| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:58 AM
NASA has reached a milestone in its development of the Space Launch System, or SLS, which is set to be the most powerful rocket ever and may one day take astronauts to Mars.
After completing a critical design review, Boeing Co. has finalized a $2.8-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NASA gave the go-ahead to start full production on the most powerful rocket ever.
The rocket, known as Space Launch System, is set to blast beyond low-Earth orbit this decade to explore the deep reaches of space, including near-Earth asteroids, the moon...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:45 PM
If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report.
But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The House Appropriations Committee recommended $17.9 billion in funding for NASA on Thursday, significantly boosting planetary science programs at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in La Canada Flintridge and continuing operation of a Palmdale-based flying...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:56 AM
That triple-launch out of Wallops was rained out - the new launch date is the wee hours Wednesday.
NASA Wallops Flight Facility plans to launch three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets for the Department of Defense between 1 adn 5 a.m., all within 20...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is a step closer to taking over NASA’s most historic launchpad, where the mighty Saturn V rocket made its moonshot and where the first space shuttle rumbled to life.
The space agency confirmed Friday that it has...
| Jan 27, 2013
WASHINGTON — Space shuttle landings were supposed to be routine. And until Feb. 1, 2003, they were — at least to most Americans.
Much like the 1986 Challenger disaster, that expectation of normalcy was a big reason why Columbia's...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON — The debut launch of NASA's next big rocket — now slated for 2017 — likely will be delayed a year or two because the agency simply does not have the money to finish the rocket and its accompanying crew capsule on time, a...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Giant wispy clouds of gas and space dust rise to heights of 5-light years "tall" in this new image of the Horsehead Nebula that comes to us courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Horsehead Nebula is 1,300 light years away from Earth in the...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:46 PM
I've seen three shows now in Adler Planetarium's still new, still state-of-the-art central domed theater, and I remain amazed at the quality of the celestial imagery and at the precision with which it is projected up on the dome.
Journeys into distant...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:57 PM
NASA telescopes capture vibrant images from deep in the heart of the Orion nebula.
The complex interplay of interstellar dust and stars is viewed through an airborne observatory called SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy,...