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LATEST NASA NEWS ON MISSIONS, LAUNCHES AND LIVE FEED VIDEOS

Could YOU design a toilet for a trip to Mars? NASA challenges entrepreneurs to invent a way for astronauts to relieve themselves comfortably on the nine-month journey to the Red Planet

19/01/22 11:00

18/01/22 18:36

NASA hasn't sent a vehicle to explore the surface of the moon since the last Apollo landing in 1972 - 50 years ago this year. Two contractors have competing rover designs for a landing this year.

18/01/22 13:14

Curiosity landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 - and since has been roaming around Gale Crater collecting and analysing rock samples, relaying the data back to Earth.

18/01/22 10:14

The space rock, called 7482 (1994 PC1), poses no threat to the Earth as it will be five times farther away from the planet than the moon, as it shoots by at 43,000 mph at 21:51 GMT tonight.

17/01/22 14:20

Magnetic field evidence on the moon has baffled planetary scientists for decades, but a new study, by experts from Brown University Providence, Rhode Island may have the answer.

17/01/22 12:44

The $20 billion Space Launch System (SLS) has been in development since 2011, and has been hit by multiple delays and problems over the past decade.

14/01/22 12:35

Experts from the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC, examined tiny samples of the meteorite to better understand what caused the carbon-rich compounds.

13/01/22 19:02

The space rock, called 7482 (1994 PC1), poses no threat to the Earth as it will be five times further away from the planet than the moon, as it shoots by at 43,000 mph.

13/01/22 16:01

What's believed to be an 'exomoon' - a moon outside our solar system - is orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet called Kepler 1708b, say scientists at Columbia University in New York.

13/01/22 14:13

Mission control engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland are fine-tuning Webb's individual optics into one huge, precise telescope.

12/01/22 17:01

The study into icy Mimas, which is the smallest astronomical body known to still be round in shape due to self-gravitation, was carried out by the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado

12/01/22 15:29

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei snapped a stunning image of Mount Everest while on the ISS and asked his Twitter followers if they can see the massive mountain in the image.

11/01/22 11:49

The SUV-sized vehicle has been on the Red Planet since February 2021, and is slowly trundling through the Jezero Crater taking rock samples for later retrieval.

10/01/22 16:01

Photographs of rich turbulence in the polar regions of Jupiter's gassy atmosphere were sent back to Earth by the NASA Juno spacecraft to be studied by scientists.

09/01/22 00:47

The world's most powerful telescope on a mission to answer unsolved questions about the universe completed one of its important stages yesterday, to the relief of Nasa scientists.

07/01/22 18:26

The space telescope was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery's cargo bay on April 25, 1990, sitting 340 miles above the surface of the Earth.

07/01/22 14:36

It has been slowly unfolding, part-by-part, as it makes the million mile journey to the second lagrange point, a gravitationally stable point between the sun and Earth.

07/01/22 14:15

Originally expected to last about 15 years, the US and Russia-led ISS has been operational since November 2000, and NASA is looking to the private sector for its replacement.

07/01/22 13:25

Experts from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wanted to find out why an object dubbed TIC 400799224 emits strange signals.

06/01/22 19:23

Callisto will combine into one interface the voice control technology of Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant with Cisco's Webex video conferencing system.

06/01/22 16:03

A life-size replica of Sierra Space's Dream Chaser plane is on display at this year's CES, along with a smaller version of the company's inflatable space station that will cater to astronauts and tourists.

06/01/22 10:06

Originally expected to last about 15 years, the US and Russia-led ISS has been operational since November 2000, and NASA is looking to the private sector for its replacement.

05/01/22 19:57

NASA's James Webb Telescope deployed its secondary mirror Wed at 9:52am ET and the secondary support structure was then latched at by 11:51 ET - and 30mins later it was secure.

05/01/22 18:22

MailOnline has pulled together a selection of the most exciting, or most notable space events happening over the coming year.

04/01/22 22:13

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has fully deployed its massive 70-foot sunshield that consists of five layers of small plastic sheets coated with reflective metal to block out light in space.

03/01/22 20:04

Jim Green explained the protective shield would stop the sun from stripping Mars' atmosphere, allowing the Red Planet to terraform itself to let humans walk on the surface without spacesuits.

03/01/22 10:07

James Webb has been hit with yet another delay - this time to the tightening of its sunshield. This was originally expected to occur on January 2, but will now take place no earlier than today.

31/12/21 21:01

NASA announced on Friday the Biden administration is extending operations of the ISS through 2030, but the ship was only meant to last 156 years and is starting to age.

31/12/21 17:19

To get an idea of just how packed a year it has been in space travel, science and adventure, MailOnline has pulled together a selection of highlights.

31/12/21 15:42

In an online photo gallery, NASA has shared images from 'breakthrough investigations' ISS crew members worked on this year, including growing veg in space.

31/12/21 09:45

The space rock, called 7482 (1994 PC1), poses no threat to the Earth as it will be five times further away from the planet than the Moon, as it shoots by at 43,000 mph.

30/12/21 17:24

The telescope, which blasted off from the Guiana Space Centre on Christmas Day, is seen as a mere speck in the sky among the stars in footage.

30/12/21 13:21

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on November 24, 2021.

30/12/21 10:31

The SUV-sized rover touched down on Mars' Jezero Crater in February 2021, following a seven minutes of terror descent to the Martian surface.

29/12/21 16:59

The world's richest man has a mission to make humanity a multi-planetary species, through a colony on Mars. Elon Musk hopes to have the first humans on Mars within a decade as a 'worst case scenario'

29/12/21 15:44

NASA astronaut Michael 'Rich' Clifford died late on Tuesday at the age of 69. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1994, but kept the disease a secret to finish out his career as an astronaut.

29/12/21 13:36

'Our telescope is blooming like a flower in space,' the US space agency tweeted,' adding that 'this marks the start of a major phase to #UnfoldTheUniverse: our sunshield deployment.'

28/12/21 11:59

The $10 billion telescope, a joint project between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), reached lunar altitude in the early hours of this morning.

27/12/21 11:05

The incredible shot, which is featured as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, was taken from Thailand and shows a pagoda in Doi Inthanon National Park in the foreground.

27/12/21 08:46

Following the launch on December 25, NASA has now confirmed that the gimbaled antenna assembly has been successfully deployed.

26/12/21 14:54

President Biden and Vice President Harris commended NASA for the Christmas Day launch of the James Webb Space Telescope which completed its first mid-course correction burn

25/12/21 12:25

Scientists and engineers shouted 'Go Webb, go!' as the NASA James Webb Telescope module detached from its rocket and floated off into space far above the earth's surface.

24/12/21 21:24

NASA is looking to a group of theologians to learn how humans would react to the discovery of alien life and if it will change religious beliefs. The agency hired theologians to answer these questions.

24/12/21 14:10

The image was captured by Yangwang 1, which is a small satellite launched by Chinese technology company, Origin Space, based in Guangdong, China.

24/12/21 11:12

It won't actually be the man in red, rather the International Space Station as it speeds around the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, orbiting 250 miles above the surface.

24/12/21 10:01

The JWST is scheduled to launch from the European Space Agency spaceport in French Guiana on Saturday, December 25 at 12:20 GMT atop an Ariane 5 rocket.

24/12/21 08:52

Ahead of launch, the James Webb Space Telescope was loaded into the fairing of an Ariane 5 rocket, and moved on to the launch pad at the Europeans Space Agency facility in French Guiana.

22/12/21 17:04

Nadine Wood, 48, was left with a fractured spine and pelvis after she was pinned against the wall on Halfpenny Bridge, just a minute's walk from her home in Lechlade, Gloucester.

22/12/21 09:55

Since its discovery in January this year, the comet has been fast approaching both the Sun and Earth, at nearly 160,000 miles per hour.

21/12/21 23:56

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now set to take off on Christmas Day, December 25, with a launch window between 7:20AM ET and 7:52AM ET - the previous date was December 24.

20/12/21 12:13

The James Webb Space Telescope will launch atop a European Space Agency Ariane 5 rocket, from Arianespace's launch complex, located near Kourou, French Guiana.

20/12/21 11:41

The 50-second audio track has been generated from data collected during Juno's flyby of Ganymede on June 7 this year, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California has revealed.

16/12/21 17:47

SpaceX requested NASA conduct environmental assessments of Launch Complex 49 at Kennedy Space Center, which could be the company's new orbital lunch pad for its Starship rockets.

16/12/21 15:46

Ingenuity, the first aircraft to operate from the surface of another world, is inching closer to its original airfield, where it'll await the arrival of the US space agency's newest rover, Perseverance.

15/12/21 13:23

A NASA spacecraft has officially 'touched' the sun, after it plunged through the unexplored solar atmosphere known as the corona, passing just eight million miles from the core of the star.

15/12/21 06:09

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has officially 'touched' the sun, plunging through the unexplored upper solar atmosphere, known as the corona, three years after it was first launched.

14/12/21 10:36

NASA dubs the Geminids the 'best meteor shower of the year,' due to the fact the tiny space rocks are so fast and plentiful as they burn up in Earth's atmosphere.

13/12/21 16:29

The Geminid meteor shower takes place every year between December 4 and December 17, but will peak tonight and into tomorrow. It will be visible in dark-sky locations in Britain and worldwide.

13/12/21 13:29

The Milky Way's black hole, Sagittarius A*, 'burps' a 'blowtorch-like jet' out into space through this leak, researchers from the University of North Carolina have revealed.

08/12/21 17:27

The animation shows a high microplastic concentration around the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, as well as Central America's west coast.

08/12/21 10:32

Hubble is now operating with all four active instruments for the first time since late October, said NASA, which is planning to launch its successor from Kourou, French Guiana this month.

07/12/21 16:48

The eclipse provided a short respite from the long summer's day that Antarctica has been experiencing since October.

06/12/21 21:23

NASA inaugurated its 23rd class of new astronauts on Monday. This group of 10 individuals are set to walk on the moon and could potentially soar to Mars. They begin training in January 2022.

06/12/21 12:06

The spectacle of the moon blocking out the sun reached its greatest extent at around 07:33 GMT for spectators near the edge of Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf, which went dark for two minutes.

06/12/21 10:44

Former soldier Justin Packshaw, 57, and 37-year-old doctor and ex-Army medic Jamie Facer Childs are trying to reach Antarctica's most isolated spot, the so-called Pole of Inaccessibility, in 80 days.

03/12/21 14:49

The rare spectacle of the moon blocking out the sun will reach its greatest extent tomorrow morning at around 07:33 GMT for viewers near the edge of Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf.

03/12/21 12:27

The veteran explorer, which was launched to Mars 10 years ago, captured the image using a camera at the end of its robotic arm on its way to the 'Maria Gordon Notch' on the Red Planet.

01/12/21 14:49

NASA has reschedule Tuesday's canceled spacewalk for Thursday. The walk was postponed due to a possible collision between the International Space Station and space debris.

30/11/21 21:09

Russia's space agency can now take legal action against NASA's Serena Auñón-Chancellor, who the nation claims drilled a hole in its Soyuz MS-09 vehicle that was docked with the ISS in 2018.

29/11/21 18:01

Taking place on Saturday December 4, the eclipse will reach its greatest extent at around 07:33 GMT for viewers near the edge of Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf.

29/11/21 16:36

The $10 billion telescope is all set for launch on December 22 on an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, a town in French Guiana, South America.

29/11/21 09:23

The dual speed and distance record took place during NASA's Parker Solar Probe's tenth flyby of the sun on November 21.

28/11/21 12:36

The enhanced photographs by Andrew McCarthy of Arizona, US, show every mountain, crater and cave in the lunar landscape - making the moon more accessible to the human eye.

25/11/21 11:18

On the menu for astronauts on board the ISS are crab bisque, roast turkey and blueberry cobbler, the astronauts revealed in a new video posted to NASA's Twitter page.

24/11/21 19:17

An additional 301 exoplanets have been confirmed, thanks to a new deep learning algorithm that uses a NASA spacecraft and the agency's supercomputer.

24/11/21 12:41

The robotic explorer snapped two black and white images of the Martian landscape which were then combined and had colour added to them to produce the remarkable composite.

23/11/21 22:23

NASA 's DART mission is just a few hours away. At 1:20am ET, SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a box-shaped space probe into space that will deliberately crash into an asteroid.

23/11/21 21:11

In the 1980s, a little-known chapter in the space race took place when the Soviet Union attempted to build their own version of Nasa 's Space Shuttle.

23/11/21 20:23

The photographs reveal a large hangar located near the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which is still used to launch Soyuz rockets today. At the base of the hangar are two unused Buran shuttles.

23/11/21 16:42

The two 'heavily dust-obscured' galaxies - called REBELS-12-2 and REBELS-29-2 - were found during observations with the ALMA radio telescopes in Chile's Atacama Desert.

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