Clouds posed some challenges for the NASA Langley researchers trying to take a thermal snapshot of the space shuttle Endeavour as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere on its way home.
This final phase of the newly announced OSIRIS-REx mission is entry, descent and landing, and it's the job of NASA's Langley Research Center to make sure it works.
The MPCV will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities.
A team of NASA-funded researchers has measured for the first time water from the moon in the form of tiny globules of molten rock, which have turned to glass-like material trapped within crystals.
OSIRIS-REx will pluck samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth. The samples could help explain our solar system's formation and how life began.
Seeing a moon rock as a young girl made Debra Sea feel that anything was possible, and she wanted this generation to experience that feeling.
Space Shuttle Endeavour and its six-member crew lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:56 a.m. EDT on May 16.
NASA's Gravity Probe B mission has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.
On May 5, 1961, Mercury astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. made history, becoming the first American in space with a 15-minute suborbital flight in his Freedom 7 caspsule.› Langley & Project Mercury
NASA is committed to maintaining America's leadership role in human exploration -- and sending U.S. astronauts into space aboard American-made spacecraft.