| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It’s official: NASA astronauts will have to step out into space to fix a faulty cooling loop at the International Space Station. Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins will take on the task, which will probably take two spacewalks and could stretch to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
After suffering through various technical issues with its Falcon 9 rocket, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX canceled its scheduled launch from Cape Canaveral.
The company is targeting Thursday at 2:38 p.m. PST for its next launch attempt.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:19 PM
[Updated 3:50 p.m. PST Nov. 25: SpaceX said it has canceled the planed launch because of technical issues. It has rescheduled the launch for Thursday at 2:38 PST. See the follow-up story here.]
Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is preparing to launch an...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is hoping the third time is a charm in its attempt to launch an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying a telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
The company had originally planned on launching the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky.
On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:27 PM
NASA is getting ready to turn its scientific instruments toward our home planet with a trio of Earth-observing missions set to launch in 2014.
The three missions will allow scientists to measure water, wind and carbon dioxide with greater precision, and...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:01 AM
A private contractor is launching a NASA mission into space bound for the moon, and it will be visible in the night sky across hundreds of miles of the Northeast on Friday, including all across Maryland.
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A rocket roared into a starry sky right on schedule Friday night from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, catapulting a robotic science observatory toward the moon.
The 80-foot, five-stage Minotaur V exploded off the launch pad in a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
This week, a commercial "freighter" rocket that began its journey into space last Wednesday about 35 miles south of Ocean City is due to dock with the International Space Station, delivering 1,300 pounds of cargo. It will eventually be loaded up with...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:05 AM
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft, or GALEX, was decommissioned by NASA last month. It had been launched into space aboard an air-launched Pegasus rocket, over the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 10 years ago.
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Spot the International Space Station moving across the night sky this week. Chances arise the next three nights, but the best viewing opportunity Wednesday is possible to coincide with rain and thunderstorms.
Look tonight at 8:59 p.m., Tuesday at 9:45...