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May 14, 2021
Learn how you can help NASA conduct scientific research at CitSciCon, a virtual event with interactive activities taking place May 21 – 22, 2021.
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Space Experiments
May 13, 2021
Space gardening can help astronauts enhance their diet with fresh produce. A NASA study examines whether tending to plants can also uplift crew moods.
Solar System
May 12, 2021
Launching this summer, NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will showcase the dynamic powers of laser communications technologies. With NASA’s ever-increasing human and robotic presence in space, missions can benefit from a new way of “talking” with Earth.
Solar System
May 12, 2021
NASA has determined that the next opportunity to propose for the fifth round of New Frontiers missions will occur no later than fall of 2024.
Solar System
May 12, 2021
A new video gives viewers the sensation of standing on the Red Planet and seeing the action firsthand.
Solar System
May 12, 2021
Glenn researchers are studying a futuristic concept to explore Titan.
Universe
May 11, 2021
For the last time while it is on Earth, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope opened its iconic primary mirror.
Sun
May 11, 2021
In the sparse collection of atoms that fills interstellar space, Voyager 1 has measured a long-lasting series of waves where it previously only detected sporadic bursts.
Solar System
May 11, 2021
NASA’s newest Mars rover is beginning to study the floor of an ancient crater that once held a lake.
Solar System
May 10, 2021
After nearly five years in space, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
Earth
May 10, 2021
A seaward journey funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation sets sail in the northern Atlantic for the month of May—the sequel to a complimentary, and yet contrasting, expedition that took place in the northern Pacific in 2018.
Science Activation
May 10, 2021
The free event, which runs from Tuesday, May 11, through Tuesday, May 18, will feature experts from NASA’s Science Activation Program—a community-based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages.
Collage of photos including kids swimming underwater and working with a large tub of soil.
Earth
May 10, 2021
Scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, are breaking out their 3D glasses — not to watch the latest blockbuster movie, but to get a more detailed look at blockbuster storm clouds, and ultimately, a better understanding of severe weather.
Solar System
May 7, 2021
The Red Planet rotorcraft headed south in support of furthering research into the potential use of aerial scouts on Mars in the future.