On March 26, 2012, James Cameron made a solo 6.83-mile journey to the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the ocean. Cameron completed the dangerous trek in a single-seat submersible named the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. What risks did Cameron encounter on his journey, and what did he hope to discover? Learn more about the mission at this official site.
Follow the Mars Curiosity Rover mission in real-time by checking the updates and images on this site.
With travel curtailed by a global virus outbreak, one good alternative for seeing the world is this virtual tour.
Exploring one of the most remote places on earth, a deep-sea diver found new species as well as something depressingly familiar.
The writer of this article asserts that the risk level of exploration has greatly declined in the 21st century. Exploration is no longer physically demanding. The article presents the idea that perhaps we should redirect our focus of what to explore and how. Consider the new forms exploration might take.
Review the past decade’s greatest science stories and breakthroughs gathered in one place. Do any of them blow your mind?
Paul Salopek is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is retracing our ancestors’ migration out of Africa on foot. This epic journey began in Ethiopia in 2013 and will end this year at the tip of South America. Explore the walk and some of the latest stories from the journey.
Watch a video of, and read about, the historic landing of the first ever robotic spacecraft on a comet.
Free climbers Kevin Jorgesen and Tommy Caldwell reached the summit of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite after over 18 days of hard work. Many consider it the toughest, most challenging rock climb in the world. Read about it here.
The aquanauts at the Florida International University Aquarius research laboratory, an underwater lab, are working to save the world’s oceans. Watch a video about the importance of their work.
In the search for space-worthy necessities, NASA has also discovered technologies helpful for life on Earth. Watch the video for a look at everyday items inspired by NASA.
Watch a video of a tribute celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The Washington Monument transforms into a movie screen depicting various stages of the mission.
Exploring the deep sea poses many challenges for scientists. Read this article to learn about the submersible technology scientists use to study deep-water ecosystems. Click on the links to find out more about each type of submersible.
Did you know that Buzz Lightyear has really been to space? Most of the more than 100 space trips have included an odd item or two on board. Read to find out more about the interesting, and sometimes wacky, items that have traveled to space.
Though we typically think of archaelogy as occuring on land, subaquatic archaelogists explore ancient underwater sites. This article describes some of their important discoveries.
Could humans one day live on Mars? Read about the research and exploration being done to determine if that is a real possibility.
Teen changes the world with the invention of a satellite small enough to hold in the palm of your hand.
In 1974, our greatest minds gathered to craft a message broadcast to aliens. Look at a breakdown of what this message contained.
Look at the infographic for a quick breakdown of the cost to live on Mars.
Life on Mars is a work in progress. Six NASA volunteers took part in the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) experiment to explore how astronauts might one day live on Mars. Investigate the importance of food preparation on such a mission.