| 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....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:20 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
After 36 years of space travel and months of heated debate among scientists, NASA confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 has indeed left our solar system and had entered interstellar space more than a year ago....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Don’t be fooled – this epic video of plump clouds, clear lakes and gorgeous landscapes isn’t from some remote vacation spot on Earth. This could be what Mars looked like about 4 billion years ago, NASA scientists say.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The video above, taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it zipped past Earth on Oct. 9, may be imperfect, but it will give you chills.
Captured with sensors designed to track faint stars rather than rocky planets, the video begins just as the Earth-and-moon...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
BEIJING — When China landed its first lunar rover on the moon last month, many Americans reacted with a shrug. After all, the U.S. sent men to the moon more than 40 years ago, and the Soviets landed a rover there too.
But among lunar scientists,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:32 AM
At long last, a lift-off? NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. are crossing their fingers that stars align for a launch today from Wallops to the ISS.
After a month of delays, Orbital's Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 1:07 p.m. today from the Mid-...