The Perseid meteor shower poses minimal risk to spacewalking astronauts trying to repair the International Space Station, and might even offer them a spectacular show.
Perseid meteor shower tonight is at its peak. It's the only meteor shower known to have killed a satellite and delayed a space-shuttle launch. Enter the Meteoroid Environment Office.
Meteor shower enthusiasts will be able to enjoy this year's Perseids this week, which will peak on the night of August 12.
Lunar eclipse: The study of eclipses has been a part of astronomy since its inception.
Draconid meteor shower: NASA is assessing the risk to spacecraft posed by the upcoming 2011 Draconid meteor shower, a seven-hour storm of tiny space rocks.
The space agency is asking people in northeastern Alabama to keep an eye out for any unusual looking rocks.
An early space station concept drawing appeared in the 1959 Space The New Frontier brochure, produced by NASA. The station was designed as a laboratory to study the physical and behavioral effects of prolonged space flight, and could have possibly been crewed by 50 people.
Halley's Comet is not back yet, but remnants of Halley's Comet are creating the Eta Aquarid meteor shower this week.
NASA says no one was hurt in huge NASA balloon accident in Australia.
The unmanned NASA balloon, designed to scan the sky for gamma rays, crashed during takeoff, smashing through a fence and flipping over an SUV.