Stories tagged: Space
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 …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:59 A.M.
Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star
A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say. The discovery, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, represents the first time astronomers …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:11 P.M.
Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station
An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:16 A.M.
India launches more than 100 satellites into orbit
India’s space agency said it successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single rocket.
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 …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 9:20 P.M.
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar …
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 …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:31 P.M.
Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio
American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio’s capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 8:09 A.M.
Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station
A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.
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, …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
SpaceX delays launch to January after fireball grounding
SpaceX plans to launch several Iridium communications satellites into space in early January, delaying its return to flight after a Sept. 1 fireball destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket on a …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Russian supply ship, launched to International Space Station, breaks up over Siberia
An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said.
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 …
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 4:58 P.M.
Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space
The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 2:45 P.M.
Rocket carrying crew of 3 blasts off for Int’l Space Station
A Soyuz rocket carrying a veteran American astronaut, a French newcomer and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 2:02 P.M.
Pluto’s icy heart may hide an underground ocean
Pluto, the distant dwarf planet, is home to mysterious mountains that could be ice volcanoes and icebergs of water ice floating atop a plain of frozen nitrogen.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 12:02 P.M.
High-res commercial satellite launches from California coast
A commercial satellite capable of taking high-resolution images from space was launched Friday from a military base along the California coast.
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 1:44 P.M.
Astronauts share experiences after 115 days on International Space Station
Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin slid out of the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft that delivered him to a remote steppe in Kazakhstan Sunday morning (local time). He and fellow astronauts Kate Rubins …
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.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 10:53 A.M.
China launches second space station, Tiangong 2
China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program that intends to send a mission to Mars in the coming years.
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, AUG. 24, 2016, 11:13 A.M.
Scientists spot a rocky, Earth-like planet that could have liquid water
Pale blue dot, meet pale red dot. Astronomers have spent decades scouring the skies looking for Earth-sized planets around distant stars. And now they’ve found one, sitting smack in the …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
Journey to Jupiter: NASA’s Juno spacecraft prepares for cosmic date
A solar-powered spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in our solar system.
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 6:36 P.M.
US government close to approving private moon mission, reports say
A commercial space company could be one step closer to landing its spacecraft on the moon in a regulatory move that might help open space exploration beyond Earth orbit to …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
Astronauts enter world’s first inflatable space habitat
Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 8:26 P.M.
NASA inflates new space station room
NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
NASA slowly inflating new room at space station on 2nd try
NASA slowly inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, with better luck than the first try two days earlier.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 6:38 A.M.
Climate change is happening on Mars, where an ice age is coming to an end
By examining swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet’s north pole, scientists using radar data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have put together an unprecedented look into our …