| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The seven Oscar wins for "Gravity" have generated a trio of congratulatory video messages from the NASA.
"NASA congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie 'Gravity" for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso CuarÃ³n for winning best...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:37 PM
NASA’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year wouldn’t budge much from last year under the White House’s proposal for nearly $17.5 billion, as officials reaffirmed the commitment to extending the life of the International Space Station, funding...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, testified before Congress that the U.S. Air Force and other agencies are paying too high a price to launch its most valuable satellites into orbit.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:22 AM
How does a long-term space mission affect the human body? Identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are about to find out.
The 50-year-old brothers have signed on for a first-ever NASA study in 2015 that places one twin — Scott — aboard...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers for years have been battling ravenous metal thieves, who pull copper wires out of street lights, grab rebar from construction sites, and steal pumps and other costly equipment from farmers' fields.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:23 PM
NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup.
The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:07 AM
At NASA Goddard Space Flight Center last month, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and space agency Administrator Charles Bolden stressed the importance of maintaining budget support for the James Webb Space Telescope, keeping it on track for a 2018 launch....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Think those tools aboard NASA’s rover Curiosity are only good for sniffing out argon isotopes and drilling into mysterious rocks? Wait till you hear this: A 'Happy Birthday' song played by Curiosity’s very own Sample Analysis at Mars...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:18 PM
There's no place like home, but scientists now say that Earth-size planets orbiting sun-like stars in a so-called habitable zone are so common that there could be as many as 11 billion in the Milky Way alone.
Using a clever method to detect Earth-size...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:19 PM
It was a day of headaches and broken records for two Russian spacewalkers Friday as the cosmonauts spent over eight hours installing two cameras on the exterior of the International Space Station, only to remove them when they failed to work.