| Jun 2, 2015
| 3:54 AM
NASA Langley Research Center is taking an active role in regional economic development, searching for opportunities to solve technological problems for businesses.
"This region has so much potential," Christina Moats-Xavier, NASA Langley's lead for...
| May 22, 2015
| 8:00 AM
In 1969, the moon landing brought together a nation, millions slack-jawed in the glow of their televisions. In 1986, the explosion of the Challenger became a defining moment for a generation of schoolchildren. But how many of us remember the blastoff of...
| May 21, 2015
| 6:21 AM
SpaceX and NASA have set the next launch of a Falcon 9 rocket sending a Dragon resupply capsule to the International Space Station for no earlier than June 26.
SpaceX’s spacecraft is set for an 11:09 a.m. blastoff.
It would be the company’...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 1:56 PM
NASA conducted a full mission dress rehearsal for its saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) in Hawaii Friday. The second flight test will is set for Tuesday and NASA will stream live video from the launch pad.
LDSD is designed to test ...
| Jun 1, 2015
When Robert Griesmer looks at the towering exterior of the Virginia Air and Space Center, he sees a symbolic billboard.
The downtown building is bathed in a luminescent blue glow each evening as a part of a campaign to revamp the museum and the way it...
| May 29, 2015
| 2:35 PM
Many of you just went through what I went through during the last couple of weeks: You sat proudly and sweaty as you watched your child or niece or nephew or grandchild strut across the stage and receive a college diploma. He or she flashed you a...
| May 29, 2015
| 8:37 AM
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited a rocket engine factory in Canoga Park on Thursday that could benefit as congressional Republicans push the agency to spend more federal money visiting other planets and less on studying our own.
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:31 PM
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...
| May 18, 2015
| 5:16 AM
Imagine, Nelson Tabiryan hypothesized, if powerful space telescopes didn't have huge glass lenses and mirrors cut and polished to microscopic precision, weighing tons and costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
Instead, what it if they were made of...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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....
| Apr 15, 2015
| 2:13 PM
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...