NASA and the defense research agency DARPA believe they can safely use nuclear energy to power human spaceflight to the red planet.
It will take the capsule about a week to fly around the moon. If the space vehicle is proven safe, NASA hopes it will carry astronauts to the lunar surface by 2025.
NASA may roll the 32-story Artemis 1 rocket into a hangar due to the storm, which should reach hurricane strength next week. NASA won't try to thread the weather needle with its Artemis 1 moon mission after all.
Engine trouble has prompted the US space agency to postpone the debut launch of its next generation rocketship. Its Artemis program aims to eventually fly astronauts back to the moon..
30 Apr 2022
The Elon Musk-owned company has become NASA's space taxi, launching astronauts to the International Space Station for the fourth time in two years. The latest mission is set to orbit for six months.
15 Dec 2021
Scientists hope to understand about solar winds and the sun's magnetic field that holds the galaxy together. The Parker Solar Probe set off from earth in 2018 before it "touched" the sun earlier this year.
24 Nov 2021
NASA is launching a spacecraft probe that will smash into an asteroid to veer it off course. The mission is a test run, designed to see if the same approach could one day work on a rock on a collision course with Earth.
11 Sep 2021
NASA's Perseverance rover succeeded on its second try to scoop up rocks on Mars. While the first effort failed, this second attempt has excited Earth-based scientists.
10 Aug 2021
The Perseverance rover is on a mission to hunt for signs of past life on Mars. But something went wrong in its first attempt to gather rock samples.
5 Jun 2021
NASA is launching two new missions to Venus at the end of the decade to find out why the planet became "an inferno-like world." The missions will take place from 2028 to 2030.
3 May 2021
Ingenuity, the first ever human-built aircraft to fly on another planet, has gotten a reprieve after successfully completing four out of five planned flights.
3 May 2021
After the successful splashdown of the SpaceX capsule with four astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) off the coast of Florida, NASA hailed at a press conference an "incredible day".