Welcome! On March 23rd, President Obama is hosting the 5th White House Science Fair, welcoming young scientists and engineers from across America to show off their inventions, discoveries, and innovative projects. Join the Science Fair fun by sharing photos and stories of YOUR science projects. Go ahead, geek out! #WHScienceFair
Critical Step on Journey to Mars
The countdown is on for Thursday’s 7:05 a.m. EST launch of NASA’s new human spacecraft, Orion, on its first voyage to space. Lifting off aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket, the un-crewed Orion will orbit 3,600 miles above Earth before splashing down in the Pacific. Meteorologists upgraded their outlook to a 70 percent chance of acceptable conditions. Orion is being designed to carry astronauts on exploration missions into deep space, including a trip to an asteroid and eventually to Mars.