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NASA is hiring someone to help figure out how to get Mars rocks back to Earth — and the position pays at least $182,000

The Mars Sample Return mission aims to get pristine rocks from the red planet back to Earth, perhaps by the end of the decade.
The Crab Nebula is a remnant of a supernova explosion, captured by the Spitzer Telescope.

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is retiring after 16 years of incredible infrared imaging. It revealed nebulas and galaxies as we’d never s...

NASA's iconic Spitzer observatory is ending its mission on January 30. Look back at its awe-inspiring discoveries and images.

SpaceX is poised to launch astronauts into space this spring. Here’s how SpaceX and Boeing became NASA’s best shot at resurrecting America...

SpaceX and Boeing are the two companies in NASA's Commercial Crew program, but SpaceX is on track to launch astronauts first.
Jonny Kim readies for helicopter water survival training at NASA Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston, Texas.

Lt. Jonny Kim says the ‘controlled aggression’ he learned as a Navy SEAL and doctor is what helped him become a NASA astronaut

Kim said it was a mixture of "soft" and "hard" skills that enabled him to become one of the 13 candidates to graduate from NASA's latest program.
Vyommitra, a female humanoid robot being developed by the Inertial Systems Unit of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

India wants to send a legless, female humanoid robot called ‘Vyommitra’ into space

The robot could reportedly launch this year as part of an unmanned mission and would communicate with crew on the ground in 2 languages.

Vintage NASA images reveal the agency’s earliest feats, from launching the first astronauts to building a ’70s space station

NASA's earliest space-exploration endeavors included training the first astronauts and creating a golden record to send beyond our solar system.
A snapshot of the American Natural History Museum's "Worlds Beyond Earth" immersive theater experience.

New, detailed pictures of planets, moons, and comets are neither photos nor animations — they’re made using data from 50 years of NASA mis...

On January 21, the American Museum of Natural History debuts a new planetarium show that displays the solar system with stunning accuracy.
This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying its surroundings.

NASA asked kids to name its new Mars rover, and the 9 finalists include Ingenuity and Fortitude. Now it’s time to vote.

NASA received over 28,000 essays from kids who want to name the next Mars rover. The robot will search for signs of alien life and stash samples.
One of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets intentionally explodes during an in-flight abort test of the company's new Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on January 19, 2020.

‘I’m super fired up’: Elon Musk and NASA are ecstatic after acing a ‘risky’ safety test of SpaceX’s new Crew Drago...

Elon Musk said an abort test of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship was "picture perfect" and brings the company a step closer to launching astronauts.
One of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets intentionally explodes during an in-flight abort test of the company's new Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA.

SpaceX just launched and intentionally exploded a rocket for NASA in a vital safety test of its Crew Dragon spaceship

The Falcon 9 rocket was programmed to shut off and put SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship through the ultimate safety test. It appears to have worked.