When NASA sends its new rover blasting off to Mars in July, it will carry the name "Perseverance". The name was suggested by Virginia middle-school student Alexander Mather, who won NASA's "Name the Rover" contest.
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Last Thursday, American astronaut Christina Koch arrived back on Earth after 328 days in space. That's the longest spaceflight ever made by a woman, and just one of the many things Ms. Koch achieved in space.
SpaceX, a company working to supply NASA with spacecraft, has successfully tested its emergency escape system. During the test, the part of the ship that holds people was safely carried away, while the main rocket exploded.
In today's news roundup, the US House's public hearings into President Trump's Ukraine deal end, Shinzo Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving prime minister, and NASA plans to test an underwater ice rover in Antarctica.
In today's news roundup, leaked texts lead to protests in Puerto Rico, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies, tapes of the 1969 moon landing are auctioned off, and four children take a 600 mile (1,000 kilometer) car drive.
This Saturday marks 50 years since NASA's Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon. The event changed the way we think about space.
NASA has announced that it will let businesses pay to use the International Space Station. The move will allow companies to do the kind of space research that used to be limited to the government.
Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are twin brothers who worked for NASA. When Scott was chosen for a year-long trip to space, NASA used the twins to learn how people are affected by long trips in space.
On March 29, two NASA astronauts will carry out the first all-female spacewalk in history. The astronauts' support crew in the control station on Earth will also be led by two women.
For years Katherine Johnson worked at NASA, doing math that saved lives. It took a long time for her work to get much attention. Now NASA has named two buildings for her.
A NASA spacecraft has sent back pictures of the object farthest away from earth that humans have ever seen. The object is 21 miles (34 kilometers) long and looks a bit like a snowman.