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Senator: NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer

WASHINGTON — A top senator says President Barack Obama and NASA are planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon. Then astronauts …


His namesake school honors Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson

Ten years ago today the nation mourned seven astronauts who were aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia when it disintegrated over north Texas. Among the astronauts was Lt. Col. Michael P. …


NASA finds drought/heat pattern a regular occurrence

New computer models and satellite data were recently used to examine climate changes over the United States during the past century. The study was performed by NASA scientists at the …


CV students’ mission on Mars includes online Q&A with scientists

More than 100 freshman science students at Central Valley High School learned about living life on Mars from the researchers and scientists working on simulated manned missions to the Red …


NASA loses hundreds of moon, space rocks

Astronauts may have had the ‘right stuff’ to go to the moon, but when it comes to keeping track of what they brought back, NASA seems to have misplaced some …


Researchers, including WSU prof, propose system to find life

Thousands of planets will likely be discovered in the next few years, and a new system is needed to better classify the ability of those worlds to support life, according …


Gregoire tries again for retired space shuttle

The governor has sent a letter offering to help NASA find a temporary home for a retired space shuttle, while California and New York ready permanent new homes.


Astronauts’ tracks, trash seen in new moon photos

A robotic spaceship circling the moon has snapped the sharpest photos ever of the tracks and trash left by Apollo astronauts in visits from 1969 to 1972.


NASA launches spacecraft on 5-year trip to Jupiter

A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno rocketed away today on a five-year journey to Jupiter, the solar system’s most massive and ancient planet.


Space shuttle comes to ‘final stop’ after 30 years

Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph today, bringing an end to NASA’s 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and …


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Atlantis launches in final space shuttle mission

Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit today on NASA’s last space shuttle voyage, dodging bad weather and delighting hundreds of thousands of spectators on hand to witness the end …


Next-to-last space shuttle flight lands on Earth

Space shuttle Endeavour and its six astronauts returned to Earth early today, closing out the next-to-last mission in NASA’s 30-year program with a safe middle-of-the-night landing.


Seattle Museum of Flight won’t get a space shuttle

NASA says Seattle’s Museum of Flight won’t get to display one of the retiring space shuttles. The museum near Boeing Field was one of 21 museum and science centers around …


Space shuttle Discovery lands, ends flying career

Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth from its final voyage. The world’s most flown spaceship landed at NASA’s Florida spaceport a few minutes before noon today.


Astronaut pitches engineering careers, Seattle shuttle plans

Bonnie Dunbar’s travel photos are a lot more interesting than most. When the former astronaut showed her family homestead near Sunnyside, Wash., to Spokane’s Rotary 21 club Thursday, the view …


Liberty Lake company provides space shuttle software

Some software used by astronauts on board the space shuttle gets there thanks to people working for a Liberty Lake company.


Space shuttle Atlantis soars on final voyage

Space shuttle Atlantis is on its way to orbit for the last time. Atlantis and an experienced crew of six blasted off this afternoon.


Space shuttle prepped for launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA fueled Discovery late Sunday for a pre-dawn launch to the International Space Station, one of the last few shuttle flights. Discovery was scheduled to blast …


Moon-travel plans stand poor chance

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s plans to return astronauts to the moon are dead. So are the rockets being designed to take them there – that is, if President Barack …


NASA probe finds strange new planets

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Its namesake first described the laws of planetary motion. Now a 2,300-pound spacecraft directed by NASA’s Ames Research Center is revealing exotic new collections of distant …


Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on supply mission

Space shuttle Atlantis rocketed into orbit Monday with six astronauts and a full load of spare parts for the International Space Station.


NASA turns to tweeps

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Fingers will be flying when space shuttle Atlantis blasts off today: About 100 of NASA’s geekiest fans will be on hand, pecking away at iPhones, BlackBerrys, …


Splash! NASA moon crash struck lots of water

Suddenly, the moon looks exciting again. It has lots of water, scientists said Friday — a thrilling discovery that sent a ripple of hope for a future astronaut outpost in …


Education by design

The fifth-graders in a Post Falls classroom dashed back and forth from open black laptops to tabletop obstacle courses. They made minute programming adjustments, then placed the robots they built …


NASA successfully tests new type of moon rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s newest rocket successfully completed a brief test flight Wednesday, the first step in a back-to-the-moon program that could yet be shelved by the White House. …


NASA’s new rocket lifts off on short test flight

NASA’s newest rocket blasted off on a brief test flight Wednesday, taking the first step in a back-to-the-moon program that could be shelved by the White House.


Moon crash: Public yawns, scientists celebrate

NASA’s great lunar fireworks finale fizzled. After gearing up for the space agency’s much-hyped mission to hurl two spacecraft into the moon, the public turned away from the sky Friday …


Spokane astronomers invite public to watch moon impact

A NASA mission to send a space ship crashing into the moon early Friday while another ship analyzes the plume arising from the collision is going to be watched from …


NASA faces limits of low-orbit budget

A special advisory committee on the future of America’s manned space flight program delivered a report to the White House on Tuesday that could help launch the country on an …


Space station, shuttle offer good views tonight

The space shuttle Endeavour, now docked with the International Space Station, easily can be seen tonight and Saturday night, if Inland Northwest skies are clear.