Stories tagged: NASA
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life
NASA says its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
NASA picks 12 new astronauts from record number of applicants
NASA chose 12 new astronauts Wednesday from its biggest pool of applicants ever, selecting seven men and five women who could one day fly aboard the nation’s next generation of …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Space station welcomes 1st returning vehicle since shuttle
The International Space Station welcomed its first returning vehicle in years Monday – a SpaceX Dragon capsule making its second delivery.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles
Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now largely unexplored.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repairs to International Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed. The 250-mile-high replacement job fell …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
NASA orders up urgent spacewalking repairs at space station
NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s new megarocket will launch without astronauts on its test flight, now delayed until 2019 because of technical challenges, the space agency’s top leaders said Friday. …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for US government
SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the U.S. government Monday morning and then successfully landed the booster for recycling.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Trump says he hopes humans set foot on Mars ‘during my second term’
To the long list of ambitious goals he has set, no matter how far-fetched they might seem, President Donald Trump on Monday added this: placing humans on Mars.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in space
President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of ‘lunar Bibles’
Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station
A supply ship bearing John Glenn’s name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Last adventure ahead for NASA’s Cassini spacecraft at Saturn
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn. Cassini swings past Saturn’s mega moon Titan early Saturday for a gravity-assisted, orbit-tweaking nudge.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows
Decades’ worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth’s orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
American, Russian arrive at International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule on Thursday safely delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 4:56 a.m.
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch
Want the world’s best, up-close view of a rocket launch without being right there at the pad? For the first time, cameras will provide live 360-degree video of a rocket …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at 85
Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died. He was 85.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:33 a.m.
Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth
A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth
Three astronauts from the International Space Station have successfully landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan – two from Russia and one from the United States.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Famed astronaut John Glenn laid to rest at Arlington
The flag-draped casket of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, was covered in plastic to protect it from a steady rain as it was carried on a …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Astronaut John Glenn to be interred at Arlington Cemetery
Final funeral rites for astronaut John Glenn will take place Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
NASA spacecraft halfway between Pluto and next smaller stop
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is now halfway between Pluto and its next much, much smaller stop.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Spacewalkers lose piece of shielding, use patch instead
Spacewalking astronauts lost an important piece of cloth shielding needed for the International Space Station on Thursday when it floated away.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot
Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …