Stories tagged: nasa
Mon., May 16, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
It’s 100,000 laps around Earth and counting for the International Space Station. The space station reached the orbital milestone – 17
Fri., May 13, 2016, 6:45 a.m.
Each year, more than 3,000 tons of space dust fails to burn up in our planet’s atmosphere and falls instead to Earth’s surface. These micrometeorites are just a few microns …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 4 p.m.
The Milky Way just got a lot more crowded – with planets. NASA on Tuesday announced 1,284 new planets orbiting stars outside our solar system, called exoplanets.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
A Redmond, Washington, company has won a $67 million contract with NASA to build a propulsion system that will help explore deep space and Mars.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
A camera lens used by the commander of the 1971 Apollo 15 space mission both on the lunar surface and in orbit is up for auction.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Last spring, Wapato High School students had an opportunity of a lifetime – testing an experiment of their design in zero-gravity conditions and touring Houston’s Johnson Space Center. Now they …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Europe and Russia have launched a joint mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
A charter school in Rathdrum, Idaho, is headed to space. NASA has picked a team of high school students at STEM Charter Academy to design and build a small research …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space travel never looked so good. NASA announced Friday it received a record number of applicants – some 18,300 – for its next astronaut class. That’s …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
The January figures are in, and Earth’s string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the …
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
A visit to Mars is still the stuff of best-selling fiction and big-budget Hollywood movies. But a North Idaho woman has played a real role in imagining the human experience …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
A rocket carrying a government payload was successfully launched early Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s Central Coast, officials said.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13’s “successful failure” and later devoted his …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
For the past 12 months the average surface temperature across the globe was 58.47 Fahrenheit, a 0.23-degree increase from 2014’s record-breaking average temperature of 58.24, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …
Sat., Jan. 2, 2016
Musk, Bezos and others freeing space flight from NASA bureaucracy.
Sat., Oct. 3, 2015
Congress, Obama should give NASA more of the right (green) stuff.
Sun., July 19, 2015
Talked to an American hero the other day. West Point grad. Two master’s degrees, one in aerospace engineering, the other in international relations.
Sun., July 12, 2015, 3:28 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show. On Tuesday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will sweep past Pluto and present the previously unexplored world in all …
Sat., July 11, 2015
We need a pick-me-up. Amid the vandalizing of Palmyra, the imminent extinction of the northern white rhino, the disarray threatening Europe’s most ambitious attempt ever at peaceful unification – amid …
Sun., June 28, 2015, 8:57 a.m.
An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart today shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014, 8:20 a.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new Orion spacecraft reached its zenith 3,604 miles above Earth on its orbital test flight Friday, the farthest a spacecraft built for humans has traveled …
Sat., June 14, 2014
In Melissa Fennen’s second- and third-grade classroom at Pasadena Park Elementary School, students learned about the life cycles of plants, how they go from seed to plant and back to …
Sat., March 8, 2014
It’s not every day an astronaut comes to visit your school. At Broadway Elementary School on Wednesday, students were treated to a visit from NASA astronaut Stanley Love.
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
Four billion years ago, rivers and lakes dotted the surface of Mars, their waters reflecting puffy clouds drifting in a blue sky, scientists believe. Now, it’s a dry, rusty rock …
Tue., June 18, 2013
In preschool, Anne McClain wrote and illustrated a book depicting a family of four going to a store, buying rockets and suits, and flying up into outer space. Fast forward …
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2013, 3:16 p.m.
A Gonzaga Prep graduate now serving in the U.S. Army is among America’s newest astronauts in training. Anne C. McClain, 34, is among the new class of eight astronauts selected …
Thu., April 18, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
NASA scientists announced Thursday that the Kepler mission had confirmed finding three planets, slightly larger than our own Earth, orbiting in their stars’ so-called habitable zones—that “Goldilocks” region where temperatures …