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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.

NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars

“Some volcanoes can produce eruptions so powerful they release oceans of dust and toxic gases into the air, blocking out sunlight and changing a planet’s climate for decades. By studying the topography and mineral composition of a portion of …

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars’ History

“NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region. After collecting its first sample, named “Montdenier,” Sept. 6, the team collected a second, “Montagnac,” from the …

Take a 3D Spin on Mars and Track NASA’s Perseverance Rover

“Two interactive web experiences let you explore the Martian surface, as seen by cameras aboard the rover and orbiters flying overhead. It’s the next best thing to being on Mars: Two online interactive experiences let you check out Jezero …

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Successfully Cores Its First Rock

“Perseverance will obtain additional imagery of the sample tube before potentially completing the process of collecting its first scientifically-selected Mars sample. Data received late Sept. 1 from NASA’s Perseverance rover indicate the team has achieved its goal of successfully …

An Accidental Discovery Hints at a Hidden Population of Cosmic Objects

“Brown dwarfs aren’t quite stars and aren’t quite planets, and a new study suggests there might be more of them lurking in our galaxy than scientists previously thought. A new study offers a tantalizing explanation for how a …

NASA Begins Air Taxi Flight Testing with Joby

“NASA began flight testing Monday with Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of the agency’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign. This testing runs through Friday, Sept.10, at Joby’s Electric Flight …

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Explores a Changing Landscape

“A new video rings in the rover’s ninth year on Mars, letting viewers tour Curiosity’s location on a Martian mountain. Images of knobbly rocks and rounded hills are delighting scientists as NASA’s Curiosity rover climbs Mount Sharp …

NASA Spacecraft Provides Insight into Asteroid Bennu’s Future Orbit

“In a study released Wednesday, NASA researchers used precision-tracking data from the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to better understand movements of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu through the year 2300, significantly reducing …

NASA’s Perseverance Team Assessing First Mars Sampling Attempt

“Data sent to Earth by NASA’s Perseverance rover after its first attempt to collect a rock sample on Mars and seal it in a sample tube indicate that no rock was collected during the initial sampling activity. The rover …

A Few Steps Closer to Europa: Spacecraft Hardware Makes Headway

“Take a closer look at the complex choreography involved in building NASA’s Europa Clipper as the mission to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa approaches its 2024 launch date. The hardware that makes up NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft is …