NASA Ames Research Center – News and Features
- History of Airborne Astronomy at NASA
Sixty years ago, in 1958, NASA was founded as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the agency has a long history of using airplanes to study space.
- Sept. 20-21: Mars InSight Roadshow Visits NASA in Silicon Valley
On Sept. 20-21, 2018, the Mars InSight Roadshow will be visiting NASA in Silicon Valley! Join us to learn how the robotic lander will study Mars' deep interior.
- NASA Selects Three Ideas to Pursue that Could Help Transform Aviation
Like a collection of savvy entrepreneurs gathered to hear new business proposals in a “shark tank,” NASA’s aeronautical innovators always are looking for the “next best thing.”
- NASA Tests Space Tech on UP Aerospace Rocket
Three NASA technology demonstration payloads launched aboard UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft 12 mission from Spaceport America in New Mexico on Sept. 12.
- Exploring the Solar System? You May Need to Pack an Umbrella
Gearing up for its first flight test, NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology, or ADEPT, is no ordinary umbrella.
- NASA Administrator Meets Agency's Innovators in Silicon Valley
"You're going to be a part of making history, as your predecessors were a part of making history, and the United States of America is going to be better for it."
- How Scientists Predicted Corona’s Appearance During Aug. 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse
A week before the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse that was visible across the U.S., the country buzzed with anticipation. But the wait was uniquely nerve-wracking for a group of scientists at Predi …
- NASA Researchers Find Evidence of Planet-Building Clumps
NASA scientists have found the first evidence supporting a theory that golf ball-size clumps of space dust formed the building blocks of our terrestrial planets.
- Ice Confirmed at the Moon’s Poles
In the darkest and coldest parts of its polar regions, a team of scientists has directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface.
- Fun Ways to “Fly” this National Aviation Day
Ever since 1939, August 19 has been celebrated as National Aviation Day, the legacy of a presidential proclamation first made by Franklin D. Roosevelt to celebrate the birth date of civil aviation pio …