NASA now expects the first launch of the Space Launch System to slip to 2019, regardless of any decision to put a crew on that mission, given ongoing issues with development of the launch vehicle and the Orion spacecraft.
Cassini is in the "Grand Finale" of its mission, with 22 approaches planned before a dive into the planet's atmosphere.
Despite spending nearly $200 million on spacesuit development over the last eight years, NASA runs the risk of not having a next-generation spacesuit ready for testing on the International Space Station before the station is retired, the agency’s auditors warned.
It's unclear how this proposal would work with existing NASA studies of a Europa lander mission that could launch as soon as 2025.
In a conversation with NASA astronauts on the ISS April 24, President Donald Trump called for a human mission to Mars by the end of his second term in 2024, a timeframe most in the industry do not consider feasible.
The Oklahoma Republican told a Tulsa TV station that he was recently interviewed again by the White House for the job.
The White House declined to comment on any interest the administration has in mining the moon.
Discoveries involving two “ocean world” moons in the outer solar system announced April 13 are likely to bolster the case for planned and proposed spacecraft missions to those worlds.
A report from NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) April 13 concluded that the first two missions of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft will likely slip from their currently scheduled dates.
One of the NASA astronauts training for commercial crew test flights said he expects the agency to make crew assignments for them as soon as this summer.
Last month's budget proposal included terminating four planned or operational missions designed at least in part to collect climate-related data.
If NASA’s human spaceflight program is redirected back to the Moon, Blue Origin is ready to support it with its proposed “Blue Moon” lunar lander system, company president Robert Meyerson said April 5.
Heavy lift will enable science ranging from trips to Mars to bigger telescopes, speakers at Space Symposium said.