Stories tagged: nasa
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. That means “sky” in the language of the Native American Powhatan people, NASA said …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019
The stellar show, which only happens about 13 times a century, starts at 7:35 a.m. EST when the tiny planet begins the transit across the sun, according to NASA.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
Boeing’s capsule for astronauts underwent its first major flight test Monday, shooting a mile into the air then parachuting back to the New Mexico desert.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
The International Space Station’s latest delivery includes 12 bottles of fine French wine. A Luxembourg company sent up the red wine, not for the astronauts to drink but rather in …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
The world’s first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out of the International Space Station to fix a broken part of the power network.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century. That changes Friday with spacewalk No. 421.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Astronaut Anne McClain shares space stories, urges students to rise above challenges in Gonzaga Prep speech
The Army lieutenant colonel, a G Prep alumnus from the class of 1997, steered clear of the controversy surrounding her talk, instead taking students on a visual journey following her …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation.
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
The 5G Open Innovation Lab, in partnership with Bellevue-based T-Mobile, the University of Washington and the city of Bellevue, will connect 5G startups with investors and technology labs to test …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has captured the low rumble of marsquakes and a symphony of other otherworldly sounds.
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019
A top NASA manager is casting doubt on the space agency’s ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024.
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
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
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
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
Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
NASA conducted a full-stress launch abort test Tuesday for the Orion capsules designed to carry astronauts to the moon.
Mon., July 1, 2019
The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists.