| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:47 PM
By the time NASA’s flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:55 AM
Where can you dig up a dinosaur, take an airboat ride and fly a space mission? At the science center, of course, but here's where you've got decisions to make. Which one?
Florida has 21 museums that are part of the international Association of Science-...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:06 PM
This summer has been an exciting time for political and space-alien junkies alike. On the E.T. front, NASA has discovered so many new planets that it spurred Sara Seager, a professor of planetary science at MIT, to say, “We believe we're very,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:27 AM
New photographs taken from a fighter jet above massive wildfires raging along the California-Oregon border show the formation of so-called "fire clouds," which can introduce pollution and smoke into the atmosphere.
The camera of an Oregon Air National...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye.
But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction.
These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:38 PM
It’s official: The Mars 2020 rover’s instruments have been chosen, and they include a super-laser and stereo vision!
This successor to NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity may have the same skeleton as its predecessor, but its suite of...
| Jul 14, 2014
On Sunday, it will be 45 years since astronaut Neil Armstrong made the first step on the surface of the moon, and Da Vinci Science Center, which is hosting “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” this summer is celebrating the anniversary with visits...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The first IndieGalactic Space Jam, held at the Orlando Science Center over the weekend, drew more than 100 game developers and engineers from NASA, SpaceX and Titusville-based Rocket Crafters.
Designed to connect the space industry with Orlando’...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:59 AM
The biggest challenge for "The Sixties" in exploring the U.S.-Soviet space race was the running time, executive producer Mark Herzog says.
The CNN series, which airs at 9 p.m. Thursday, recaps a lot of history in just 42 minutes. (The hour's balance...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:46 AM
UPDATED: When “The Sixties” resumes on CNN, the documentary series will offer an exhilarating and fast-moving look at the U.S. space program during the tumultuous decade.
In just 42 minutes, the episode recaps early missions, setbacks,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things.
In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are.