A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth.

As per the report by NASA Mars Exploration, NASA’s Perseverance rover is well into its second science campaign, collecting rock-core samples from features within an area long considered by scientists to be a top prospect for finding signs of ancient microbial life on Mars. The rover has collected four samples from an ancient river delta in the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater since July 7, bringing the total count of scientifically compelling rock samples to 12.

NASA has adjusted the targeted dates for a cryogenic demonstration test and to the next launch opportunities for Artemis I, the first integrated flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon. The agency will conduct the demonstration test no earlier than Wednesday, Sept. 21, and has updated its request for a launch opportunity Sept. 27, with a potential backup opportunity of Oct. 2 under review, according to a report  by NASA Blogs.

For the second time in a week, NASA on Saturday aborted an attempt to launch its giant, next-generation rocketship, citing a stubborn fuel leak that the space agency said could delay the debut mission of its moon-to-Mars Artemis program by at least several weeks.

For the first time, astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system. The exoplanet is a gas giant, meaning it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable, as per the report by NASA Headquarters.

According to the report of Associated Press, NASA pressed toward the launch of a new moon rocket Monday to put a crew capsule into lunar orbit for the first time in 50 years, after a leak reappeared in the same place that saw seepage during a dress rehearsal back in the spring.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured the change of Cartwheel Galaxy that has resulted after a high speed collision which occurred about 440 million years ago, along with two neighboring galaxies against a backdrop of many other galaxies.

The powerful James Webb Space Telescope's inaugural batch of images has opened a new chapter of cosmic exploration, but astronomers say the observatory's most consequential discoveries may well be those they have yet to even imagine.

NASA on Tuesday drew back the curtain on billions of years of cosmic evolution with the inaugural batch of photos from the largest, most powerful observatory ever launched to space, saying the luminous imagery showed the telescope exceeds expectations.

Our view of the universe just expanded: The first image from NASA’s new space telescope unveiled Monday is brimming with galaxies and offers the deepest look of the cosmos ever captured.

Drawing back the curtain to a photo gallery unlike any other, NASA will soon present the first full-color images from its James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary apparatus designed to peer through the cosmos to the dawn of the universe.

A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA’s plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again.

NASA said on Thursday it plans to assemble a team of scientists to examine "unidentified aerial phenomena" - commonly termed UFOs - in the latest sign of the seriousness with which the U.S. government is taking the issue.

LOS ANGELES, Nov 24: A spacecraft that must ultimately crash to succeed was launched late on Tuesday from California on a NASA mission to demonstrate the world's first planetary defense system, designed to deflect an asteroid from a potential doomsday collision with Earth.

HONOLULU, June 22: Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii are in space for study.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. March 27: Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Feb 23: NASA on Monday released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open and the red dust kicking up as rocket engines lowered the rover to the surface.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Feb 19: A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on Mars.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, July 30: The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life.

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Amid forecast of the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that the smoke from Australia's fires will make a full circuit around the world, there are concerns around the world if this would leave impact on other countries as well. Meteorologists and atmospheric scientists in Nepal, however, say there is no need to panic although there are some chances of receiving slightly visible effects in the sky over this Himalayan nation should the fire keep on razing at a dangerous pace.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Jan 15: Two NASA astronauts ventured out Wednesday on a second all-female spacewalk to finish upgrades to the International Space Station’s power grid, but quickly ran into a helmet problem.

PASADENA, Calif, Dec 28:  A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey next year to search for evidence of past life on Mars and lay the groundwork for the space agency’s mission to send humans into deep space.

NEW DELHI (AP) — NASA said Tuesday that it has found the debris from India’s moon lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September.

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Nov 9: NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell,” on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert.

CAPE CANAVERAL, August 17: NASA picked Alabama’s “Rocket City” on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts.

CAPE CANAVERAL, July 16: Apollo 11′s astronauts are returning to the exact spot from where they flew to the moon 50 years ago.

NASA is sending a dual-quadcopter drone to explore the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Named Dragonfly, the mission will search for hints of life on a world similar to primordial Earth.

LOS ANGELES, July 6: The 1969 moon landing turned an achievement seen only in the imagination and sci-fi movies into a most improbable television event, a live broadcast starring Neil Armstrong and a desolate landscape.

June 28: Get ready to see another world from the eyes of a dragonfly — at least, a robotic one.

FLORIDA, June 11: The largest planet in the solar system will be close enough to see without a telescope this month, NASA says.

WASHINGTON, June 8: The U.S. space agency NASA announced Friday that it is opening the International Space Station (ISS) for private citizens, with a hefty price tag.

Timoci Naulusalu, a 12 years old kid from Fiji won Fiji National Climate Change speech competition. He was a seventh-grade student when he addressed the high-level opening of COP23 in 2017.

WASHINGTON, May 14: The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a “down payment” to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans to the surface of the moon by 2024.

April 16: The moon’s magnificent desolation is far wetter than scientists imagined. A NASA spacecraft sent to study lunar dust and atmosphere also picked up signs of water being released from the moon as meteors collide with its surface.

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WASHINGTON, April 3: NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033.

A meteor that exploded above the clouds over the Bering Sea in December was caught on camera by NASA's eyes in the sky.

WASHINGTON, Feb 14: During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet -- but NASA's Opportunity rover has analyzed its last soil sample.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Feb 14: NASA’s Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shared new photos of Neptune and Uranus, revealing some of the latest mysteries plaguing the ice giant planets.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Nov 27: Minutes after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight spacecraft sent back a "nice and dirty" snapshot of its new digs. Yet the dust-speckled image looked like a work of art to scientists.

FLORIDA, Nov 26: A NASA spacecraft’s six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains.

WASHINGTON DC, Nov 7: NASA is launching the Ionospheric Connection Explorer mission (ICON) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip in Florida on Wednesday, November 7.

NASA's historic Parker Solar Probe -- enroute to the Sun to unravel its mysteries -- has become the closest spacecraft to it.

The satellite will send 10,000 laser pulses to the Earth every second to build a picture of the planet's surface and how it's changing

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, lifted off at 9:02 a.m. EDT (6:02 a.m. PDT) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California of the United States.

CARACAS, Sept 13: Man may soon be walking the dusty terrain of Mars with the help of an umbrella-like heat shield currently being tested by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NEW MEXICO, Sept 8: NASA technology designed to protect spacecraft from heat and pressure when entering a planet's atmosphere will be launched from Spaceport America in New Mexico as part of testing.

The deep-space journey of NASA's epic sun-touching mission has started out well.