| 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,...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 11:27 AM
For the first time, Kennedy Space Center visitors will have the option of touring Launch Pad 39-A, where most space-shuttle missions and the six Apollo missions to the moon began.
Beginning Friday, the Launch Pad Tour will be available after entry to the...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:47 AM
TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center is huge and homely and almost 50 years old. It's tall enough to house a 363-foot Saturn V rocket, wide and deep enough to dwarf a space shuttle, cavernous enough for its powerful...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:42 PM
If you're easily startled by big, low-flying airplanes, you'll need to get a good grip on the steering wheel Monday.
NASA will be starting a monthlong campaign of air pollution sampling, using a four-engine turboprop P-3B Orion to skim 1,000 feet over...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:12 PM
It is nice living here in a small town where folks watch out after one another. It sometimes seems to me like it is us against the world, and in a community of artists these times can be tight even without floods.
The Sawdust Art Festival is made up of...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 1:30 PM
NASA Langley Director Lesa Roe sent the following note to Langley employees today following NASA headquarter's announcement of a new NASA rocket.
Yesterday the Administrator revealed the design for the new space launch
system (SLS) that will give...
| Jan 15, 2012
Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:07 AM
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, the agency’s number two in command, visited Langley Research Center in Hampton on Thursday.
Speaking to Langley employees about NASA’s proposed 2013 budget, Garver said the spending plan reflects the...