Space NPR coverage of space exploration, space shuttle missions, news from NASA, private space exploration, satellite technology, and new discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics.

The Challenger Shuttle Tragedy, 20 Years Later

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5174355/5174356" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Roving Mars': Documenting a Red Planet Success

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5171833/5171834" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

At Work on NASA's Pluto Mission

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5166612/5166613" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Probe Yields First Comet Samples

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5163680/5163689" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

NASA Sends Spacecraft to Pluto

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5160099/5160100" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Stardust Returns, Comet Dust in Tow

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5158937/5158938" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Stardust Capsule Makes Soft Landing in Utah

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5156899/5156922" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Utah Desert Readies for Stardust Landing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5155539/5155560" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Horizons Pluto Mission Prepares for Launch

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5156260/5156261" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ira Flatow on Science: Stardust Needs Volunteers!

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5151431/5151432" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Clue to Universe's Darkest Mystery

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5149972/5150105" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript