NASA's Juno Probe Buzzes Jupiter in Its First (and Closest) Flyby
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:23:00 -0400
NASA's Juno spacecraft whizzed by Jupiter on Saturday (Aug. 27), successfully completing the first — and closest — of 36 orbital flybys planned for the duration of the probe's mission.
Hand-Off of Space-Flown Football Launches Pre-Super Bowl Tour in Houston
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:23:00 -0400
A football flown for five months on board the International Space Station is now a symbol of the next Super Bowl. Astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned from a record 340-day expedition on the station, handed off the flown football at Space Center Houston.
Mock Mars Explorers Emerge from Habitat to End Year of Isolation in Hawaii
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:14:00 -0400
A crew of six "astronauts" returned to Earth Sunday (Aug. 28), after a year-long mock mission to Mars.
In the Clean Room: Up-Close Look at NASA's Asteroid-Sampling Probe OSIRIS-REx
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0400
Take a trip inside the clean room with NASA's Osiris-Rex asteroid-sampling spacecraft ahead of its Sept. 8, 2016 launch.
Asteroid Sampler Sneak Peek: Space.com Visits OSIRIS-REx Probe's Clean Room
Space.com got to see NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx spacecraft in the "clean room" ahead of the probe's planned Sept. 8 launch.
One-Year Mock Mars Crew 'Returns to Earth': HI-SEAS Photos
After a full year of living in isolation, six crew members for the HI-SEAS program returned to civilization on Aug. 28. The mission will help NASA prepare to send astronauts to distant locations like Mars.