InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. It is the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.
InSight is taking daily weather measurements (temperature, wind, pressure) on the surface of Mars at Elysium Planitia, a flat, smooth plain near Mars’ equator. Look below to see what the weather is like on Mars right now!
Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading space-themed books for the children of Earth. You can find all of the videos that have been recorded so far on the Story Time From Space website.
On February 6, 2018 SapceX launched their experimental Falcon Heavy rocket into space. It contained a dummy payload - a Tesla Roadster with a spacesuit called Starman. This launch was considered extremely risky, so they sent this dummy payload instead of a real payload that could cost millions of dollars or more and be too expensive to risk on an experimental flight.
Where is Roadster? is tracking the location of the Tesla Roadster as it travels through the solar system. Baring any unforeseen interactions with other objects in space, it should orbit the Sun for the next billion years and more. Visit the website and take a look to see where it is right now!
With a single click, a new website can take you back 50 years and place you directly into the real-time action of the first moon landing mission.
ApolloInRealTime.org replays NASA's Apollo 11 mission as it happened, second by second. The website's coverage begins 20 hours before the launch, which took place on July 16, 1969, and continues until just after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins stepped aboard the USS Hornet recovery ship on July 24.
NASA Kids Science News Network consists of one-minute newsbreaks that feature kids teaching mathematics, science, technology, and facts about NASA to other kids in an entertaining and instructional format.