To test the effects of microgravity on astronauts traveling on extended space missions, the agency will pay qualified candidates who are willing and able to stay (mostly) horizontal for 70 days straight.
Never mind Comet ISON: If all goes well, in January the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe will "wake up" in preparation for a rendezvous with Comet 67-P, currently hanging out in the vicinity of Jupiter.
Now that the craft is officially in interstellar space, it should continue to send data back to Earth for another 12 years or so, barring any unforeseen complications. Understandably, scientists are excited.
Later this year, a project will arrive at the International Space Station containing all the materials needed to grow a special breed of lettuce for eventual on-board consumption.
As part of this week's Festival of the Planets celebration, University College London has made available to the public a selection of historic images from its archive. Included are glimpses of the surface of Venus.
They're the first major finds by NASA's X-ray space observatory, which went into orbit last year. Scientists expect it to find many more in the near future.
The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) recently met in Seattle to discuss their progress on designing a transportation system that would cost "about 3,000 times less" than a space shuttle trip.
The massive storm that wrapped itself around the planet in 2010-2011 seems to have dredged up water ice from an invisible lower atmospheric layer, according to NASA researchers.
Discovered in the constellation of Capricornus with the help of the Very Large Telescope (VLT), HIP 102152's characteristics confirm longstanding scientific speculation about how stars like ours age.
First launched in 2009, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft has been asleep in polar orbit for two years. Next month, it'll be turned back on to help locate potentially dangerous near-Earth objects.
This week the International Astronomical Union, long responsible for giving planets sexy names like "HD 189733b," surprised many by opening the process to the general public. Not surprisingly, there are some rules involved. (Sit down, Trekkies.)
University of Strathclyde scientists have identified 12 asteroids that could be retrieved using current technology within the next three to eight years...assuming they work very, very carefully.
Reports of hearing meteors as they passed overheard were largely dismissed until about 20 years ago, when a scientist proved that very low-frequency radio waves could be picked up by certain objects, such as wire-rimmed glasses.
A new study warns that the rock that landed near Chelyabinsk in February may be part of a larger group of asteroid remnants, all with orbits that could potentially lead them to Earth.
For the first time, astronauts were able to operate a space vehicle in California from their seats aboard the International Space Station. The feat opens up new possibilities for remote planetary exploration.