Stories tagged: NASA
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Spokane astronaut Anne McClain selected for space mission
Anne McClain is going to space. The 38-year-old Spokane native
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally taught in space
Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to Christa McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
NASA bumps astronaut off June spaceflight in rare move
Astronaut Jeanette Epps was supposed to rocket away in early June, and would have been the first African-American to live on the International Space Station. Late Thursday, NASA announced it …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 11:53 a.m.
Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died
Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Senate leaves town with HHS, NASA nominees in limbo
The Senate left town for the year without acting on dozens of President Donald Trump’s nominees, including his picks to head the Health and Human Services Department and NASA.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule
SpaceX racked up another first Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
SpaceX delivery delayed for a few days
SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few days.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
SpaceX launching recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA
Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey
Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Please stop annoying this NASA scientist with Planet X doomsday theories
David Morrison is a real NASA scientist who studies real planets and makes real discoveries about the real universe. Unfortunately for him, Morrison’s duties also include debunking perennial internet theories …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
NASA captures 20 years of seasonal changes of home planet
NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Astronaut Herrington wants kids to reach for the stars
For children who dream of reaching the stars, John Herrington wants to talk with you. Herrington is an aba’ nowa’ – or, directly translated, an above walker. That’s the word …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Senate committee narrowly backs Trump pick for NASA chief
A Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly backed President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the next NASA chief.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Earth’s ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988
NASA says the ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
NASA chief nominee promises to keep politics out of agency
President Donald Trump’s nominee for NASA chief has been criticized for promoting political divisiveness and rejecting climate change science. He says he’ll run the space agency on a consensus agenda …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
NASA using asteroid’s close flyby to test warning network
NASA is using an asteroid’s close flyby to test Earth’s warning network for incoming space rocks.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Pence pledges U.S. will go to the moon, Mars and beyond
Trump administration officials are pledging to send Americans back to the moon – and then on to Mars.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
NASA’s asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock
NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
In space capsules, little room but big improvement
Boeing Co. and SpaceX are relying on the tried-and-true design as the two companies each develop spacecraft under NASA contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Cassini Spacecraft’s long tour comes to an end
Washington State University alumnus and professor emeritus at the University of Idaho David Atkinson talks about sentimental end of trip for the Cassini Spacecraft.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft faces fiery finish
After a 20-year voyage, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week to become forever one with the exquisite planet.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has returned to Earth, a couple more NASA records in hand
Just after dawn Sunday, a Soyuz capsule broke through Earth’s atmosphere and hurtled toward the sprawling grasslands of central Kazakhstan. Even with a parachute dragging its speed, the spacecraft crashed …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Next stop Earth for NASA’s space champ with 665 days aloft
Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for U.S. space endurance.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Trump to nominate Oklahoma congressman to lead NASA
The White House says President Donald Trump plans to nominate an Oklahoma congressman, Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine, to serve as the next administrator of NASA.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft nears a fiery, brutal end, when it will plunge into Saturn
After 13 years of observing Saturn, its rings and its myriad moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is less than three weeks away from a fiery, brutal end.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
NASA job opening to defend Earth from aliens comes with a 6-figure salary
If “Independence Day” and “War of the Worlds” are among your favorite films, this might be your dream job.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Ex-NASA agent fears gold lunar module will be melted down
Whoever broke into an Ohio museum late Friday and stole a solid-gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module likely intends to melt it down for the value of the …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Woman gets prison for embezzling $750,000 from former astronaut
A former Orcas Island bookkeeper will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges for embezzling more than $750,000 from a former NASA astronaut and his wife.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million
A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction – surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.