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Want to see what the sun looks like up-close and in-person? NASA captured this incredible footage of the sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory...
On Friday, Dec. 27, NASA will live stream a seven-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station. Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight...
Perhaps you planned to celebrate the expected August 5 landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars with a six pack of Zima and a bag of Funyuns? How about a free game instead? Mars Rover Landing is available right now for free download on Xbox Live. Gameplay involves the Kinect motion sensor, letting players take control of the spacecraft during the so-called "seven minutes of terror" as it enters the red planet's atmosphere. "Families can get a taste of the daring that's involved in this, just landing this mission on the surface," says Doug McCuistion, director of NASA's Mars Exploration Program. "It's going to be very similar to the way the team actually is going to do that."
On Thursday, Feb. 16 NASA will broadcast a spacewalk by two cosmonauts on the International Space Station. Russian Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov will conduct work on the Space Station, moving a 46-boom crane to a newer docking module.
Want your NASA in HD? Starting on Feb. 17, 2012, NASA Television's public and media channels will begin transmitting content in high-definition. NASA was already broadcasting in HD on NASA TV Channel 105, but that channel will end service in favor of the more distributed NASA Television Public Channel (101).
It will be a glorious yet sad day for NASA's Space Shuttle program, as Endeavour's final flight will take place on Friday, at 3:47 p.m. ET. The STS-134 launch will end an era for Endeavour, marking its 25th mission which will take 14 days to complete. HDNet will start coverage, presented in HD, at 3:30 p.m. ET.