NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space administration. It is an independent agency of the US federal government that is working on civilian space programs, aeronautics and space research. Established in 1958, NASA was created at the advent of the Space Age which started in 1957 with the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. NASA was established in 1958. NASA has led most of the US' space exploration efforts including the Apollo Moon Landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System, Commercial Crew vehicles, and the planned Lunar Gateway space station. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program, which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for uncrewed NASA launches. There are four main directorates the organisation looks at. First in Aeronautics Research, that focuses on developing advanced aviation technology. Second is science, that deals with programs for understanding the origin, structure, and evolution of the universe, the solar system, and Earth. Third is Space Technology that looks at the development of space science and exploration technologies. The fourth and last one is Human Exploration and Operations, concerning the management of crewed space missions, including those to the International Space Station, as well as operations related to launch services, space transportation, and space communications for both crewed and robotic exploration programs. More
The celestial treat will be visible from anywhere on earth but those in the northern hemisphere might have a better view, Rick Fienberg, senior contributing editor of Sky & Telescope magazine has said
The search for the first interstellar meteor is being spearheaded by a Harvard physicist who has raised over a million dollars to probe the depths of the ocean for its fragments.
NASA on March 15 unveiled the first prototype for a newly designed next-generation spacesuit specially tailored and accessorized for the next Moon mission. The latest in moon-wear was displayed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston during an event hosted for the media and students by Axiom Space, the Texas-based company contracted by NASA to build suits for Artemis, successor to the Apollo moon program.
81-year-old Jerry Jouret-a former NASA employee- survived by eating the snacks that were with him inside the car.
NASA has been tracking the asteroid, whose diameter is 49.29 metres in diameter and is at a distance of 0.12 astronomical units (AU) from Earth.
SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on March 2, including the first person from the Arab world going up for an extended month-long stay. The Falcon rocket bolted from Kennedy Space Center shortly after midnight, illuminating the night sky as it headed up the East Coast.
On February 14, NASA released a stunning panorama of 368 images of titanium tubes stuffed with Martian rock samples collected by its Perseverance rover which would be sent to Earth. This is the first sample depot in another world
IBM can make the foundational model to study reams upon reams of Earth and geospatial science data collected by NASA - for insights as well as to create a searchable corpus of Earth science literature.
Scientists operating the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) crunched the data that made it back to Earth, and have now published a picture of the Teddy bear face on Mars.
The image, taken by the MRO's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera, shows a rocky outcropping that bears a striking resemblance to the face of a bear.
Some of the upcoming space exploration missions to look forward to this year.
Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0.89 degrees Celsius, above the average for NASA's baseline period 1951-1980, scientists from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York reported.
A.C. Charania joined the space agency in his new role on January 3. He replaces another Indian-American scientist Bhavya Lal, who served as acting chief technologist prior to the former's appointment.
In his position, AC Charania will align NASA's agencywide technology investments with mission needs across six mission directorates and oversee technology collaboration with other federal agencies, the private sector, and external stakeholders, NASA said in a statement on Monday.
NASA’s photograph taken last month featuring all planets even had Neptune and Uranus making it a nearly “all planet panorama”.
The year 2022 has seen some of the key developments and breakthroughs in science. From images of unseen universe to breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatments. Let’s take a look at some…
The telescope, named for James Webb, the NASA administrator during the build-up to the Apollo moon landings, is a joint project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the most powerful telescope launched into space. The JWST was laucnhed on December 25, 2021. The telescope has complete a year in space and has captured some of the amazing pictures of space ever since its launch. Here are some of the best pictures of space shared by the NASA's JWST.
From Pillars of Creation, Neptune rings, to Cosmic Cliffs, 2022 has been full of some of stunning space images. James Webb Space Telescope, which was successfully launched on December 25, 2021, shared some of the most spectacular images during this year. Here are some of the best pictures from space in 2022.
"My power’s really low, so this may be the last image I can send,” the team of NASA's InSight lander said in a message posted on Twitter.
The Falcon 9 rocket, owned and operated by billionaire Elon Musk's commercial launch company under NASA contract, was set for blastoff at 3:46 a.m. PST (1146 GMT) from Vandenberg U.S. Space Force Base, about 170 miles (275 km) northwest of Los Angeles.
NASA Orion: After racing through the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) per hour, the uncrewed capsule floated down to the sea with the help of three large orange and white parachutes.
Ex NASA engineer Mark Rober’s initial plan failed and after several attempts, he, with the help of his friend and NASA engineer Adam Stelzner, managed to drop the egg successfully without breaking it.
Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for his second state visit to the United States since taking office in 2017 and is expected to confront President Joe Biden over new American subsidies that are riling European leaders already facing the economic fallout following Russia's February invasion of Ukraine.
The previous record was created by Apollo 13 which logged the record on April 14, 1970 by travelling 400,171km from Earth