Stories tagged: Space
Wed., July 10, 2019, 6:42 p.m.
Virgin Galactic’s sister company Virgin Orbit has conducted a drop test of its air-launched satellite booster over California.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
NASA prepping to open moon rock samples sealed since the Apollo missions
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 7:39 p.m.
SpaceX aces its ‘most difficult launch ever’ as it tries to impress the Air Force
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
SpaceX has launched 60 tiny satellites, the first of hundreds and even thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Live from the International Space Station: Astronaut Anne McClain speaks to Spokane students at Gonzaga Prep
Nearing the end of her six-month mission on the International Space Station, the Spokane native urged students to stay focused on their dreams and provided a personal narrative of the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
The Event Horizon Telescope is a network of 10 radio telescopes on four continents that collectively operate like a single instrument nearly the size of the Earth. The scientists behind …
Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Our sun is so massive, you could fit more than 1 million earths inside of it. To find out how many peas would fit inside the biggest object in our …
Sun., March 31, 2019
Flying people to hang out in outer space could be worth $23 billion by 2030, UBS Group AG predicted.
UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
Spokane native Anne McClain will be making history as part of NASA’s first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale. The British-led experiment is part of an effort to clean up debris …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space on Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch previously criticized by the United States as helping …
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
The Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera has shut down.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
When China announced on Thursday that it had successfully landed on the far side of the moon, it wasn’t just a scientific breakthrough. To Beijing, its expanding space mission also …
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. 21, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
Uranus is a lopsided oddity, the only planet to spin on its side. Scientists now think they know how it got that way: It was pushed over by a rock …
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.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
The four books here show how many challenges – including the basic laws of gravity – were involved in space travel, as well as how much more there is to …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Since the International Traffic in Arms Regulation was enacted in 1976, classifying spacecraft and rockets as military technology, international students have been unable to get jobs in the field. Only …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 2:28 p.m.
A few months after another successful test flight over the Mojave Desert, billionaire Richard Branson says his space company, Virgin Galactic, might be out among the stars in a matter …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Lass than a week from the first day of classes at Washington State University, 145 sophomores, juniors and seniors on WSU’s housing waitlist are still waiting for on-campus accommodations.
Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets.
Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
A Japanese space explorer arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3
Wed., June 13, 2018, 6 p.m.
Italy escalated its quarrel with France over migration Wednesday, challenging the bordering country to take in more asylum-seekers and demanding an apology after the French president accused the new Italian …
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 8:38 p.m.
Chinese space authorities say the defunct Tiangong 1 mostly burned up upon re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere in the central South Pacific.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Astronomers have discovered that the smaller satellite galaxies around Centaurus A are engaged in a coordinated dance that seems out of sync with our understanding of the large-scale structure of …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Today marks 15 years since the destruction of the Columbia shuttle and the loss of Spokane’s own astronaut, Michael Phillip Anderson. The Spokesman-Review sat down with his mother, Barbara, to …