08 Sep 2016
Washington: Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off on Thursday to study an asteroid and return to Earth seven years later with a sample for first-hand analysis.
03 Jan 2015
Washington: NASA has called for designs of an airship that can fly at altitudes higher than the current 65,000-foot limit for weather balloons and for longer than the existing ones.
07 Sep 2016
Cape Canaveral (US): NASA is going after an asteroid this week like never before. It's launching a spacecraft to the exotic black rock named Bennu, vacuuming up handfuls of gravel from the surface, and then in a grand finale, delivering the pay dirt all the way back to Earth.
03 Jun 2016
Washington: Scientists have pushed the limits of radio astronomy to detect a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a galaxy more than five billion light years away - almost double the previous record.
13 Aug 2016
New York: Today's Venus is a hellish world with temperatures reaching 462 degrees Celsius at its surface and almost not water vapour, but for up to two billion years of its early history, the planet could have hosted life, a NASA study says.
23 Jul 2016
Washington: NASA has sent a team of astronauts to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on a 16-day mission to prepare for future deep space missions and the journey to Mars.
18 Jul 2016
Washington: As we wait for Juno's first close-up images of Jupiter, NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answer fundamental questions about whether we are alone in the universe.
11 Aug 2016
Washington: NASA has selected six US companies to help develop prototypes and concepts of deep space habitats for future manned missions to Mars.
06 Jun 2016
Washington: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back a stunning image of Pluto, showing sunlight filtering through and illuminating the icy dwarf planet's complex atmospheric haze layers.
28 Jul 2016
Washington: In an intriguing find, scientists associated with NASA's Dawn spacecraft have discovered a mysterious disappearance of a significant number of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres, indicating something has happened to it.