• Walter M. Schirra, Jr. confers with Guenter F. Wendt

    Renowned Pad Leader Guenter Wendt Dies at 85

    Guenter Wendt, who was often the last person astronauts saw before heading into space, died at age 85.

  • Historic markers near NASA Langley's Landing and Impact Research Facility

    Digging Deep Into NASA's History

    Which NASA facility sits on land that was once owned by someone who signed the Declaration of Independence?

  • Image of Ashok Srivastava

    Ames Researcher Analyzes Data to Make Flying Safer

    It’s comforting to know that when you board a commercial airline Ames Researcher Ashok Srivastava is working to ensure that you enjoy a safe flight.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Outlines Exploration Goals, Promise

    President Barack Obama spoke about his plans to overhaul NASA's human space exploration goals and program during an addess at Kennedy Space Center.

  • Work in TDT wind tunnel

    50 Years Ago: New Wind Tunnel Tests Save an Industry

    In 1959, NASA's new Transonic Dynamics Tunnel helped Lockheed solve the mystery of what was causing their brand new turboprop aircraft to fall out of the sky.

  • Navigator GPS Team Photo

    Navigator Technology Takes GPS to a New High

    Business and government alike depend on GPS devices to determine location, time, and velocity. NASA engineers have found a way to improve their accuracy.

  • Matt Bolcar

    Students Bring Fresh Perspective to Webb Telescope

    At NASA Goddard, graduate students are on the front lines of technology development, adjusting lasers and mirrors and spending long hours at computer terminals.

  • Elinor Smith with an early Bellanca plane

    Elinor Smith: Born to Fly

    In 1928, Elinor Smith, then 16, earned national recognition as the youngest pilot to receive a license from the Federal Aviation Administration. Orville Wright signed her license.

  • JSC2010-E-013948 -- Shannon Walker

    Houston, We Have an Astronaut

    Houston. It was the first word from the moon, and the city has served as the home of Mission Control and the nation’s human spaceflight program for more than 40 years. But even though Houston has been the home of NASA's astronaut corps for decades, the city has never had a hometown astronaut -- until now.

  • Heinz Erzberger revolutionized air traffic management. For his efforts, he recently became a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

    Ames Researcher Revolutionizes Air Traffic

    Forty-five years ago, a 27-year old Heinz Erzberger arrived at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. armed with a new doctorate in mathematics and engineering.