12.19.12 - This photo shows the James Webb Space Telescope's 'IEC' all wrapped up in a thermal blanket, and looking like a holiday package at a cleanroom at NASA Goddard.
12.19.12 - Citizen scientists are invited to help astronomers by tagging clouds and holes in cosmic images from the Spitzer and Herschel space telescopes.
01.28.13 - Put on your thinking cap! NASA wants your ideas on how to use the International Space Station as a technology test bed.
01.03.13 - A new study of images from NASA's Dawn mission examines remarkable, dark-as-coal material that speckles the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
12.18.12 - The NASA Mars rover Curiosity this week is driving within a shallow depression called "Yellowknife Bay," providing information to help researchers choose a rock to drill.
12.18.12 - An Air Force transport plane delivered the TDRS-K communications satellite to Kennedy so it can be processed for launch in January.
12.21.12 - Three new Expedition 34 crew members were welcomed aboard the station after the hatches between the vehicles were opened at 11:37 a.m. EST Friday.› Video: Watch the launch | › Video: Docking and hatch opening
12.18.12 - Just in time for the holidays, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for more than eight years now, has delivered another glorious, backlit view of the planet Saturn and its rings.
12.18.12 - Three new Expedition 34 flight engineers are ready for a 7:12 a.m. EST launch on Wednesday to join their crew mates aboard the station.› ISS Update Video | › Watch NASA TV
12.18.12 - A runaway star can be seen charging through the dust in an infrared portrait from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
12.18.12 - Some of the biggest black holes in the universe may be even bigger than previously thought, according to data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.› Photo
12.17.12 - For a second year the NASA Goddard Veterans Advisory Committee conducted an operation in support of those who continue to defend the American liberties we all enjoy.
12.17.12 - The radar on NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite had observed Tropical Cyclone Evan four times as of Sunday, Dec. 16, and two of those overflights merit a closer examination.
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.
12.17.12 - Final launch preps are under way in Kazakhstan as three Expedition 34 flight engineers get ready for their launch to round out the station crew.› ISS Update Video | › Video: Launch preparations
12.17.12 - Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., have received confirmation that the twin GRAIL spacecraft have, as planned, completed their impact into the moon.
12.17.12 - NASA has named the site where twin agency spacecraft impacted the moon Monday in honor of the late astronaut Sally K. Ride, who was America's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission team.
12.18.12 - 'Tis the season for holiday decorating so astronomers using Hubble have photographed a festive-looking nearby planetary nebula called NGC 5189.
12.14.12 - NASA will provide live commentary of the scheduled lunar surface impacts of its twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft beginning at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST) Monday, Dec. 17.
12.14.12 - The lunar twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission have each completed a rocket burn that has sealed their fate.