| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Space rock, or space rocks? A new study of asteroid 4179 Toutatis suggests the large asteroid that zips past Earth every four years is actually a collection of rocky fragments held together by gravity.
"We may conclude that Toutatis is not a monolith,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Jupiter’s icy moon Europa squirts water like a squishy bath toy when it’s squeezed by the gas giant’s gravity, scientists say. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, they caught two 124-mile-tall geysers of water vapor spewing out...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:07 PM
A malfunctioning cooling system part on the International Space Station may require an astronaut spacewalk to fix it if the team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston can’t get the system back up and running, according to NASA officials....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is a step closer to taking over NASA’s most historic launchpad, where the mighty Saturn V rocket made its moonshot and where the first space shuttle rumbled to life.
The space agency confirmed Friday that it has...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 10:07 AM
BEIJING -- China landed an unmanned exploration vehicle on the moon Saturday, becoming the third country to do so after the United States and the former Soviet Union decades ago.
After days in orbit around the moon, the lunar probe known as Chang’...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Despite the government shutdown, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex remains open to guests.
However, its standard bus tours that come with admission and the up-close tours, which visit sites such as a launch pad and the Vehicle Assembly Building,...
| Nov 2, 2013
Col. Chris Hadfield, who until recently was commander of the International Space Station, has a workout regimen that is out of this world.
Sorry. Couldn't resist. Hadfield's new book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth," goes into detail about...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Three annual-pass options -- at different levels of price and benefits -- are now available at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
+ The base Discovery Pass includes unlimited admission to the Brevard Count attraction for a year, a 10-percent...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- Few agencies have been socked as badly by the government shutdown as NASA, which has seen 97 percent of its 18,250-member workforce either furloughed or put on call.
The lack of personnel has halted nearly every function at the space...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Billy Brown was born in Abilene, Texas and moved to Northern California as a teenager with his parents Henry Claude & Mary Pollock Brown, and his sister, Hazel Marie. There he met the love of his life, Dixie Lee Skiles. They were married in 1952. He...