02.18.11 - NASA managers have officially made Feb. 24 the launch date for space shuttle Discovery on STS-133. The announcement came at the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review, or FRR, a meeting held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to assess preparations for flight.
02.17.11 - NASA’s Global Hawk is flying a high-altitude study over the Pacific Ocean in search of atmospheric regions that transport large amounts of water vapor long distances and cause extreme precipitation events.
02.15.11 - Excerpts from remarks by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about the agency's fiscal year 2012 budget at a news conference held Feb. 14 at NASA Headquarters, Washington.
02.04.11 - NASA astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday, Feb. 7.
02.02.11 - Kepler Mission scientists have discovered more than 1,100 planet candidates to date, two of which are near Earth-sized in the habitable zone of small, cool stars.
01.26.11 - Astronomers have pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what they believe is the most distant, ancient object ever seen in the universe.
01.21.11 - NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program is investing financial and technical resources to stimulate efforts within the private sector to develop and demonstrate safe, reliable, and cost-effective space transportation capabilities.
In February of 2011, NASA will launch its newest Earth-observing research mission, Glory, designed to improve our understanding of how the sun and airborne particles called aerosols affect Earth's climate.
01.21.11 - NASA's Stardust spacecraft will fly past Comet Tempel 1 at a distance of about 200 kilometers (124 miles) on Valentine's Day -- Feb. 14, 2011, in U.S. time zones.
01.14.11 - NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered Kepler-10b, its first confirmed rocky planet and the smallest transiting exoplanet discovered to date.
01.04.11 - The high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity beside a 100-meter-diameter crater, which the rover will explore over the next several weeks. This phase includes an important milestone for Opportunity and its twin, Spirit: This month, both rovers are celebrating their seventh anniversaries on Mars.
12.15.10 - NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history.
12.15.10 - New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal topography on Saturn's moon Titan that makes the best case yet for an ice volcano on Titan and reveals the most Earth-like candidate in the outer solar system.
12.03.10 - Space shuttle Discovery’s launch for the STS-133 mission has been targeted for no earlier than February 3, 2011 to allow for more testing on two 21-foot-long, U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, on the shuttle's external tank. NASA repaired the cracks and reapplied foam to the exterior of the stringers.
12.02.10 - NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.
11.24.10 - Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations, and Space Shuttle Program Manager John Shannon discuss the status of the next space shuttle mission in a news conference from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
11.18.10 - On its way past comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010, NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft flew through a storm of fluffy ice particles spewed out by carbon dioxide jets coming from the rough ends of the comet, and through water vapor flowing from its smooth, middle portion.
11.15.10 - NASA’s Operation IceBridge continues its multi-year mission to map polar ice sheets and sea ice from Punta Arenas, Chile. Researchers are using seven instruments aboard NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory to map Antarctic ice surfaces and the features hidden below. The data are critical for understanding the dynamics of ice in West Antarctica and its impact on sea-level rise.
11.05.10 - NASA managers have decided to postpone the next launch attempt for space shuttle Discovery to no earlier than Nov. 30 at 4:05 a.m. EST. due to a hydrogen gas leak detected while filling the external tank.
11.05.10 - NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft successfully flew past comet Hartley 2 on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010.