A look back at the second mission to land humans on the moon, which blasted off on November 14, 1969.
Photographers on the ground and in orbit captured images of the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft being lifted from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station.
Fifty photos of the historic Apollo 11 mission on the 50th anniversary of that “giant leap.”
Images of some of the training, preparation, and daily life that occupied the Apollo 11 astronauts and their NASA support team in the months leading up to launch day
A few images of yesterday’s celestial event, and of those who were fortunate enough to witness it
Arizona’s existing geology, coupled with man-made crater fields, hosted numerous moonlike sites for Apollo astronauts to train.
Some of the hundreds of incredible photographs taken recently of our home planet from the unique vantage point of astronauts aboard the International Space Station
Images of asteroids, comets, trans-Neptunian objects, meteors, and more
Photographers were on hand as some of the first student groups arrived to tour this vision of Mars in China’s Gobi Desert.
Last night, skywatchers around the world were treated to views of the so-called super snow moon, and photographers across the globe captured the event.
Investment in lunar exploration is growing once more—humanity has achieved many lunar firsts, but others are still to come.
A half century ago, human beings left our planet for a trip around the moon for the first time, and brought home incredible images of vistas never seen before.
Every day until Tuesday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s orbiting telescope.
Photos of the long, painstaking construction process of the $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in early 2019.
SpaceX is ready for the first test launch of its 27-engine Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
A few images of Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover over the past few years.
In its 10th orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is returning amazing images of the gas giant that are being made even more incredible by citizen scientists here on Earth.
Every day until Monday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s telescope.
In August of 1977, the first of two identical robotic probes was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, bound for our outermost planets and beyond.
On September 15, 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take its final measurements and images as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere at 77,000 miles per hour, burning up high above the cloud tops.
Images of the Earth and Moon together, some from as far away as 100 million miles
High in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has built several collections of telescopes and observatories on remote, arid mountaintops.
After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is now preparing for its “Grand Finale.”
Every day until Sunday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s ‘scope.
A caged Nativity scene in California, the new prime minister of Finland, “big air” in Beijing, a volcanic eruption in New Zealand, Christmas lights in Philadelphia, and much more
While tales of Saint Nicholas feature him bringing gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe’s Alpine region also speaks of Krampus, a frightening beastlike creature who looks for naughty children to punish in horrible ways—or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Christmas lights in New York City, fall colors in Japan, a sandy traffic jam in Miami, the Tactual Museum of Athens, a Santa run in Glasgow, and much more