NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

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Operations Underway to Restore Payload Computer on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

“NASA is working to resolve an issue with the payload computer on the Hubble Space Telescope. The computer halted on Sunday, June 13, shortly after 4 p.m. EDT. After analyzing the data, the Hubble operations team is investigating whether …

NASA Selects 2 Missions to Study ‘Lost Habitable’ World of Venus

“NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, the missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world when it has so many other characteristics similar to ours …

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Begins Its First Science Campaign on Mars

“The six-wheeled scientist is heading south to explore Jezero Crater’s lakebed in search of signs of ancient microbial life. On June 1, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover kicked off the science phase of its mission by leaving the “Octavia …

See the First Images NASA’s Juno Took As It Sailed by Ganymede

“The first two images from NASA Juno’s June 7, 2021, flyby of Jupiter’s giant moon Ganymede have been received on Earth. The photos – one from the Jupiter orbiter’s JunoCam imager and the other from its Stellar Reference …

Then There Were 3: NASA to Collaborate on ESA’s New Venus Mission

“As a key partner in the mission, NASA provides the synthetic aperture radar, called VenSAR, to make high-resolution measurements of the planet’s surface features. On June 10, 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the selection of EnVision as …

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars

“The science team is studying the clouds, which arrived earlier and formed higher than expected, to learn more about the Red Planet. Cloudy days are rare in the thin, dry atmosphere of Mars. Clouds are typically found at the planet …

NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Gets a Power Boost

“The spacecraft successfully cleared some dust off its solar panels, helping to raise its energy and delay when it will need to switch off its science instruments. The team behind NASA’s InSight Mars lander has come up with an …

NASA’s Juno to Get a Close Look at Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

“On Monday, June 7, at 1:35 p.m. EDT (10:35 a.m. PDT), NASA’s Juno spacecraft will come within 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) of the surface of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. The flyby will be …

Ultrasonic Welding Makes Parts for NASA Missions, Commercial Industry

“A manufacturing innovation that has applications for NASA spacecraft is being transferred to the private sector to support a variety of industries here on Earth. A burst water main is always expensive and messy, but a pipe that fails in …

Europa’s Interior May Be Hot Enough to Fuel Seafloor Volcanoes

“Jupiter’s moon Europa has an icy crust covering a vast, global ocean. The rocky layer underneath may be hot enough to melt, leading to undersea volcanoes. New research and computer modeling show that volcanic activity may have occurred on …