Selfies, Memory Foam & More: Thank NASA For Today’s Everyday TechnologyFor years, NASA has been creating technology for space that ends up enhancing our everyday lives.
Margaret Hamilton: MIT Software Pioneer Who Helped Save Apollo 11 Moon MissionFortunately, for Apollo 11 and all of mankind, a young, brilliant MIT software engineer saw a potentially mission-crippling error coming from nearly a million miles away.
‘Dream Come True’: NASA Is One Giant Leap For A Georgia Peanut FarmerGrowing up in rural Georgia, Lewis Wooten felt light years away from the long, illustrious career he has built at NASA.
PHOTOS: Apollo 11 Mission ImagesOn July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong announced to NASA mission control, "the Eagle has landed."
VIDEO: The Race To The Moon, USA Vs. USSRDuring the Cold War, one battlefront between the USA and USSR was in the sky, as the nations fought to be first to space.
SpaceX Launches Hefty Rocket With 24 Satellites, ExperimentsSpaceX did manage for the first time to catch the fairing, or nose cone, in a giant net on an offshore boat. The California-based company is trying to recover and reuse as many rocket parts as possible — rather than letting the pieces sink in the ocean — to drive down launch costs.
SpaceX Suffers Serious Setback With Crew Capsule AccidentNASA stressed that next week's launch of a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule remains on track. The supply ship is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral on April 30. SpaceX has been making deliveries to the space station since 2012.
Spacewalking Astronauts Replace More Station BatteriesThe space station's outdated nickel-hydrogen batteries are being replaced with lithium-ion batteries, a lengthy process spanning years.
U.S.-Built Capsule With A Dummy Aboard Docks At Space StationAs the capsule closed in on the space station, its nose cap was wide open like a dragon's mouth to expose the docking mechanism. In a docking with a crew aboard, the capsule would likewise operate autonomously, though the astronauts might push a button or two and would be able to intervene if necessary.
NASA Rover Finally Bites The Dust On Mars After 15 YearsIn the end, Opportunity outlived its twin by eight years and set endurance and distance records that could stand for decades.
NASA, SpaceX Aim For March Test Of 1st New Astronaut CapsuleIt would be the first launch of U.S. astronauts into orbit, from U.S. soil, since NASA's shuttle program ended in 2011.