| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:16 PM
After 35 years of operation, NASA announced in September 2013 that its Voyager 1 spacecraft, operated by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, had reached the space between the stars: interstellar space.
This was a victory for the mission and the first time a...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:06 AM
UPDATE: Kennedy Space Center has changed the end date of the tours to Feb. 23.
Public tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building will end Feb. 23 Feb. 11, officials of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced Tuesday.
The attraction's VAB Up-...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:43 AM
BEIJING -- China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover, feared to have suffered some irreparable technical difficulties, may yet have some spring in its step.
In late January, Chinese authorities said the rover -- which arrived on the moon in mid-December --...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Scientists have a new map -- the best created so far -- of the largest moon in our solar system, Ganymede, and it is both beautiful and revealing.
Ganymede is technically a satellite of Jupiter, but it is really a world unto itself. It is bigger than...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The mystery of the jelly doughnut-shaped rock that seemed to materialize on Mars is a mystery no more.
After taking a close look at the small white rock with a deep red center dubbed "Pinnacle Island," a research team has determined it is not a fungus-...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Anyone who thinks the U.S. space program is done with and permanently parked at the California Science Center in the form of the space shuttle Endeavour hasn’t heard NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and aerospace engineer Camille Alleyne (yes,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Orbital Science's Cygnus cargo craft finessed its first operational mission to the International Space Station.
The Cygnus commercial freighter launched from Wallops Island in January, berthed with the station and delivered nearly 3,000 pounds of food,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Offering just a few hours' notice, Kid Cudi surprised fans by issuing a new album at midnight.
Late Monday, the alt-rapper began dropping hints via Twitter that his latest, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon,” would soon arrive....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has added a new "up-close" tour, which debuted Monday, the day after its Vehicle Assembly Building tour wrapped up.
The new KSC Up-Close Explore Tour has a stop outside the front of the VAB, along with breaks on...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Last summer astronaut Luca Parmitano came perilously close to drowning in space after more than a liter of water leaked into his helmet.
Today NASA officials said they are still trying to figure out what went wrong.
The near-drowning occurred July...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations.
When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...