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NASA stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, aeronautics and space research.
The flight called Crew-1 marks the first operational mission of the Crew Dragon as well as a new era of regularly sending people to the ISS for NASA.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover took a selfie in an area of the Red Planet called Mary Anning, named after the British explorer.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft coped with its task successfully and packed a container with sample particles of matter from asteroid Bennu inside a special capsule that will deliver it to Earth in 2023.
NASA confirmed that the OSIRIS-REx mission collected enough material from asteroid Bennu on Tuesday. In fact, the spacecraft’s collection chamber is now too full to close tightly, leading some of the samples to leak into space.
This week’s stories feature a realistic dolphin robot, the end of the career of a comedian who filmed "anti-porn" for Pornhub, and a blogger who runs Doom on a calculator.
The daring mission will help scientists better understand the origins of the universe and our solar system as well as answer some crucial questions like how water ended up on Earth.