April 23, 2001
Using a force field to float molten test samples precisely in mid-air, NASA's Electrostatic Levitator creates a unique environment for space-age materials processing.
Aug. 6, 2008
Sept. 18, 2001
NASA's Deep Space 1probe, a veteran of more than one spine-tingling space adventure, is about to begin its greatest adventure yet -- a daring plunge into a comet.
Jan. 12, 2001
Jan. 12, 2001
March 15, 2001
NASA scientists have combined starlight from two of the largest telescopes on Earth to form an extraordinary new tool in the search for planets outside the solar system.
April 5, 2001
A new experiment suggests that comet impacts could have sowed the seeds of life on Earth billions of years ago.
March 19, 2001
NASA's latest mission to Mars, an orbiter scheduled for launch on April 7th, will seek out underground water-ice and explore Space Weatheraround the Red Planet.
March 10, 2001
On March 22, 2001, the Russian Space Agency will ignite the engines of a Progress rocket attached to Mir and send the 135-ton Space Stationto a watery grave in the remote south Pacific. The Space Stationwill join a surprising parade of Mir-sized objects that hit Earth every year.
Nov. 27, 2001
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have detected the atmosphere of a planet circling a Sun-like star 150 light years away.