• NASA 2012 Year in Review.

    Year in Review: 2012

    In 2012, NASA continued to implement America's ambitious space exploration program, landing the most sophisticated rover on the surface of Mars, carrying out the first-ever commercial mission to the International Space Station and advancing the systems needed to send humans deeper into space.

  • Piers Sellers

    A Right Royal Week for Goddard's Piers Sellers

    British-born astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers never dreamed that he would meet Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Emergency Response Team members compete in the SWAT Round Up International.

    Kennedy Emergency Response Team Tackles SWAT Competition

    A progression of obstacle courses tested Kennedy's ERT during the annual SWAT Round Up International.

  • Eli Dwek, Neil Gehrels, Lynn Cominsky

    AAAS, NASA Announce 2012 Fellows

    Three NASA scientists have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Stephanie Getty and her research associate, Adrian Southard, prepare one of OASIS’s instrument components, an electrospray nozzle, for characterization testing.

    NASA Innovator Hunts for Extraterrestrial Amino Acids

    The hunt for the organic molecules that create proteins and enzymes critical for life here on Earth has largely happened in sophisticated terrestrial laboratories equipped with high-tech gadgetry needed to tease out their pre

  • The interns of the 2012 Lunar and Planetary Science Academy (LPSA) prepare to explore the Grand Canyon, one of the best places to study Mars without leaving Earth.

    Almost Mars

    In the Grand Canyon, the interns of NASA Goddard's 2012 Lunar and Planetary Science Academy got to explore Mars without leaving Earth.

  • Apollo 17 Crew

    40th Anniversary of Apollo 17 Celebrated

    The 40th anniversary of Apollo 17 was recently celebrated at a gala featuring mission commander Eugene Cernan and other Apollo astronauts.

  • Blind students hear about space blankets and get to feel the blanketing.

    Students from Maryland School for Blind Visit NASA

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness month, and students from the Maryland School for the Blind visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. for a hands-on and audible learning experience.

  • Shown addressing the crowd during a question and answer session were (from left) Jacob Cohen, chief scientist at NASA Ames Research Center; Rona Ramon, widow of Ilan Ramon; Garrett Reisman, former astronaut; and Dan Cohen, director of

    Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Honors STS-107 Crew

    The opening night of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival honored Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and his fellow crew members of STS-107.

  • John Mather smiles at a table with a laptop, COBE globe and thermos bottle

    NASA Scientists Among 'Most Influential in Space': TIME Magazine

    A cosmic chemist, an observational cosmologist, and a "gamma-ray argonaut" working at three NASA research centers are among "the most influential people in space," according to a special issue of TIME magazine published this month.