Nine and a half years is a long time to travel, but Tuesday morning, the New Horizons spacecraft will reach its destination.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep, following an incredible journey of nine years and 3 billion miles.
Sixty million miles and closing in on Pluto.
It exists only a few inches beneath our feet, but without it we wouldn’t be here. It’s moisture trapped in the soil, and unlocking its secrets means going into space.
Closing in on the really far out. If everything goes right, a spacecraft built and controlled in Maryland will come out of hibernation Saturday night.
NASA’s Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet’s atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.
NASA is a step closer to launching astronauts from U.S. soil again. Space-X will ferry crew members to the International Space Station starting in 2017.
It’s one long road trip, but man’s first voyage to Pluto is almost over.
Cracking a Martian mystery. That’s what NASA hopes to achieve with a new spacecraft.
A spacecraft that gave scientists their first peek into a comet’s icy interior will explore no more, NASA said Friday.
Spacecraft built by Maryland scientists is the one and only vehicle orbiting the planet Mercury.
A first for the American space program, and Johns Hopkins University plays a critical role. Together with NASA, its applied physics lab attempted to put the first spacecraft into Mercury’s orbit.