Natalie Portman plays a female NASA astronaut who shares her name with the heroine of the psychedelic Beatles classic. Following a trip into space, she slowly starts to lose her mind.
The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have viruses like herpes, chickenpox and shingles reactivate, according to new NASA research. The reason may be the same for viral reactivation on Earth: stress.
It has been almost eight years since the last flight of the space shuttle program took place but new projects by NASA, SpaceX, Boeing and SpaceIL could signal the dawn of a new Space Age.
NASA has announced the first-ever all-female spacewalk will take place on March 29, right at the end of Women’s History Month.
No one was aboard the Dragon capsule launched Saturday on its first test flight, only an instrumented dummy. But the three ISS astronauts had front-row seats as the sleek, American-made spacecraft docked with the station.
The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the “Alien” movies. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting people on board later this year.
Katherine Johnson, the “human computer” whose work was depicted in the 2016 film Hidden Figures, was recognized on Friday as the agency renamed a building after the pioneer.
Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who rocketed to the national spotlight when his congresswoman wife Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he’s running to finish John McCain’s last term in the U.S. Senate.
Aisha Bowe has enjoyed a meteoric rise from mediocre student to her dream job at NASA to CEO of a successful business. The D.C. resident’s long, winding road there is the stuff of black history.
The past five years are the warmest in recorded history, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced Wednesday, part of a continued trend of higher temperatures around the world.
For Lt. Gen. Richard “Rich” Scobee, losing his father in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger was a personal tragedy he and the families of other members of the crew have shared with the nation for 33 years.
The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto opened the new year at an even more distant world, a billion miles beyond.
The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It’s the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet (500 meters) across.
Roman was the first chief of astronomy in the office of space science at NASA headquarters and was the first woman to hold an executive position at the agency.
The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.