Stories tagged: NASA
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.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft buzzing Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to give us our best look yet of Jupiter’s swirling Great Red Spot.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
A mysterious Mars-sized planet may be hiding at the edge of our solar system
A mysterious celestial body may be lurking in the frozen, far-flung reaches of the solar system, scientists say.
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 …