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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NASA's journey to Pluto: Here's what might go wrong

    NASA's journey to Pluto: Here's what might go wrong
    After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about three months away from its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto. The mission has gone according to plan so far, but NASA officials said hazards...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing

    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...
  • York County celebrating park anniversary

    York County's Parks, Recreation and Tourism department is celebrating a 30-year anniversary of the New Quarter Park's opening and a 10-year anniversary of the park's expansion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 at New Quarter Park at 1000 Lakeshead Drive....
  • Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops

    Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops
    A science rocket is set to launch Saturday morning from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore, packed with experiments created by college students, including from Virginia Tech. The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket is...
  • 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...