News and updates about NASA

New planet discovered, may support human life

NASA has announced the discovery of a new planet outside our solar system that is capable of supporting human life.

New planet discovered, may support human life

Every country except America can land on the moon

Back then we picked the best and the brightest who had the “right stuff”. Now the right stuff consists of checking DEI boxes. Opinion.

Every country except America can land on the moon

NASA scientist’s Israel trip not blocked over judicial reform

State Department denies canceling physicist's appearance at Israel Physical Society’s annual conference in Israel.

NASA scientist’s Israel trip not blocked over judicial reform

NASA to launch Israel's first space telescope

Mission will be premier astrophysics space observatory of the Israel Space Agency, will revolutionize research on the universe.

NASA to launch Israel's first space telescope

Orion space capsule returns to Earth

The main goal of the mission was to test Orion's heat shield for when it is humans and not test mannequins riding inside.

Orion space capsule returns to Earth

NASA’s Orion capsule breaks distance farthest from Earth record

Capsule flies past Apollo 13's distance record for a spacecraft designed to carry humans.

NASA’s Orion capsule breaks distance farthest from Earth record

Last minute maneuver avoids collision with Russian space junk

ISS forced to use five minute “pre-determined debris avoidance maneuver” thruster burn to move out of the path of oncoming satellite debris.

Last minute maneuver avoids collision with Russian space junk

NASA launches UFO study

Study will examine previous unclassified UFO observations to lay groundwork for future research.

NASA launches UFO study

James Webb telescope offers novel look at deep space clouds

Telescope offers extraordinary images of dense hydrogen clouds and nearby region of forming stars.

James Webb telescope offers novel look at deep space clouds

Watch: Spacecraft slams into asteroid, veers it off course

NASA and the world community are actively preparing for the possibility of an asteroid hitting Earth.

Watch: Spacecraft slams into asteroid, veers it off course

NASA delays launch of Artemis 1 moon mission

Liftoff scrubbed after leak detected during fueling and possible crack found.

NASA delays launch of Artemis 1 moon mission

NASA reveals 13 potential lunar regions for next moon landing

NASA announces 13 regions near Moon's south pole as potential landing sites for sending astronauts back to the lunar surface.

NASA reveals 13 potential lunar regions for next moon landing

Buzz Aldrin’s moon jacket sells for $2.8 million

Jacket worn during Apollo 11 mission by second astronaut to walk on the moon sells to anonymous bidder.

Buzz Aldrin’s moon jacket sells for $2.8 million

Watch: NASA's new telescope reveals 'birth of the universe'

Renowned theoretical physicist calls the new Webb telescope a 'real time machine'.

Watch: NASA's new telescope reveals 'birth of the universe'

Watch: NASA image dates back 'almost to the beginning of time'

NASA releases first image from its new telescope providing a glimpse of the universe about 13.7 billion years ago.

Watch: NASA image dates back 'almost to the beginning of time'

NASA unveils 'deepest ever' view of cosmos

NASA unveils first image from its James Webb Space Telescope, showing stars and galaxies as they appeared 13 billion years ago.

NASA unveils 'deepest ever' view of cosmos

Watch: Human trash found on Mars

Scientists are puzzled over a piece of equipment from the landing craft which recently arrived on the 'Red Planet'.

Watch: Human trash found on Mars

Are astronomers ready for a potentially hazardous asteroid?

Weizmann Institute scientist part of the team in NASA planetary defense exercise.

Are astronomers ready for a potentially hazardous asteroid?

NASA to create AI-built hypersonic missiles as Russia deterrent

NASA is reportedly working on hypersonic missiles so complex that it is building an AI to fabricate them.

NASA to create AI-built hypersonic missiles as Russia deterrent

American astronaut to get ride back to Earth in Russian capsule

An American astronaut will get a ride back to Earth in a Russian capsule, despite worry that the Russians might have left him stranded.

American astronaut to get ride back to Earth in Russian capsule

Ukraine war could signal end of International Space Station

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put the future of the International Space Station in jeopardy.

Ukraine war could signal end of International Space Station

Jewish space engineer makes Aliyah

Watch: Delta Airlines crew says farewell to NASA veteran Gerald Wittenstein who is making Aliyah with his wife.

Jewish space engineer makes Aliyah

Jewish rocket scientist Morris Rosenthal dies at 97

Pioneering American scientist worked on some of the most important aerospace projects of the second half of the 20th century.

Jewish rocket scientist Morris Rosenthal dies at 97

NASA launches James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope is hailed by NASA as the premiere space science observatory of the next decade.

NASA launches James Webb Space Telescope

Watch: NASA's Parker Solar Probe touches the sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe becomes the first spacecraft to "touch the sun".

Watch: NASA's Parker Solar Probe touches the sun

NASA spacecraft will test smash an asteroid to 'save the planet'

Experiment will test whether knocking asteroid off trajectory could one day be used to prevent a space rock from crashing into the Earth.

NASA spacecraft will test smash an asteroid to 'save the planet'

Weizmann Institute of Science measures Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Iconic giant spot on Jupiter, a massive planetary storm, measured for the first time using data collected by NASA's Juno probe.

Weizmann Institute of Science measures Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Arson? NASA satellite reveals origins of Jerusalem forest fire

Fire broke out in three separate places, four kilometers apart. Findings strengthen assumption that the fire was a result of arson.

Arson? NASA satellite reveals origins of Jerusalem forest fire

NASA to test autonomous helicopter on Mars

Attempting to make outer space history, US space agency will attempt first powered, controlled aircraft flight over another planet.

NASA to test autonomous helicopter on Mars

Trump’s tax records – the latest craze

Anybody notice that a few days ago NASA landed a rover on Mars? What counts today is that they've got their hands on Trump's taxes. Op-ed.

Trump’s tax records – the latest craze

Live: See Mars like never before

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover sends back pictures from the red planet.

Live: See Mars like never before

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

NASA rover lands on Mars with the goal of bringing back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

Get to know the NASA SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts

Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Soichi Noguchi and Dr. Shannon Walker are the 4 astronauts on the first mission on a privately owned spacecraft

Get to know the NASA SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts

Watch: Four astronauts headed to space aboard SpaceX rocket

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station, in NASA’s first mission involving a privately owned spacecraft.

Watch: Four astronauts headed to space aboard SpaceX rocket

Molecular water detected on the sunlit Moon

According to a new research, water on the moon is more common than scientists thought

Molecular water detected on the sunlit Moon

Watch: NASA spacecraft captures sample from asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reaches out its robotic arm to collect a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.

Watch: NASA spacecraft captures sample from asteroid

Watch: NASA tests rocket booster

NASA tests new space launch system booster - on the ground.

Watch: NASA tests rocket booster

SpaceX capsule makes successful return flight with NASA crew

First commercially-built space capsule makes successful return flight, with splashdown landing in the Gulf of Mexico.

SpaceX capsule makes successful return flight with NASA crew

Live: SpaceX - NASA Launch

Watch live coverage as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA make a second attempt at liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule.

Live: SpaceX - NASA Launch

Astronaut sees Tel Aviv from space and sends blessings

Astronaut Jessica Meir, whose Jewish father fought in the 1948 War of Independence, tweets Israel photo from space and sends her blessing

Astronaut sees Tel Aviv from space and sends blessings

Presidential video call with all-women Spacewalk Crew

Watch: US President Donald Trump participated in a Video Call with the First All-Women Spacewalk Crew

Presidential video call with all-women Spacewalk Crew

Jewish-Swedish astronaut embarks on space walk

Jewish-Swedish NASA astronaut participates in first all-female space walk.

Jewish-Swedish astronaut embarks on space walk

NASA to open space station for commercial businesses

Want to go to space? NASA may enable 2 private, commercial missions each year.

NASA to open space station for commercial businesses

NASA releases first image of Beresheet crash site

Image shows dark spot about 10 meters wide said to be where Israeli spacecraft crashed onto moon's surface last month.

NASA releases first image of Beresheet crash site

Israeli-Swedish astronaut preparing for first space flight

NASA's Jessica Meir to co-pilot spaceflight this September, on flight alongside first astronaut from United Arab Emirates.

Israeli-Swedish astronaut preparing for first space flight

Did NASA experiment survive 'Beresheet' lunar crash?

NASA device attached to top of Israeli spacecraft may have survived failed lunar landing, researchers believe.

Did NASA experiment survive 'Beresheet' lunar crash?

NASA head congratulates Israel

NASA Administrator after Beresheet fails to land on the moon: I have no doubt that Israel and SpaceIL will continue to explore.

NASA head congratulates Israel

Are Saturn's rings disappearing?

NASA says Saturn's iconic rings are disappearing.

Are Saturn's rings disappearing?

NASA Engineer targets porch pirates with glitter bombs

NASA engineer Mark Rober, noted for concocting elaborate homemade gadgets, decided to do something about thieves stealing packages.

NASA Engineer targets porch pirates with glitter bombs

Soon: Israeli spacecraft to land on the moon

Israeli space agency partners with NASA to launch Israeli-made craft to the moon in the coming months.

Soon: Israeli spacecraft to land on the moon

NASA signs deal with Israel Space Agency for lunar mission

NASA, SpaceIL, sign agreement for mission allowing Israel to become fourth country to land on moon.

NASA signs deal with Israel Space Agency for lunar mission

Liquid sand hot tub - fluidized air bed

Sukkot's already arrived - but heat's still here. Want to freshen up without getting wet? Try liquid sand as a substitute!

Liquid sand hot tub - fluidized air bed

Will NASA's probe reach the sun?

NASA sends probe on a seven-year journey towards the sun.

Will NASA's probe reach the sun?

NASA could send another Israeli astronaut into space, says chief

New NASA chief visits Jerusalem, says agency could send another Israeli into space, 15 years after Ilan Ramon died on space shuttle mission.

NASA could send another Israeli astronaut into space, says chief

Fourth-grader applies for NASA position

9-year-old applies to be 'planetary protection officer,' NASA replies that they 'hope to see' student as an employee when he grows up.

Fourth-grader applies for NASA position

NASA to launch mission to Sun in 2018

NASA renames mission to Sun after living scientist, explains mission will explore Sun's atmosphere and its effects on Earth's power grid.

NASA to launch mission to Sun in 2018

US spacecraft to dive into Saturn's rings in 'grand finale'

12 years of Saturn research come to an end as scientists wait for the last few questions to be answered.

US spacecraft to dive into Saturn's rings in 'grand finale'

Israeli high schoolers build satellite sent to space by NASA

A group of Israeli high schoolers built a nanosatellite and sent it to space to study the atmosphere as part of an international project.

Israeli high schoolers build satellite sent to space by NASA

NASA discovers new planets

Scientists discover 'exoplanets' that may hold potential for life.

NASA discovers new planets

NASA scientist warns of 'extinction-level' asteroid strike

NASA scientist warns that Earth is due for an 'extinction-level' event like a comet or asteroid strike and 'we won't be able to stop it.'

NASA scientist warns of 'extinction-level' asteroid strike