Mars

Short videographic on the Solar system and Mars. A NASA study of a US astronaut who spent a year in space while his twin brother remained on Earth is providing valuable insights into the effects of extended spaceflight on the human body, a key to planning a future manned mission to Mars, researchers said Thursday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Journey into space: a test for the human body

Videographic illustrating how space travel can affect the functioning of the human body over time. A NASA study of a US astronaut who spent a year in space while his twin brother remained on Earth is providing valuable insights into the effects of extended spaceflight on the human body, a key to planning a future manned mission to Mars.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Today in History for April 9th

Highlights of this day in history: American Civil War effectively ends; Iraq celebrates collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime;NASA announces first seven astronauts dubbed the Mercury Seven; Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial; Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles. (April 9)

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NASA: Indian anti satellite test endangers ISS

The head of NASA said India’s test of an anti-satellite weapon has dramatically increased the risk of space junk hitting the International Space Station. (April 2)

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NASA’s ‘Hidden Figures’ honored at US Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi honored NASA’s female mathematicians who inspired the film, “Hidden Figures” at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. (March 27)

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Meteorites

Videographic on meteorites and asteroids – the solar system’s earliest known celestial bodies. NASA says it has detected a massive meteorite explosion over the Bering Sea which reportedly took place in December.VIDEOGRAPHIC

SpaceX capsule undocks from Int’l Space Station

The new SpaceX capsule undocked from International Space Station early Friday, ahead of its return to earth. A dragon capsule capsule could take two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station this summer. (March 8)

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SpaceX and NASA successfully launch a rocket

SpaceX and NASA give a post-launch press conference in Cape Canaveral after the successful demo flight of Crew Dragon capsule. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirms the mission “worked so far” and expressed his “great appreciation” for NASA.