ever built, the Webb telescope is considered to be the successor to NASA's 26-year-old Hubble Space Telescope.

Mar 28, 2018, 11:47 AM IST

NASA to intensify focus on Earth's frozen regions

NASA will launch two new satellite missions and conduct an array of field research in 2018, the US space agency said on Tuesday.

Mar 27, 2018, 17:18 PM IST

New milestone: NASA's Curiosity rover completes 2,000 days on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has achieved a new milestone as it completes 2,000 days on the Martian surface.

Mar 26, 2018, 12:58 PM IST

How NASA space tech has made it to the Oscars

In 2016, Epner's reputation for durable and brilliant gold coatings, built in part through its many years working for NASA, brought a new client -- the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Mar 05, 2018, 18:22 PM IST

NASA Rover's images similar to trace fossils on Mars: Scientists

The first new batch of 2018 photographs taken Curiosity Lens Imager (MAHLI) could be similar to Ordovician trace fossils.

Jan 06, 2018, 16:30 PM IST

NASA-inspired technique uplifts wheat production upto three times

The NASA experiments involved using continuous light on wheat which triggered early reproduction in the plants.

Jan 02, 2018, 13:11 PM IST

NASA's flying telescope to study Saturn's moon, comets

Sofia is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. It is a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Centre, DLR. 

Dec 30, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

NASA helps American Girl to create aspiring astronaut doll

The focus of the collaboration is the 'Girl of the Year' doll for 2018, an 11-year-old aspiring astronaut named Luciana who wants to be the first person to put boots on Mars.

Dec 29, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

NASA eyes 3D printing tech to cut cost of powering heavy rocket

A major milestone towards that end was achieved this month when engineers successfully hot-fire tested an RS-25 rocket engine with a large 3-D printed part, the US space agency said on Friday.

Dec 22, 2017, 13:45 PM IST

NASA's robotic mission to explore solar system awaits final concepts

Current New Frontiers missions are New Horizons to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, Juno at Jupiter, and the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, now heading to the asteroid Bennu for arrival in 2018.

Dec 19, 2017, 14:20 PM IST

NASA gearing up to explore untouched Antarctic stretch

The team led by two NASA scientists will begin their two- to three-week traverse in an arc around the South Pole on December 21, NASA said.

Dec 15, 2017, 15:03 PM IST