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  • Nepalese scientist at NASA uses satellite expertise to help guide quake relief efforts

    Nepalese scientist at NASA uses satellite expertise to help guide quake relief efforts
    At 5 a.m. one Saturday in April, Alok Shrestha and his wife were fast asleep in bed in Yorktown when the phone began to ring. They decided to ignore it. Minutes later, an alert came through on their cell: A shattering 7.8 magnitude earthquake had just...
  • Launch commentator for Apollo 11 moon shot, Jack King, dies

    Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84. King counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. He also did the countdown for hundreds of the early rocket launches,...
  • Launch commentator for Apollo 11 moon shot, Jack King, dies

    Launch commentator for Apollo 11 moon shot, Jack King, dies
    Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84. King counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. He also did the countdown for hundreds of the early rocket launches,...
  • Senate GOP denies funds for lawyers for immigrant children

    A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America. The lawmaker responsible...
  • 3 space station astronauts return to Earth after 199 days in orbit

    A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint. NASA astronaut Terry Virts, Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency and Russia's...
  • NASA to study supersonic parachute shredded in 'flying saucer' test

    NASA to study supersonic parachute shredded in 'flying saucer' test
    A supersonic parachute meant to slow a flying saucer during landing quickly failed during a test flight Monday – a second strike that the team had been hoping to avoid. Now, researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory hope to pull more...
  • Astronaut to discuss Hubble telescope at Ohio University

    A NASA astronaut will be speaking at Ohio University about his experience as a repair man for the Hubble Space Telescope to start off a summer space studies program. Astronomer Jeff Hoffman will give a lecture Thursday night at Ohio University, The...
  • For the second time, supersonic parachute fails on NASA's 'flying saucer'

    For the second time, supersonic parachute fails on NASA's 'flying saucer'
    Cheers turned to groans in a NASA control room as a massive parachute designed to slow the descent of a “flying saucer” vehicle failed to unfurl properly for the second year in a row. “Partial chute,” one of the mission...
  • Three astronauts set for return to Earth Thursday

    Three astronauts set for return to Earth Thursday
    After 200 days on the International Space Station three astronauts will return to Earth Thursday in a little more than 200 minutes. A glitch at the station on Tuesday caused its position in orbit to change, but the crew was not in danger, according to...
  • Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory led aviation revival

    The morning skies over Hampton Roads gave way to a brave new world of aerial might and innovation when — on June 11, 1920 — Army and Navy aviators gathered to help dedicate Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Hampton. Led by Brig....
  • NASA: Mars test parachute failed soon after inflating

    A parachute inflated during a test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward, NASA officials said Tuesday. The parachute appeared to rupture after it deployed, said Steve Jurcyzk, the...