Stories tagged: NASA
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 …
Wed., April 17, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, …
Tue., April 16, 2019, 11:08 a.m.
Former astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew on America’s first space station, Skylab, and whose son followed him into orbit, has died at age 88.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
A unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
Spacewalking astronauts completed battery and cable work outside the International Space Station on Monday despite communication trouble that sometimes made it hard for them to hear.
Mon., April 8, 2019, 6:53 a.m.
Spacewalking astronauts are tackling battery and cable work outside the International Space Station. It’s the third spacewalk in just 2
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
One week after India became the fourth country in the world to target and shatter a satellite in low Earth orbit with a missile, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine condemned the …
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
Spokane astronaut Anne McClain addresses spacesuit issue, ‘SNL’ skit in ‘Today’ interview from International Space Station
Spokane native Anne McClain addressed the space suit sizing controversy on the TODAY show – two days after she was parodied on Saturday Night Live.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 7:25 p.m.
Spokane native and NASA astronaut Anne McClain said she made the recommendation to swap her out of what would have been the first all-female spacewalk in history. “Leaders must make …
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:27 p.m.
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for American astronauts to return to the lunar surface within five years, a bold and exceedingly difficult challenge that would push NASA to …
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:27 p.m.
McClain was expected to participate in the history-making event on Friday with fellow NASA astronaut Christina Koch, but the agency said Monday that crew members had been reassigned, in part …
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 1:49 p.m.
NASA’s plan to scoop up dirt and gravel from an asteroid has hit a snag, but scientists say they can overcome it.
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
Spokane native Anne McClain will be making history as part of NASA’s first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 9 p.m.
NASA and SpaceX approve a test flight next week of the crew Dragon capsule.
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
NASA’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the red planet.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4 p.m.
Those fluorescent lights hanging above your cubicle might be making you sick, depressed and obese, according to ex-NASA scientist Robert Soler.