Space Exploration and Research
What a Space Shuttle Launch Costs
Find out how much it cost taxpayers for each space shuttle launch. Read about why the space program was so expensive. See how much the U.S. government and NASA spent over the lifetime of the program.
No Money, No Mars, No Moon, Spaceflight Panel Finds
Boldly going to Mars in the future or even back to the moon by 2020 will cost a lot more money than NASA has right now, according to the blue-ribbon panel assigned by President Obama to review the future of the U.S. human space flight program.
Commercial Space Flight Travelers Will Face Terror Screening
Passengers on flights to the Moon or Mars would be subject to the same anti-terror security checks as flyers to Muleshoe, Texas or Mud Lick, Kentucky, under the FAA's proposed federal regulations for commercial space flight.
NASA Looks To Rent Out Shuttle Landing Site
NASA has confirmed the space agency is looking for just about anybody, including commercial space exploration companies, to rent their Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NSF Astronomers Find Most 'Earth-like' Planet Yet
It's hot and rocky, but NSF astronomers are calling a distant planet about seven-and-a-half times as massive as Earth the most "Earth-like" planet they have ever discovered.
Bush Creates Commission on Space Exploration
With the signing of an Executive Order, President Bush has created an official commission dedicated to formulating America's future space exploration activities.
NASA on Watch for Killer Asteroids
The fact that asteroid 2002 NT7 will probably miss the Earth on Feb. 1, 2019, will not stop NASA from watching it and 36 other confirmed deadly near-Earth approaching objects very closely.
NASA Plans Elevators to Space
Penthouse suite -- plenty of room -- great views. Just take elevator to 11,457,600th floor. Hoping to cut costs and even profit from placing satellites into orbit, NASA plans elevators to space. From your About Guide.
Radio Signals from Beyond Solar System
NASA has confirmed that on March 2, the radio telescope at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, received a distinct radio tone from more than 7.4 billion miles in space. Who was calling? From your About Guide.
Atmosphere on Planet Outside Solar System Detected
NASA astronomers have for the first time in history, successfully detected and analyzed the atmosphere of a planet outside the Earth's solar system.
NASA satellite helps find helium left from Big Bang
NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite has given astronomers their best glimpse yet at the ghostly cobweb of helium gas left over from the Big Bang, which underlies the universe's structure.
Web Sites From Mars by 2009?
As early as 2009, we could be viewing Web pages served up from computers on Mars via NASA's Mars Network. From your About Guide. Acronym Finder Did you know APOLLO = America's Program for Orbital and Lunar Landing Operations? This site knows over 70,000 acronyms and abbreviations.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief annotated explanation written by a professional astronomer. From NASA.
Hubble Space Telescope Heritage Gallery
Beautiful collections of the best images from Hubble. A new collection is posted every first Thursday of the month by astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute.
NASA Headquarters - Washington, D.C.
Visit the links to all NASA facilities from here. An amazing collection of space images and information.
NASA Office of Space Flight
Everything you want to know about the current status of NASA's space exploration effort. Shuttle schedule, MIR, pictures and more.
Space Telescope Science Institute
The home of the Hubble Space Telescope.