In October 2018, if all goes as planned, an Ariane 5 rocket will lift off from French Guiana, just north of the equator, carrying the most sophisticated, deepest-peering space telescope ever conceived.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law federal legislation that will continue funding for the Johnson Space Center and other Texas-based space facilities.
On Friday, Astronaut Scott Kelly spoke about his record-setting 340-day mission for the first time since returning to Earth. He's sore, he said, but not ruling out a return to orbit. (Premium)
Beginning Saturday, the NASA 905 and a space shuttle replica named Independence, which is mounted on top of Space Center Houston’s newest exhibit, Independence Plaza, will be open to the public.
An unmanned rocket loaded with 7,400 pounds of cargo for the International Space Station — the first U.S. shipment in months — was grounded by dangerous gusts Saturday.
A week after NASA scientists said data from a satellite that orbits Mars confirmed water pours down craters on the red planet, a Mars rover team has it own big water announcement.
Scientists say red planet appears to have flowing water
Several small streams of salty water are found along the slopes of craters on Mars, NASA officials and scientists announced Monday. The finding, based on data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is the strongest evidence that liquid water can be found on the red planet.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Could it be that Mars is home to a vast ocean? Is there proof of life on the Red Planet? Or can it be some of the rock formations on Mars are man — or Martian — made?
In one scene of Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie, “The Martian,” a group of serious-looking NASA administrators meet in a video conference with a group of harried-looking engineers.
SAN ANTONIO — Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA’s next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — After some weather delays, a Japanese cargo ship successfully launched Wednesday morning headed for the International Space Station.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Kirk Shireman, a 30-year NASA veteran who was most recently the deputy director for the Johnson Space Center, is the new manager of the International Space Station Program.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — It may have lasted only about nine minutes and didn't launch anything into space, but Thursday's tests of the RS-25 engine put NASA one step closer to Mars.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER - Sulaiman Al Blooshi said he knew there was something special about his son from the time he began to walk at their home in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — As of July 7, eight new astronauts are ready to help advance scientific research aboard the International Space Station and pave the way for America’s new space launch capabilities and journey to Mars.
New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet above the surface of the icy body.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft got humanity’s first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Christmas is arriving early at NASA and the gift is the invaluable data that the New Horizons probe will yield about Pluto as it passes by the dwarf planet early today, a NASA official said.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Fifty-six years and three months since NASA announced the original Mercury 7 astronauts, the space agency Thursday introduced the first four astronauts who will train to fly on commercial crew vehicles.
Last month’s launch explosion of a SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station will be at the forefront of a meeting Friday of the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee in Washington.
HOUSTON — Officials with the Houston Airport System said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration granted a Launch Site License for Ellington Airport.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — The book that chronicled the stories of the wives of America’s first astronauts is now a TV series.
DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan — A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint.
During the Citizens for Space Exploration advocacy trip to Washington D.C., several members of Congress pledge their support for robust funding for NASA and associated space programs.
About 32 college students from across the country where a big part of the Citizens for Space Exploration human space flight advocacy trip to Washington D.C. this week.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER - In an effort to garner congressional support for continued funding for NASA’s Johnson Space Center and its programs 24 years ago, six travelers from the area flew to Washington and visited seven congressional offices.
The inside of Space Center Houston looked like the Cantina Sunday afternoon as droids, Jedis, storm troopers and bounty hunters celebrated Star Wars Day. Albeit a day early.
Distorted eyeballs. Decreased blood circulation. Increased feelings of isolation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the human body can experience a wide range of unique medical symptoms living in a space station 268 miles away from the surface of Earth and hurtling through space at 17,150 mph.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Boeing and SpaceX will share the responsibilities to take astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA officials announced Tuesday.
LITTLETON, Colo. — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.
HOUSTON — With the help of a 440-ton crane, the space shuttle replica Independence lifted off Thursday morning and landed safely on the back of a historic shuttle carrier Boeing 747.
HOUSTON — The public is invited to see a giant crane lift the space shuttle replica Independence to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston’s historic shuttle carrier aircraft on Aug. 14.
For the 23rd year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and the Citizens for Space Exploration journeyed to Washington, D.C., to advocate for manned space exploration.
Two days after it began its trek from Ellington field, the Boeing 747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft arrived at its final destination at Space Center Houston Wednesday morning.
HOUSTON — The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft began it's journey from Ellington Field to its final resting place at Space Center Houston on Monday.
HOUSTON — People gathered on the side of state Highway 3 on Monday night to see sections of the eight-story Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft inch their way toward Space Center Houston.
WEBSTER —The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew into Ellington Field for an air show. When it leaves today it will roll out in pieces.
WEBSTER — The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft that once ferried NASA space shuttles across the country will make one more short trip to become part of an exhibit at Space Center Houston.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center has been remodeled and retooled as NASA moves closer to putting its new spacecraft into orbit.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Houston will continue to provide support to International Space Station activities at Johnson Space Center after NASA exercised a $22 million, one-year extension option on the contract with the company.
The only set of twins to ever travel to space will provide scientists with an new way to compare and study the effects of microgravity on the human body.
SPACE CENTER HOUSTON — Local and international educators will gather today for the 20th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference at Space Center Houston, where journalist Dan Rather will speak about his experience covering spaceflight.
HOUSTON — “NASA: Through Our Eyes,” a sampling of photographs captured by Johnson Space Center’s photographers and astronauts, is showing now through Feb. 9 at Space Center Houston.
HOUSTON — Privately owned orbital facilities and regular space tourism could be a reality by the end of the next decade, the president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation said Wednesday.