December 10, 2019
Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker’s love of exploration changed our understanding of the cosmos.
December 3, 2019
Finding black rocks in the darkness of space isn’t easy, but new methods could help spot them all.
November 26, 2019
Every year, intrepid Antarctica explorers hunt for space rocks that have fallen to Earth.
November 19, 2019
What’s in a name? Whether you call it a planet or an asteroid, missions that explore small worlds are always exciting.
November 12, 2019
Asteroids, ho! Pioneering space miners dream of Psyche, the largest metal asteroid in the solar system.
November 5, 2019
Why are missions like OSIRIS-REx bringing pieces of an asteroid back home?
October 29, 2019
Unlike the dinosaurs, we have a space program. There are many ways we could steer an asteroid off its path towards Earth.
October 22, 2019
If a big asteroid is heading our way, how does NASA prepare for the oncoming disaster?
October 15, 2019
What happens when a giant asteroid hits Earth?
October 8, 2019
Earth is in a cosmic shooting gallery. With so many asteroids zipping around, how can we find them all before they find us?
October 2, 2019
The upcoming season will feature stories of asteroid exploration.
October 1, 2019
What's happened with InSight since it landed on Mars?
November 19, 2018
InSight is lining up to land on Mars. The trip from the top of the atmosphere to the surface of Mars is 6-and-a-half minutes of sheer terror.
November 19, 2018
Missions to outer space have come a long way since the days of Cold War competition. Farah Alibay finds that building relationships is a big part of building spacecraft.
November 13, 2018
Technology can take you to unexpected places. The MarCO cubesats, flying towards Mars with InSight, are breaking new ground on how far these small satellites can go.
November 13, 2018
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu is in charge of the InSight mission’s robotic arm and hand. His work on space robots has led him to give a helping hand back home.
November 5, 2018
Earth is a living, dynamic world thanks to volcanoes and the planetary heat that fuels them. The InSight mission wants to see if Mars also has a heartbeat deep inside its cold exterior.
November 5, 2018
Space missions often defy the odds, overcoming all obstacles. The people who work on these missions also face challenges to get where they are today. Marleen Martinez Sundgaard, the testbed lead for InSight, personifies this tenacious spirit.
October 29, 2018
The Earth "rings" when earthquakes strike, just as vibrations through a bell create a ringing sound. The InSight mission will see if tremors cause Mars to chime with its own planetary song.
October 29, 2018
Many spacecraft have died trying to get to Mars. The current record for Mars missions is 18 successes, and 25 failures. The InSight mission hopes to improve the odds.
October 16, 2018
Eight stories, one mission to outer space. “On a Mission,” a new podcast from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, launches October 29.
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