Dec. 20, 2002
One year ago this week, NASA ground controllers deactivated Deep Space 1. The craft is asleep now, but perhaps it has one more contribution to make ... to the field of archeology in the next millennium.
Dec. 12, 2002
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe announced today that elementary school teacher Barbara Morgan will visit the International Space Stationin 2003.
May 15, 2002
Scientists hope that an unusual experiment slated for launch on the Space Shuttlethis summer will reveal how plants know up from down.
Feb. 21, 2002
Astronomers have learned that the center of our Milky Way galaxy harbors a long-sought black hole. But the finding has raised even more questions than before.
March 7, 2002
Astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatoryhave spotted a mysterious pulsing x-ray beacon near the north pole of the giant planet.
Sept. 20, 2002
A puzzling object just discovered in orbit around Earth might be an Apollo rocket on a fantastic journey through the solar system.
April 12, 2002
Northern spring is the best time to spot one of the loveliest sights in the heavens: Earthlight reflected from the Moon.
Sept. 16, 2002
Imagine a "holistic spaceship" that behaves eerily alive--even telling you when it feels bad; that travels much faster and weighs much less than ordinary spacecraft; that scientists will design molecule-by-molecule. NASA researchers say it's not so far-fetched!
Sept. 9, 2002
This month Science@NASA is publishing a series of stories about the technology of space exploration. Today's installment, the second, is about the engines that will propel our future spacecraft.
Aug. 23, 2002
Astronautsonboard the International Space Stationare studying strange fluids that might one day flow in the veins of Robotsand help buildings resist earthquakes.