Rapper will.i.am can boast of an accomplishment that is out of this world: His latest single premiered from Mars, making it the first song to debut on another planet.
The voice of NASA's chief has boldly gone where no voice has gone before -- to another planet and back.
Martian rock #N165, it's your time to shine, or glow, or whatever occurs when a hard substance gets zapped by a laser beam.
India celebrated it's Independence day with an out of this world announcement. CNN's Ram Ramgopal has the story.
With New Delhi's iconic Red Fort as a backdrop, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday his country has set its sights on the Red Planet.
Bobak Ferdowsi launched into Internet superstardom last week for helping guide the rover Curiosity in its journey to the surface of Mars.
NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi talks about the mohawk that rocketed him to internet fame on Curiosity's big night.
Your child is hilarious, interesting, clever?frankly, he's all-around delightful. But his friends are ...well, we're all adults here, so let's just come out with it: Some of them are weird.
The Mars rover Curiosity could go for its first, short test drive in about a week, once scientists finish checking out its instruments, controllers said Tuesday.
NASA scientists tell us about the first panoramic images of Mars sent from the Curiosity rover.
As the Curiosity rover begins its exciting trek across the surface of Mars and up the dramatic peak of Mt. Sharp it is important to realize that the plans for this great success were incubated and acted upon more than 10 years ago. Exploration like this is not for the faint of heart -- it takes time and persistence.
"Mohawk Guy," a Mars rover flight director, isn't just a social media sensation -- he made an impression on President Barack Obama, too.
NASA's Morpheus moon lander prototype explodes on the launch pad in a failed flight test at Kennedy Space Center.
An unmanned moon lander under development crashed and blew up during an engine test Thursday afternoon at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the space agency reported.
NASA scientist Dr. Michael Meyer delivers the latest on images taken of Mars from "Curiosity" rover and "Mohawk Guy."
Mars rover Curiosity beamed back a sweeping color panorama of the planet's surface Thursday, showing the rocky, reddish desert surrounding it and the mountain it will explore in the coming months.
It inspired childlike moments of wonder. It was a feeling that many had not felt since NASA's final space shuttle launch, Atlantis in July 2011.
The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been busy tweeting pics of itself from exotic locations. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
The Mars rover Curiosity successfully raised the mast that holds many of its instruments Wednesday, giving controllers a view of the ground scorched by the rockets that deposited it on the surface.
NASA released the first color images of the surface of Mars from its new rover Curiosity on Tuesday, showing a dusty, tan desert dominated by the rim of the crater where the craft landed.
On Earth, Scott Maxwell drives his red Prius without paying much attention to the San Gabriel Mountains in the distance. He's lived in the same neighborhood of Pasadena for 18 years, after all.
Watch animation of Curiosity's journey to the surface of Mars, told through tweets the rover sent en route.
NASA's "Curiosity" rover made a successful landing on Mars early Monday, having traveled about 352 million miles (567 million kilometers) since leaving Earth in November 2011.
Humanity's curiosity about Mars has led to an exciting event: the dramatic landing of an SUV-sized rover, set for 1:31 a.m. ET Monday.
This weekend, Curiosity lands on Mars. That's the name of a one-ton roving robotic laboratory, part of NASA's four-ton Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft now hurtling toward the planet.
In more than eight Earth years, NASA's unexpectedly tough Mars rover Opportunity has been stuck in a sand dune, nursed a bad shoulder and endured five brutal winters on Mars.
CNN's John Zarrella reports that SpaceX and other companies are ready to replace the space shuttle program.
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What's the cost to science if the U.S. slows down its exploration of other worlds? Bill Nye explains.
Years before Bill Nye became the Science Guy, he was a mechanical engineering student at Cornell University, where he took a course with astronomer Carl Sagan.
Tonight, Tuesday, June 5, as the sun set on the East Coast, the planet Venus began its "transit" across the face of the sun. Pay close attention: Barring a miracle of future medicine, this is your only chance to witness such a crossing. The next one will take place in 2117.
CNN's aviation correspondent Lizzy O'Leary has the details on the splash-down of the Dragon capsule in the Pacific.
The first commercial mission to the International Space Station ended Thursday with the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashing down after a flight the company's founder declared a "grand slam."
"Like the smell of a brand-new car" were the words of International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit on Saturday after he carefully opened the hatch and entered the Dragon capsule for his first glimpse inside.
[Update 3 p.m. ET Monday, April 23] Despite some out-there guesses (reader Riz Khan: "This is planet Mars"), Harmon Miller was the first to answer correctly. Congrats!
Newt Gingrich has absorbed a fair degree of ridicule for his campaign proposal to build an American colony on the moon. Before focusing the laughter solely on Gingrich, however, let's recall that it is the declared policy of the U.S. government to return a human being to the moon by 2020, in preparation for sending a human astronaut to Mars. If Gingrich is wrong (and he is), he's not wrong alone.
A NASA spacecraft carrying a Mars rover was in "excellent health" Saturday more than two hours after it began its eight-and-a-half-month journey.
Astronaut Melvin Leland and musician Will.I.Am talk about how the Mars rover can motivate a new generation of explorers.
With NASA's "Curiosity" rover due to launch on November 26, Mars exploration is once again on the space agenda.
An unmanned Russian probe launched on a mission to Mars early Wednesday failed to reach full orbit, the nation's space chief said.
To simulate the experience of a manned mission to Mars, a team of six will spend 520 days in windowless capsule.
Six volunteer astronauts emerged from a 'trip' to Mars on Friday, waving and grinning widely after spending 520 days in seclusion.
Could there have been life on Mars? That's the mission NASA is setting out to answer with Curiosity, the next-generation Mars rover whose landing site was announced Friday at the National Air and Space Museum's annual Mars Day.
NASA celebrates as shuttle Atlantis returns home from its final mission.
Atlantis, the last space shuttle, returned to Earth on Thursday and will go to its post-retirement gig at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. After more than 30 years and 135 shuttle flights by literally hundreds of astronauts, NASA has reason to be proud.
Atlantis, which took off last week on NASA's final space shuttle voyage, won't be the only spacecraft to make significant steps this year.
The crew of the final shuttle mission talks about the end of the program and how each feels about the historic event.
NASA stops an auction of moon dust it says was stolen after the Apollo 11 mission. KSDK reports.
America's human spaceflight program is now adrift. On July 8, the space shuttle is scheduled to make its final flight, and the Obama administration has no coherent plan for what to do next.
"Red Faction Armageddon" puts together fast-paced, balanced action with very good graphics and a nice storyline for one of the top single player shooters of the year (so far).
Catlin Ice Base: Mission critical
CNN special correspondent Philippe Cousteau describes his team's incredible journey to the "top of the world."
NASA plans a return to yesteryear by developing a space capsule that will carry humans into deep space, it announced Tuesday.
As Space Shuttle Endeavour gears up for its 25th and final mission, its first commander is nostalgic but hopeful about the prospects of space exploration.
Andrew Kessler gets it. His first novel, "Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission," debuted at a time when the publishing world is floundering, bookstores are folding and eBooks are flourishing.
In the fall of 1984, I was a student living in Boston. A high-tax manufacturing state, Massachusetts had been hit hard by the economic troubles of the 1970s. But now suddenly there were signs in every shop window: "Help wanted." Or: "Help wanted!" Or even: "Help wanted!!!"
Experts Chrystia Freeland and David Frum look at a new report on globalization and the impact on the American middle class.
Does invoking the mighty name of "Avatar" to describe the pleasures of "Mars Needs Moms" sound presumptuous?
The space shuttle program should have come to an end a long time ago, NASA administrator Charles Bolden told CNN in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
In a CNN exclusive, NASA Chief Charlie Bolden says the U.S. didn't properly plan to have a vehicle to replace Discovery.
Cosmonauts walked on the surface of Mars on Monday, nearly a year into a mission to the red planet. Unfortunately, it's only a simulation, designed to test what would happen on a real flight to Mars.
The marching orders from Congress and the White House to NASA were pretty straightforward.
Travel twenty minutes north of this tiny town, to the craggy red desert of the San Rafael Swell, and you may discover a spaceship.
Mars enthusiasts simulate life on the Red Planet at a research station in the Utah desert. Go to VBS.TV for more.
The odds may have been in the trillions-to-one range, but lightning has indeed struck twice for some lucky lottery players in Israel.
Conditions favorable to life may once have existed all over Mars, the European Space Agency said Friday.
If you're in need of inspiration for a design project you might traditionally peruse a textbook, or perhaps visit a local design exhibition.
In an attempt to re-create the experience of a manned mission to Mars, an international team of researchers will lock themselves up in a windowless capsule for about a year and a half -- time required for a round trip to the Red Planet.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on an ambitious experiment in Russia to simulate a trip to Mars.
If you're looking for alien life in the solar system, it might be best to start small.
In a long-awaited speech Thursday in Florida, President Obama will boldly go where no president has gone before, laying out an entirely new vision for the U.S. space program. The firestorm of controversy has already begun
President Obama stressed his commitment for the space program at an address at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.
President Obama pledged his full commitment to the space program Thursday, outlining a new strategy that ends current programs while funding new initiatives intended to propel humankind farther into the solar system.
President Obama outlines his plans to increase NASA's budget to ramp up future space missions.
One week before President Obama is scheduled to attend a major "space summit" in Florida, NASA unveiled sweeping new programs Thursday designed to implement the administration's proposed shift to commercial manned rockets and development of new technologies to enable eventual deep space exploration.
NASA has big plans for its Mars Exploration Program.
Police in Egypt block protesters from the Algerian embassy after a contentious soccer match. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
Areas of Cairo might as well be under martial law. This normally chaotic but otherwise peaceful city of 18 million has been wracked by football fever gone mad. The government has deployed thousands of riot police and plain-clothed cops in a part of town normally known for its fancy restaurants and upscale shops.
This year's Leonid meteor shower will peak early Tuesday, forecasters say, producing mild but pretty sparks over the United States and a more intense outburst over Asia.
What would you see if you could fly over Mars in a plane and look out the window?
For one of the farthest, coldest places in the solar system, Pluto sure stirs a lot of hot emotions right here on Earth.
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