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Space station power shortage delays SpaceX supply run

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.

New study says universe expanding faster and is younger

A Nobel-winning astronomer says the universe is expanding faster than it used to and may be a billion years younger than previously thought


Martha Ackmann: She would have been the first American woman in space; Congress held her back

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.

Mars lander picks up what’s likely 1st detected marsquake

NASA’s InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble at Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected.


SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

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.

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain nabs Easter feast for International Space Station

A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1-day journey from Virginia.


NASA’s 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

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 …


US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

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, …


Former astronaut Owen Garriott dies, flew on Skylab station

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.


NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

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 tackle battery, cable work

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.


Spokane astronaut Anne McClain tackling battery, cable work in Monday spacewalk

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.

India’s anti-satellite test endangers International Space Station, NASA says

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 astronaut McClain backs up decision to cancel first ever all-female spacewalk

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.

Pence calls for NASA to send humans to the moon within five years

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.

NASA reassigns Spokane native Anne McClain, delaying first all-female spacewalk

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 from asteroid hits a snag

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 astronaut Anne McClain will be member of first all-female spacewalk on ISS

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, SpaceX OK 1st test flight of crew capsule next week

NASA and SpaceX approve a test flight next week of the crew Dragon capsule.


Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

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 rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

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.

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

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 …


Tiny satellites fall silent after proving new tech at Mars

Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.


Space Station engineer says indoor lights are making us sick. Here’s why

Those fluorescent lights hanging above your cubicle might be making you sick, depressed and obese, according to ex-NASA scientist Robert Soler.


Faraway space snowman is pitted and has bright ‘collar’

The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year’s Day is pitted all over and has a bright “collar” between its two fused spheres.


Failure to launch: Central Valley grad’s NASA internship delayed because of shutdown

Josh Ross, a 2014 Central Valley High School graduate, has been helping with a NASA project destined for Mars. The partial government shutdown has grounded his work.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

NASA’s storm-silenced rover marks 15th anniversary on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s Opportunity rover is silently marking the 15th anniversary of its touchdown on Mars. The spacecraft hasn’t been heard from since a global dust storm last …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

NASA replaces astronaut on Boeing’s first crew launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA has replaced an astronaut assigned to Boeing’s first launch with a crew. Astronaut Eric Boe was pulled Tuesday from the upcoming test flight for unspecified …


Blue Origin shoots NASA experiments into space in test

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight.