Photo Essays

NASA's New Mars Rover 'Curiosity'

Photos from inside the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where technicians and engineers tested the vehicle at the center of NASA's next mission to Mars.

Ralph Morse: Photographer Spotlight

[Note: Ralph Morse died on Dec. 7, 2014, at his home in Florida. He was 97. No photographer in the history of LIFE magazine had a more varied, thrilling and...

NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race

An annual competition challenges students to design and build vehicles that address the same problems faced by the scientists who created the original Apollo...

Journey to Saturn

NASA guided its Cassini spacecraft within 30 miles of one of the ringed planet's moons

The X-48B

NASA, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force are teaming up to develop a Blended-Wing Body aircraft for the military