Stories tagged: nasa
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Everything went smoothly the …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following its historic role in the mission to the moon. But since then it has made its home at …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA’s historic moon pad.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Moonwalkers and dozens of others who took part in NASA’s storied Apollo program paid tribute Thursday to the three astronauts killed in a fire 50 years ago. On the eve …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Six carefully selected scientists will spend the next eight months living inside a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 4:50 a.m.
It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
John Glenn’s home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the beloved astronaut Friday beginning with a public viewing of his flag-draped casket inside Ohio’s Statehouse rotunda.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
NASA launched eight mini-satellites Thursday morning to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
The deep icy basin in Pluto’s heart-shaped region may be a natural sinkhole.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A spacecraft has sent back the last bit of data from its 2015 flyby of Pluto. The picture – one of a sequence of shots of …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the United States is partnering with commercial companies to build “new habitats” to try to send humans safely to Mars within two decades. Obama …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
The head of Iran’s space agency said Tuesday his country is interested in cooperating with NASA.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
The Rosetta mission to catch up with a speeding comet, land a space probe on it and follow it as it flies past the sun has officially come to an …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
NASA is going after an asteroid this week like never before. It’s launching a spacecraft to the exotic black rock named Bennu (BEN-oo). Once there, the spacecraft will vacuum up …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 6:47 a.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An explosion has rocked the SpaceX launch site in Florida. NASA says SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
WASHINGTON – NASA is celebrating a 29-cent Pluto-themed postage stamp stuck to the side of the New Horizons spacecraft that has traveled nearly 3.5 billion miles from Earth. NASA said …
Sat., July 9, 2016
There are now nearly a million more factory jobs in this country than there were in 2010. Many of them are coming – surprise, surprise – from China.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
A solar-powered spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in our solar system.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
NASA’s fireworks came early this year with a successful rocket test in Utah.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., 59, is in a new kind of danger: He is charged with murder after an early-morning car wreck Monday killed two young sisters on a …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.