Stories tagged: nasa
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3 a.m.
Government and industry officials believe 2019 could mark a turning point in the United States space program, which could see all sorts of new milestones as NASA celebrates the 50th …
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Nancy Grace Roman, who was celebrated as a trailblazer for female scientists and a driving force behind advances including the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, died Dec. 25 at …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
The partial government shutdown will probably persist into the new year, which would mean a rocky start to 2019 for American science.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Christmas in space: Spokane’s Anne McClain, crewmates celebrate holiday aboard International Space Station
Spokane native Lt. Col. Anne McClain and NASA Expedition 58 crewmates spent Christmas enjoying a holiday meal, sharing gifts and calling down to family members from the International Space Station.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 12:57 p.m.
Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Until this precise moment in his nearly decade-long career, Stephen Curry has remained gleefully free of controversy. A few seconds of a podcast, however, may have changed everything.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Spokane astronaut Anne McClain boards International Space Station as Gonzaga Prep follows the journey
Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows October’s aborted mission.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
When Lt. Col. Anne McClain was a child, her dream was to become an astronaut. This month, that dream becomes reality.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet’s interior.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday’s arrival of a NASA …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has said that a proposed Russian mission to the moon will be tasked with verifying that the American moon landings were real, though …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Mars has a nasty habit of living up to its mythological name and besting Earth when it comes to accepting visitors.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
NASA has ordered a safety review of the two companies it has hired to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, a monthslong assessment that would involve hundreds of interviews …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
A NASA spacecraft has made its first close approach to the sun, just 2
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
NASA’s elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm.
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
NASA’s Mars rover, Opportunity, has been seen, but still not heard.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
In little more than a month, a NASA spacecraft will come closer to the sun than any mission before – more than three-quarters of the way there – and it …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet’s red skies clear.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole that was allowing air to leak from the Russian side of the International Space Station.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 2 p.m.
Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun’s glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.