The search for life, developing flagship telescopes, partnering with the private sector, and maintaining Earth science programs should be top priorities for the space agency, say witnesses.
The Kepler Space Telescope will soon run out of fuel and end its mission. Here are nine fundamental discoveries about planets aided by Kepler in the 9 years since its launch.
A new report found that decades-old policies, unclear strategies, and regulatory gaps may create future problems for the agency. Here are four ways to head off these problems.
In Colorado forests, NASA scientists and a multinational team of researchers test the limits of satellite remote sensing for measuring the water content of snow.
Airborne telescopes gave scientists a sky-high view of the 2017 Great American Eclipse as they took measurements that are difficult to obtain from the ground.
Taking the helm just as the museum is poised for a major renovation, new director Ellen Stofan told Eos she looks forward to taking the museum “to the next level” and exciting people about science.
The Mars InSight mission aims to answer key planetary science questions about seismicity, meteorite impacts, and the formation of rocky planets.
Charles Bolden, who led NASA during the Obama administration, tells Eos that the new director can do a good job if he focuses on the agency’s mission, listens to the staff, and remains apolitical.
Bridenstine says bipartisanship “is important in space.” Many Democrats, however, worry that he will be too partisan.
Bridenstine, the first politician to lead the agency, is urged to run NASA in a nonpartisan manner and to support its science missions.