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  • Spacecraft circling Mercury will crash into planet April 30

    Spacecraft circling Mercury will crash into planet April 30
    After years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will crash into the planet at the end of this month. NASA announced Messenger's impending demise Thursday. But instead of mourning, scientists and engineers celebrated the success of this...
  • Spacecraft circling Mercury will crash into planet April 30

    After years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will crash into the planet at the end of this month. NASA announced Messenger's impending demise Thursday. But instead of mourning, scientists and engineers celebrated the success of this first...
  • Obama's space-center vision on track: My Word

    Obama's space-center vision on track: My Word
    NASA reached a crucial milestone on the journey to Mars late last year with the Orion flight test. Lifting off on Dec. 5, 2014, the new spacecraft performed a near flawless mission traveling farther than any designed for astronauts in more than 40 years....
  • NASA and NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson talk drag to students

    NASA and NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson talk drag to students
    NASA and NASCAR are both old hands in how to make drag work for them, whether it's hurtling through an atmosphere or around a racetrack. On Wednesday, NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and NASA aerospace engineer Jill Prince took to a live online...
  • Local students show off their science projects to the pros at JPL

    Local students show off their science projects to the pros at JPL
    Eight local students participated in a science project showcase hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday. The group was among 57 students from more than 30 schools across Los Angeles County to showcase their projects,...
  • New Horizons mission captures first color image of Pluto

    New Horizons mission captures first color image of Pluto
    A mission managed in Maryland that is speeding its way toward Pluto captured the first color image of the dwarf planet. The image shows the former planet glowing yellow, with its largest moon, Charon, also giving off yellowish light. Officials at NASA...
  • Bringing valuable lessons from space to earth

    Col. Chris Hadfield has been in the space business for his entire career. A former top graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, the astronaut has been on three missions, logging almost 4,000 hours in space. The first Canadian to walk in space, he...
  • SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing

    SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station on Tuesday, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit. But the company's third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed. The first-stage booster...
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launches, but rocket landing fails

    SpaceX Falcon 9 launches, but rocket landing fails
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Tuesday for a resupply trip to the International Space Station, but the company failed in its attempt to soft-land the booster on a barge. The launch, delayed from Monday because of...
  • Study finds no magnetic field on Rosetta's comet - why that matters

    Study finds no magnetic field on Rosetta's comet - why that matters
    The first scientific paper to include observations from the surface of a speeding comet has been released, marking a new era in cometary science. The paper, published Tuesday in the journal Science, uses data from the European Space Agency's Philae...
  • NASA, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to talk about 'drag'

    NASA, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to talk about 'drag'
    NASA has long had a strong working relationship with the world of sports car racing, spinning off space technologies that help make race cars faster and safer. At noon on Wednesday, NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson will join NASA Langley Research Center...