Stories tagged: NASA
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
NASA Tess spacecraft to prowl for planets as galactic scout
Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see – plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more – will come under the intense stare of NASA’s newest planet hunter.
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
NASA’s $248 million project to take supersonic jets from ‘boom’ to ‘thump’
Bethesda, Maryland-based aerospace giant Lockheed Martin thinks it can step into the supersonic passenger flight gap, with the help of hundreds of millions of dollars from NASA.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity marks 2,000th day on red planet
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has now marked 2,000 days on the red planet.
Sun., March 18, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Young John Glenn’s pillowcase featured planets, stars
A recently discovered child’s pillowcase that belonged to the late U.S. senator and space hero depicts revolving planets, stars and a view to outer space. At the center, a koala …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
NASA launches advanced weather satellite for western U.S.
NASA launched another of the world’s most advanced weather satellites on Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Trump wants NASA out of space station by 2025, businesses in
The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 11:48 a.m.
Farthest photos ever taken, from nearly 4 billion miles away
The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
15 years after Columbia space shuttle disaster, remembering Spokane’s own Michael Phillip Anderson
Today marks 15 years since the destruction of the Columbia shuttle and the loss of Spokane’s own astronaut, Michael Phillip Anderson. The Spokesman-Review sat down with his mother, Barbara, to …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
Attention skiers: NASA wants you to head to the mountains
America’s space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.
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.