The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is responsible for the U.S. space program, including space travel, research and military aerospace programs. The agency was established in 1958.
June 19 In a new approach to planetary science, a small satellite would rain even smaller satellites on Jupiter's moon.
June 12 Before humans can land on Mars, scientists have to wrestle with atmospheric conditions back home.
May 23 An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, equipped with a "classified satellite" for the National Reconnaissance Office.
April 18 From space, the U.S. Curiosity rover looks scarab-like.
March 7 Today, Florida. Tomorrow, Mars.
March 3 Space agencies across the planet launch the most ambitious plan yet to understand how the world's water works.
August 28, 2013 Nighttime images show the gradual spread of the tremendous wildfire, which is burning brighter than the city lights of Reno.
August 15, 2013 And also seafood chowder ... and curried noodles ... and Spam.
August 6, 2013 From the earliest years of the space program, the exploration of other worlds has been a source of the same techno-anxieties we have today.
July 8, 2013 A way to get 99 percent of the way into space, at 1 percent of the cost of a satellite
June 21, 2013 Nearly 1,000 frames, combined into a single Martian mosaic.
May 17, 2013 Another victory for Opportunity, the spunky little rover driving on Mars
April 4, 2013 It sits on the Red Planet, flapping hauntingly in the wind.
March 20, 2013 Behold: "One of the whitest things" we've seen on the Red Planet
March 12, 2013 NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drilled into a rock and found that it contained a clay-like material.
December 11, 2012 NASA captures, quite literally, gravity's rainbow.
October 31, 2012 "We have the same laws of chemistry, physics. If there are any locations where there are the basic ingredients, there should be the basic ingredients for life."
October 24, 2012 A fleet of vehicles ready to explore lunar and Martian terrains
August 22, 2012 Planned for 2016, NASA's next mission to Mars will examine the planet's geophysics.
August 6, 2012 There are reasons the space agency is so popular on the Internet.