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.
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In early April, scientists released the first picture ever taken of a black hole. To take the image, the scientists combined information from seven different telescopes, making a telescope as big as the Earth.
How would you like to help name a planet? Scientists who discovered a minor planet in 2007 are looking for help in giving the planet, currently known as 2007 OR10, a permanent name.
The world's largest plane took off on Saturday for its first flight ever. The Stratolaunch, which was created to send rockets into space, completed its 2.5 hour test flight and landed again safely.
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.
On Sunday night/Monday morning, people in North and South America, as well as some parts of Europe and Africa will have a chance to see a total eclipse of a "super blood" moon.
Dutch astronaut André Kuipers has reported that he once called the US emergency number 911 by accident while he was in the International Space Station.
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.
December has been a busy month in space and especially busy on Mars. Here's a look at recent news from the red planet.