Stories tagged: NASA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 1:17 P.M.
Arctic sets record for low levels of sea ice
Floating sea ice at the top of the world has set another troubling record for its low spatial extent, shattering a prior record set just two years ago for this …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 6 A.M.
Rhea Seddon, pioneering astronaut and surgeon, to speak at Gonzaga
When she was preparing for her first NASA mission, surgeon and astronaut Rhea Seddon remembered there were some concerns about whether a woman’s body could adapt to space as well …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 4:47 P.M.
Trump signs NASA bill aimed at landing on Mars
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA’s mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 10:42 A.M.
Greece targets the space race as well as innovative startups
Nikos Pappas, Greece’s Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, is serious about going into space.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 12:09 P.M.
Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils
Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 2:42 P.M.
NASA returns priceless bag of moon dust to Chicago-area woman after suit
A priceless bag of moon dust collected during the Apollo 11 mission has been returned to a Chicago-area woman after she won a landmark legal victory against NASA. NASA officials …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 4:07 P.M.
SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 2:56 P.M.
NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps
NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:40 A.M.
SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late
SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Everything went smoothly the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:21 A.M.
DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip
The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following its historic role in the mission to the moon. But since then it has made its home at …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 10:32 A.M.
SpaceX aborts approach to space station, delivery delayed
A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA’s historic moon pad.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 5:46 P.M.
Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars
In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 11:29 A.M.
Hundreds honor 3 astronauts lost in Apollo fire 50 years ago
Moonwalkers and dozens of others who took part in NASA’s storied Apollo program paid tribute Thursday to the three astronauts killed in a fire 50 years ago. On the eve …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 4:15 P.M.
Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars
Six carefully selected scientists will spend the next eight months living inside a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 5 P.M.
Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 4:50 A.M.
Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old, scientists say
It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:39 A.M.
John Glenn lies in honor at Ohio capitol for public goodbye
John Glenn’s home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the beloved astronaut Friday beginning with a public viewing of his flag-draped casket inside Ohio’s Statehouse rotunda.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 7:16 A.M.
NASA launches 8 mini-satellites for hurricane forecasting
NASA launched eight mini-satellites Thursday morning to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 6 A.M.
10 prominent early astronauts carrying on U.S. space history
Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95
John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand
An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Icy basin in Pluto’s heart may be natural sinkhole
The deep icy basin in Pluto’s heart-shaped region may be a natural sinkhole.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 8:21 A.M.
Spacecraft sends back last bit of data from 2015 Pluto flyby
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A spacecraft has sent back the last bit of data from its 2015 flyby of Pluto. The picture – one of a sequence of shots of …
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 9:03 A.M.
Obama says US working with companies to send humans to Mars
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the United States is partnering with commercial companies to build “new habitats” to try to send humans safely to Mars within two decades. Obama …
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 3:23 P.M.
Iran’s space agency ‘interested’ in cooperating with NASA
The head of Iran’s space agency said Tuesday his country is interested in cooperating with NASA.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 7:21 P.M.
Rosetta’s long journey with comet 67P has officially ended
The Rosetta mission to catch up with a speeding comet, land a space probe on it and follow it as it flies past the sun has officially come to an …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
NASA chasing down asteroid to scoop up, bring back samples
NASA is going after an asteroid this week like never before. It’s launching a spacecraft to the exotic black rock named Bennu (BEN-oo). Once there, the spacecraft will vacuum up …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 6:47 A.M.
Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An explosion has rocked the SpaceX launch site in Florida. NASA says SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, 11:54 A.M.
NASA celebrates stamp that has traveled 3.5 billion miles
WASHINGTON – NASA is celebrating a 29-cent Pluto-themed postage stamp stuck to the side of the New Horizons spacecraft that has traveled nearly 3.5 billion miles from Earth. NASA said …
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
Froma Harrop: U.S. is manufacturing a comeback
There are now nearly a million more factory jobs in this country than there were in 2010. Many of them are coming – surprise, surprise – from China.