Aug. 17, 2001
An amusing accident in the Mojave desert has inspired a new kind of Mars rover -- a two-story high beach ball that can descend to the Martian surface and explore vast expanses of the Red Planet.
Dec. 12, 2001
Sky watchers can enjoy a solar eclipse on Friday, Dec. 14th, when the Moon's shadow sweeps across the Pacific Ocean and parts of the Americas.
Sept. 4, 2001
Imagine the excitement of blasting off on a powerful rocket, the strange sensations of free-fall, the novelty of mornings that return every 90 minutes... Who could sleep through all that?
Feb. 21, 2001
NASA scientists are using an experimental radar to monitor a swarm of tiny meteoroids surrounding our planet. Listen to the echoes, live!
Feb. 27, 2001
Perched on the surface of asteroid 433 Eros, NASA's NEAR spacecraft is beaming back measurements of gamma-rays leaking from the space rock's dusty soil.
April 25, 2001
Astrobiologists are visiting the Indian Ocean to explore a bizarre undersea ecosystem that doesn't need sunlight to flourish. You can join them via a live webcast on April 26th!
Nov. 15, 2001
A NASA-led team of astronomers will travel around the globe this weekend to monitor the 2001 Leonid meteor storm. Catch their reports live on the web!
Dec. 21, 2001
This holiday story tells about a visit by Santa to the International Space Station(ISS), where he has to deal with uncooperative tinsel, floating cookie crumbs, and a space-sick reindeer.
Oct. 30, 2001
A pair of satellites will soon begin mapping tiny variations in Earth's gravity, allowing scientists to track the motions of mass around and beneath the globe for the first time.
Oct. 24, 2001
NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft reached Mars last night and was captured into orbit after a successful main engine burn.