| Feb 8, 2015
| 7:45 AM
SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive.
The company is...
| Feb 23, 2015
Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants.
They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:21 PM
Scientists may be one step closer to understanding whether life could have formed in the methane lakes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
This life, if it exists, would look very different from life on Earth. There is no oxygen on Titan, and the surface...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:41 PM
ISAAC turned its back on a crowd of dignitaries Monday, its bristly "head" facing the laboratory's opposite wall.
Then — with its head held absolutely still — its sleek, articulated, bowed body began to waggle slowly back and forth, back and...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:03 PM
A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet.
The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas. Unlike robotic landings or other...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Un cohete Atlas 5 despegó de Florida el jueves con cuatro satélites científicos de la NASA diseñados para mapear explosiones de energía y partículas cargadas provocadas por campos magnéticos alrededor de la Tierra.
El cohete, de una longitud equivalente...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 10:32 PM
NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.
The unmanned Atlas rocket — and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft — soared...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:02 PM
Astronomer and author Phil Plait loves a good disaster flick.
What he doesn't love is a disaster flick that gets the science so wrong it's silly.
"In any science fiction movie, it's pretty hard to get all the science right," Plait said in a recent...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:16 PM
An Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:44 p.m. Thursday night carrying satellites designed to help scientists understand magnetic storms in space.
The Air Force is projecting a 70 percent chance of...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 1:10 PM
After its successful test flight in December, the Orion crew capsule is getting its heat shield stripped to ship off for more tests at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton.
At NASA Langley, the heat shield will be attached to a test article —...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 9:49 PM
A panel of administrative judges at an obscure federal agency ruled this week that a largely behind-the-scenes clash of billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeffrey Bezos can continue.
The dispute centers on a patent awarded to Bezos's Blue Origin...