Last Wednesday, NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history as she blasted off on a SpaceX rocket. Dr. Watkins is now the first Black woman to serve on a long-term mission to the International Space Station.
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On December 25, the James Webb Space Telescope was launched into space. The telescope is expected to teach scientists much about how stars, galaxies, and systems of planets develop, and could bring new information about the early history of the universe.
Three years after NASA launched its Parker Solar Probe, the probe has become the first human spacecraft to "touch" the Sun. The probe first flew through the Sun's outer atmosphere, or "corona" in April.
On Saturday, NASA launched a special spacecraft called Lucy. Lucy will take a 12-year trip to learn more about a group of asteroids known as the Trojans. Scientists believe the asteroids will provide information on the beginning of the solar system.
In today's news roundup, Haiti's government is left in a shaky position after the country's president is killed, scientists study an unusual bird illness in the eastern United States, and NASA's Mars helicopter keeps on flying.
As part of its plan to send humans back to the moon, NASA expects to launch a test mission, called Artemis I, in November. Now NASA is asking people to help it decide on a name for a manikin, or human model, that will be sent on the mission.
NASA’s Perseverance rover touched ground safely on Mars Yesterday. NASA is now going through tests of the Perseverance to make sure everything is working well.
This afternoon, NASA expects its Perseverance spacecraft to land on Mars. Landing safely will be an incredible challenge. But if it goes well, the mission could tell us about possible life on Mars, and test out several new inventions.
Two spacecraft from Earth reached Mars this week - one from the United Arab Emirates, and the other from China. The missions, which launched last July, take on big, new challenges for their countries. A US spacecraft should arrive on February 18.
On Sunday, the rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station. It's NASA's first full flight with a private American space company, and marks a big change in the way that space travel will happen in the future.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…NASA scientists discover water hidden on the sunny side of the moon, reporters take a super-fast ride on a new Japanese bullet train, and the ogre-faced spider has excellent hearing - but no ears.