Device would allow for blood tests in space

For years, astronauts have conducted blood tests on themselves while at the International Space Station but the samples must be shipped back to earth for full analysis. A new device would change that.

Boeing moves Starliner crew capsule to Florida pad

Boeing moved its Starliner crew capsule to its Florida pad Thursday in preparation for a mid-December launch. It will carry a dummy fitted with hundreds of sensors for the first Starliner test flight to the International Space Station.

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Climate change has some NASA officials on edge, especially as the rising ocean levels could threaten launch pads at the Kennedy Space Center.

Most distant world ever explored gets a new name: Arrokoth

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us.

Boeing testing its Starliner capsule

The capsule that could one day send astronauts back into space is undergoing extensive testing at Cape Canaveral. Boeing's Starliner is designed for land-based returns rather than water returns, a first for a space capsule built in the United States. The Starliner landing system includes parachutes as well as airbags, seen here, which are designed to absorb the shock of impact.

World's 1st female spacewalking team inspires others

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Space Station on Friday, the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that a woman floated out without a male crewmate. Their job is to fix a broken part of the station's solar power network.news