| Dec 6, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Most people know what a difference a day makes. But anyone who’s ever been to the annual Invention Challenge at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory knows it’s the milliseconds that count.
That’s where area students with a penchant...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Was Mars once a land of lakes, protected by a thick atmosphere? That’s been up for debate as scientists try to determine how wet the now-parched planet once was -- and how long it stayed that way. But NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The NASA portion of the budget bill that Congress is trying to approve this week shows a lot of love for the Orion spacecraft that NASA just launched last week and for the Space Launch System rocket being developed, yet not so much for the space station...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:39 AM
A European probe that landed on a comet in a first for space exploration is safely anchored on the surface despite technical problems, pictures beamed 300 million miles back to Earth showed on Thursday.
The lander, named Philae, was launched from its...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:29 PM
A mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine made history Wednesday when it completed a slow-motion descent to the surface of a comet 311 million miles from Earth.
But scientists fear it didn't stick the landing.
The European Space Agency's...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding comet.
She knows it won't be easy. The comet is hurtling through space at 84,000 mph,...
| Nov 16, 2014
It's been more than half a century since George Jetson first left his Skypad apartment in Orbit City, hopped into his bubble-top aerocar and flew off to his job at Spacely Space Sprockets.
And ever since the animated series "The Jetsons" first aired...
| Dec 2, 2014
Rick Thompson at NASA Langley Research Center has worked for years to help develop the sophisticated Orion crew capsule meant to carry American astronauts back into space from U.S. soil.
The crew vehicle is scheduled to launch at last early Thursday...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Orbital Sciences Corp. will use an Atlas V rocket launching from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to make its next unmanned cargo flight to the International Space Station while it upgrades its troubled Antares booster, company officials said.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The next launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station has been postponed three days to Dec. 19, NASA announced Thursday.
The rocket is scheduled to send the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station.