| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:47 AM
Fifth graders at Butterfield Elementary in Libertyville were excited to become NASA cadets for a day, but the awe quickly wore off once they were faced with bright lights and loud sirens.
On March 4, Jennifer Groot and Heather Gaudet's classes visited...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 7:22 AM
UPDATED: In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
"Political Connections" looks at Medicaid expansion, the hot topic in Tallahassee, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on News 13. Host Ybeth Bruzual welcomes Marni Stahlman, CEO of Shepherd's Hope,...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Looking deep into the universe's past, astronomers have discovered a galaxy that’s surprisingly mature for its age. The star-forming galaxy A1689-zD1, described in the journal Nature, reveals that dust – the stuff we’re made of –...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 9:24 AM
It is, perhaps, too easy to forget about the moon program and its decade-plus of sacrifices and successes. These days, private companies are providing space services, and the exploration talk is of Mars. The moon? Been there, stepped on that — and...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:11 AM
GREENBELT NASA scientist George J. Huffman sometimes watches in awe as bands of greens and yellows and reds float across a map of the world on a 20-foot screen at Goddard Space Flight Center.
The technology he helped develop uses satellites to track...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 6:16 PM
Monday’s scheduled launch will act as an errand runner for the International Space Station and the Dragon spacecraft is loaded up with 4,000 pounds of food, supplies and research equipment.
This delivery will bring supplies to assist astronauts...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 7:09 PM
It’s almost showtime, Ceres. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first images of the dwarf planet after spending about a month approaching from the mysterious little world’s dark side, officials at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:20 PM
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly's mission was the subject of The Tonight Show’s “Pros And Cons” skit Wednesday.
Kelly is one of two astronauts who embarked on a year long mission living aboard the International Space Station in March. He...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:55 PM
NASA is preparing to launch a massive science balloon in a couple weeks from New Zealand and hopes to break records with it.
The super pressure balloon, or SPB, is huge. It has more volume than 92 blimps. It’s able to swallow an entire football...
| Apr 10, 2015
All weekend long, local residents will be all up in NASA's business.
From Friday night through Sunday afternoon, volunteers will be hard at work in a marathon session of computer coding, engineering and general brainstorming as part of the annual...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 7:28 PM
NASA celebrates 25 years of discovery and beautiful imagery with the Hubble Space Telescope this month.
Although Hubble was launched from Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990 the telescope did not produce any images until 1995, because the large mirrors were...