Stories tagged: NASA
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
The solar system may have another foreign guest. NASA and the European Space Agency say a newly discovered comet zooming toward the sun is likely from another star.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even younger than suggested by two other calculations published this year that trimmed …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:33 p.m.
Anne McClain responds on Twitter to scrutiny of her access to estranged wife’s bank account from space
A Spokane native and decorated NASA astronaut on Saturday denied allegations she committed identity theft by accessing her estranged wife’s bank account while aboard the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:02 p.m.
Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
NASA scientists are crisscrossing Greenland on a mission to track melting ice. Greenland has been melting faster in the last decade and this summer, it has seen two of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach – not to mention the forests, plants and animals.
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:05 p.m.
Alan Duffy was confused. On Thursday, the astronomer’s phone was suddenly flooded with calls from reporters wanting to know about a large asteroid that had just whizzed past Earth, and …
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Chris Kraft, who created NASA’s Mission Control and made split-second white-knuckle decisions from the first daring Mercury mission to the triumphant moon landings, has died. He was 95.
UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
‘We were part of that’: WSU research team made largely forgotten contribution to man’s first moon visit
A team of researchers on the Palouse pitched in directly to the $24 billion effort that sent man to the moon’s surface 50 years ago today, but their contribution to …
Fri., July 12, 2019, noon
The space race was always going to be won by filmmakers and science-fiction writers. Jules Verne penned “From the Earth to the Moon” in 1865, prophesying three U.S. astronauts rocketing …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 11:21 a.m.
Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, some people insist it never happened and was all a big hoax by the U.S. government.
Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby …
Sun., July 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
The customer call that came one day last December was different than any other. A longtime resident wanted daily delivery of The Spokesman-Review. At the International Space Station.
Sun., July 7, 2019, 4 a.m.
After 204 days in space, Spokane native Anne McClain returned to Earth on June 24, and she said the experience of actually living in space made her want to go …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 11:22 a.m.
NASA conducted a full-stress launch abort test Tuesday for the Orion capsules designed to carry astronauts to the moon.
Mon., July 1, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
NASA prepping to open moon rock samples sealed since the Apollo missions
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:27 p.m.
After 204 days in space, Spokane astronaut Anne McClain returned to Earth.
Fri., June 7, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
NASA opening International Space Station to private visitors, starting as early as next year.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Live from the International Space Station: Astronaut Anne McClain speaks to Spokane students at Gonzaga Prep
Nearing the end of her six-month mission on the International Space Station, the Spokane native urged students to stay focused on their dreams and provided a personal narrative of the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
NASA’s chief says the Trump administration’s proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a “good start” for putting astronauts back on the moon.
Sat., May 4, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of unusual power delays.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
SpaceX finally confirmed Thursday its crew capsule was destroyed in ground testing two weeks ago and conceded that the accident is “not great news” for the company’s effort to launch …
Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:03 a.m.
A major power shortage at the International Space Station has delayed this week’s SpaceX supply run.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
A Nobel-winning astronomer says the universe is expanding faster than it used to and may be a billion years younger than previously thought
Fri., April 26, 2019
Chances are you don’t know Jerrie Cobb’s name. But you would have, were it not for sexism at NASA and Congress.
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
NASA’s InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble at Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected.
Mon., April 22, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:46 a.m.
A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1-day journey from Virginia.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
NASA’s first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, has died. In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut testing. Altogether, 13 women passed the arduous physical testing and …