"These new space explorers asked to join NASA because they know we’re doing big, bold things here – developing missions to go farther into space than ever before," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said.
Astronauts may have to face serious health risks from elevated radiation levels if they travel to Mars, recent Nasa research revealed — meaning that improved technology to shield space travelers from danger would have to be developed before missions could begin.
Social media-loving astronaut Chris Hadfield released a new treat for the Internet Sunday: a video of him performing David Bowie's beloved "Space Oddity" all the way from the International Space Station.
NASA has scheduled an emergency space walk to find and fix the source of an ammonia leak at the International Space Station, a quickly-planned interstellar rescue mission that is being broadcast live right now.
A New Hampshire auction house will soon be offering a decidedly odd artifact to the bidding public: an electrocardiogram (EKG) of recently deceased astronaut Neil Armstrong's heartbeat, right before he landed on the moon in 1969.
"We did a double take when we saw this vortex because it looks so much like a hurricane on Earth," Andrew Ingersoll, a Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, said.
The launch of the new US Antares rocket has been postponed due to poor weather conditions at the Virginia launch site, although the private company developing the craft under a US NASA contract plan on trying again Sunday.