Stories tagged: discovery
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:59 A.M.
Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star
A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say. The discovery, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, represents the first time astronomers …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012, 2:07 P.M.
Space shuttle Discovery travels to new home
CHANTILLY, Va. — The space shuttle Discovery went out in high-flying style. After three spectacular spins above the nation’s capital, the world’s most traveled spaceship completed its final flight and …
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011, 10:40 A.M.
Seattle Museum of Flight won’t get a space shuttle
NASA says Seattle’s Museum of Flight won’t get to display one of the retiring space shuttles. The museum near Boeing Field was one of 21 museum and science centers around …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011, 9:06 A.M.
Space shuttle Discovery lands, ends flying career
Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth from its final voyage. The world’s most flown spaceship landed at NASA’s Florida spaceport a few minutes before noon today.
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
Educators reach for the stars
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two science teachers who have spent the past five years under NASA’s tutelage are about to graduate with high-flying honors. The space shuttle flight Wednesday night …