01.24.13 - To help develop the nation's future heavy lift rocket, NASA resurrected the mighty F1 -- the world's most powerful rocket engine ever flown.› Photo | › View Video
01.23.13 - NASA optics engineering expertise is allowing solar scientists to see into the sun's corona in unprecedented detail.
01.15.13 - Why resurrect an Apollo-era rocket engine? To mine the secrets of the F-1 engine for an inspiration to create advanced, affordable propulsion systems.› Photos | › Video 1 | › Video 2
01.14.13 - NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation's next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System.› Grant Information
01.09.13 - NASA advanced propulsion researchers are a step closer to safely sending human explorers to Mars and other solar system destinations.
01.07.13 - Chandra's deep look at a rapidly rotating neutron star may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest matter in the universe.› Photo | › Video
01.03.12 - Named after an extinct constellation, the Quadrantids presented an excellent chance to start 2013 with some meteor watching.
12.21.12 - In the future, small robots similar to the SPHERES experiment could perform routine maintenance and give astronauts more time for science experiments.
12.18.12 - A large elliptical galaxy at the center of the galaxy cluster PKS 0745-19, part of a survey of 18 of the biggest black holes in the universe.
12.13.12 - NASA has completed the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America's next heavy-lift rocket.› Photos | › Video
12.13.12 - Recent engineering advances by NASA and industry partners show important progress toward the next step to launching humans to deep space.› Photos | › Video
12.13.12 - A sample of nearby galaxies has shown that many contain X-ray sources in their centers -- most likely powered by central supermassive black holes.
12.06.12 - In this holiday season, some astronomers are asking what is the best "mix of ingredients" for stars to make the largest number of black holes.
12.05.12 - On Dec. 5, a successful 1,286-second J-2X powerpack test brightened the skies over NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.› View Video
11.28.12 - NASA facilities around the country are developing America's first exploration-class rocket since the Saturn V launched astronauts to the moon.› Photos | › Video
11.28.12 - A jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light years from Earth has been detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.› Photo
11.27.12 - On Nov. 27, a J-2X power pack assembly burned brightly in a hot fire test to verify gauges that measure turbine strain at speeds up to 30,000 rpm.› Watch Video
11.27.12 - NASA is testing a composite propellant tank that may reduce the cost and weight for heavy-lift launch vehicles and future in-space missions.
11.26.12 - NASA conducts the first circumferential weld of the "pathfinder" adapter design for test flights of the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System.› Watch Video
11.19.12 - NASA's racing through milestones in its development of new atmospheric deceleration technologies to support future planetary missions.