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NASA has launched a new probe to Mars — here are all the dramatic pictures of the rocket blasting into space
The InSight probe took off from Vanderberg Air Force Base in California at 4:05 a.m. on Saturday on the first step of its mission to explore below the surface of Mars. It is expected to arrive in around six months.
NASA’s $850-million mission to Mars is about to launch — here are 13 incredible facts you probably didn’t know about the red planet
NASA is about to launch InSight: a new, $850-million robotic lander that will probe for "Mars quakes" and other mysteries of the red planet. Ahead of the mission's launch in May and landing in November, here are some of the most surprising facts about Mars and our exploration of that world.
Astronaut Scott Kelly spent nearly a year in space. To study the effects on the human body, NASA compared him to his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly.
NASA's Juno mission took its 11th trip around Jupiter in February, and the spacecraft has beamed back beautiful new images of the giant planet.
If by the end of 2019 Boeing and SpaceX can't meet NASA's strict requirements for flying astronauts, not even Russia may be able to help the US space agency.
NASA's Juno mission took incredible new photos during its tenth trip around Jupiter. The planet's clouds look like swirling hallucinations in the images.
The SpaceX CEO was one of several tech titans who courted Trump in the early days of his administration, according to a new book by author Michael Wolff
Pictures from space remind us just how small, lucky, and plucky we are as human beings on a tiny rock that's floating through space.
If SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launches in January, it will be the most powerful in the world. Elon Musk plans to test it by launching his car toward Mars.
Scientists have pitched 12 different missions, including probes to explore the moon, comets, Venus, and Saturn. Some will even seek out signs of alien life.