September 2010 - Shuttle fleet, Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavour are set to be retired from service.
October 11, 2010 - President Obama signs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 bill, which includes funds for commercial space programs, authorization for a heavy lift launch vehicle, and approval of an additional shuttle launch before the fleet retires.
December 2, 2010 - NASA scientists announce the discovery of an arsenic-eating bacteria found in California's Mono Lake, expanding the traditional notions of sustainable life.
August 5, 2011 - Mission Juno, an unmanned spacecraft launches. The arrival in Jupiter's atmosphere is scheduled for August 2016 and the mission's end is to be October 2017. Investigations into the formation and evolution of the planet, its cloud cover, magnetic and gravitational fields will be performed in an effort to further understandings of the formation of Earth.
August 6, 2012 - The $2.6 billion rover, Curiosity, successfully lands on target on Mars at 1:32am EDT.
September 12, 2013 - Scientists confirm that Voyager 1 has crossed into interstellar space. Voyager 1 was launched in 1977.