With Star Trek icon William Shatner boldly going to space this Tuesday, some professional astronauts spoke with ABC News about Hollywood's most famous space traveler's upcoming journey aboard Jeff Bezos' New Shepard vehicle. NASA Astronauts Raja Chari, Kayla Barron, Tom Marshburn and ESA Astronaut Matthias Maurer are also headed to the final frontier, but are scheduled to blast... Read More.
(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — As deep space exploration increasingly becomes a new frontier for the private sector, a California-based firm announced Tuesday it had been awarded contracts to design two spacecraft that will go to Mars as part of a NASA mission. Long Beach-based Rocket... Read More.
By Ashley Schwartz-Lavares, Allie Yang and Andrea Amiel, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Just two years after they made history conducting the first all-woman spacewalk, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are hoping to be the first woman -- or women --... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a historic first, NASA will attempt to launch a helicopter into flight on Mars next month.If successful, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will be the first powered, controlled flight of an... Read More.
By LUKE BARR and KATHERINE FAULDERS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- A NASA site in California is being considered as a potential location to house the growing number of migrants coming across the border, according to sources briefed on the plans.Sources told... Read More.
By: CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- NASA officially named its headquarters in the nation's capital after Mary W. Jackson, the agency's first Black woman engineer, with a ceremony honoring her legacy on Friday."With the official naming of the Mary... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- NASA released new video for the first time Monday from its Perseverance rover's landing on Mars last week.The footage, shot from multiple cameras, captures the rover's entry, descent and landing on the red... Read More.
On Thursday, the Perseverance Mars Rover successfully landed on the Red Planet. To celebrate the achievement, a cover version of the David Bowie classic "Life on Mars?" sung by alternative rocker Yungblud and featuring various musicians who toured and recorded with... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- NASA said it will pay a private firm $1 to collect a sample of the moon as part of its initiative to solicit help from commercial companies to obtain moon rocks and dust.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(ORLANDO) -- In just a few weeks, NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a diverse crew of astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the Crew Dragon spacecraft's first operational flight.The... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- NASA is set to touch an asteroid, break off a sample, and bring it back to Earth for the first time during a history-making mission that culminates on Tuesday.The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft... Read More.