Charles Bolden

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the dwarf planet Pluto is shown on July 14, 2015.  Photo taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. 
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Pluto Up Close: Spacecraft Achieves Flyby, Then Calls Home

Culminating a journey from planet Earth that spanned 3 billion miles and 9 ½ years, the moment of closest approach to Pluto for the New Horizons spacecraft came Tuesday at 7:49 AM.

07/14/2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA’s New Commercial Crew Astronauts: Each Wants To Fly 1st

The four NASA astronauts, dubbed the Commercial Crew Cadre, chosen to fly on the first test flights of commercial spacecraft said Friday they haven’t come up yet with a more media-savvy name.

07/10/2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA Picks 4 Astronauts To Fly 1st Commercial Space Missions

Even with SpaceX’s recent failures to reach the International Space Station, NASA has chosen four veteran astronauts to move ahead with their commercial space mission plans.

07/09/2015

On April 23, 2015— one day before the anniversary of Hubble's launch — NASA released an image taken by the space telescope showing a brilliant breeding ground for stars. This stellar nursery is 20,000 light-years from Earth in the Constellation Carina. (Source: NASA)

NASA Releases Picture Of Starry Fireworks For Hubble’s 25th

NASA celebrated the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary with a beautiful image taken by the space telescope.

04/23/2015

The NASA logo on a protective box for a camera near the space shuttle Endeavour April 28, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as preparations are under way for an April 29 launch of Endeavour, which will be its last flight. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin Fools NASA At Brother’s Launch On 1-Year Flight

It’s not quiet April Fools yet, but astronaut Scott Kelly’s identical twin pulled a prank on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.

03/30/2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Boeing, SpaceX Will Beat Russia On Price For Astronaut Rides

NASA astronauts have been hitching rides on Russian rockets to reach the International Space Station since the U.S. retired its space shuttle launches in 2011.

01/26/2015

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NASA Awards Space Contract To Boeing and SpaceX

NASA chose Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station within the next few years.

09/16/2014

2013 Astronaut candidates. (Source: NASA.gov)

NASA Picks 8 New Astronauts, 4 Of Them Women

For the first time in four years, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts.

CBS Miami–06/17/2013

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2011 Marked End Of An Era For NASA

2011 marked the end of an era as NASA retired its manned space shuttles after 30 years in space. As the shuttles were packed off for their final resting places in a handful of museums, NASA turned its attention to the future of manned space travel and possibly trips to an asteroid and Mars.

CBS4–12/29/2011

An image combining orbital imagery with 3-D modeling shows flows that appear in spring and summer on a slope inside Mars' Newton crater. Sequences of observations recording the seasonal changes at this site and a few others with similar flows might be evidence of salty liquid water active on Mars today. (Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

Mars May Have Salty Water

NASA has made an out-of-this world discovery on the planet Mars. Scientists say they have found new evidence of possible saltwater flows on Mars.

CBS4–08/04/2011