Articles about Nasa / Space
Space travel is fraught with danger and peril. Which is why it should never be considered as a joyride for the wealthy.
The ESA is looking to colonise the moon and use 3D printers to add a touch of European design.
OPINION: Indians think that a recent cartoon published by The New York Times is simply more evidence of the way the world looks at them despite their progress.
By putting a satellite into Mars' orbit, India has brought attention to its space program and its ability to do complex things inexpensively.
The US space agency has awarded contracts to American companies for payloads to be sent into space.
NASA will be reformatting the flash memory on its Mars rover Opportunity.
A new generation of manned missions to the moon by NASA is not a certainty, but many of the parts are being put into place to make it possible.
Our third installment in our series is about Rocketdyne, the company which built and designed the mighty rocket engines for the Saturn V.
Our fourth and final installment in our series is about Grumman, the company which built the Lunar Module (LEM) which made the historic manned landing on the Moon's surface on July 20, 1969.
Our first profile in our series about the Apollo program is Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
Our second installment in our series is about IBM and UNIVAC, the two primary computer systems integrators for the Apollo missions.
While many of the proud Americans who were involved in the Apollo project are no longer with us 45 years later, the technologies they built live on, will be further refined, and will return us to that lonely world and beyond.
According to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab, a solar storm has caused Voyager 1 to reach interstellar space.
Headlines that China's troubled lunar rover, named Yutu or Jade Rabbit, has breathed its last are apparently premature, after reports surface it has regained normal signal reception but still faces serious malfunction.
This is one data set that a federal agency is keen to make public.
The Voyager 1 spacecraft has been cruising along for more than 36 years and just earned its greatest achievement by being the first human-made object to break into interstellar space. Here's a look at its entire trip.
A successful test may help NASA significantly lower the cost and reliability of expensive rocket engine parts by building them with a 3-D printer.
On Tuesday night you can see a relatively rare event - a blue moon. But there's a good chance you'll be disappointed.
The Hubble Space Telescope crew released an image that shows Comet ISON on track for a potentially spectacular show on Thanksgiving day.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft which has been orbiting and photographing the ringed planet since 2004 set it sights on Earth from 900 million miles away.
Private company Planetary Resource is trying to collect $2 million through crowdfunding to help build a space telescope which will be accessible to the public.
Close examination of a photo taken by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity appears to expose a small squirrel or rat on the Martian surface.
Four powerful solar flares and CMEs have erupted from a sunspot over the past few days, and one could affect us on late Friday.
The Hubble Space Telescope showed more details of Comet ISON as it flew toward the sun on its way to possibly give us an incredible show later this year.
Ever wondered how to dissolve an antacid tablet in space? Have a look at these cool activities you could do in orbit.
NASA's next big project will be to send robots to tow a nearby asteroid where astronauts will study the space rock.
Solar airplane developer Solar Impulse has planned a flight from San Francisco to New York in another step in its quest to provide low-cost, eco-friendly air travel.
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos led an adventure to recover Saturn V engines, which may have propelled Apollo astronauts to the moon.
While a fifty-yard-wide asteroid was speeding toward Earth at 17,000 mph, a meteor crashed in Chebarkul, Russia injuring 1,200 people. And also here's what we are doing about killer asteroids.
Hurricane Sandy could be downgraded to a tropical storm if it follows its projected collision course to hit the Jersey shore on Tuesday. IT workers had better prepare.
In a Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Dan Farber, UNICEF Chief Information Officer Andre Spatz explains how field operations "scale up," integrating themselves into the global framework through a satellite system equipped with a firewall, switches, wireless access and an IT back office that can be up and running in less than four hours.
From NASA's press event for the 25th anniversary of its first shuttle launch: See the 'Columbia,' a supercomputer that turns out any kind of space-related data at an incredibly quick rate. NASA's Bryan Biegel and John Parks give the tour.
In a Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, UNICEF Chief Information Officer Andre Spatz explains how field operations "scale up," integrating themselves into the global framework through a satellite system equipped with a firewall, switches, wireless access and an IT back office that can be up and running in less than four hours.