NASA Soil Moisture Mapper arrives at launch site
A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth's water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms—soil moisture—now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for ...
Small meteorite strikes Nicaragua, government says
Nicaragua's government said Sunday that a mysterious boom heard overnight in the capital was made by a small meteorite that left a crater in a wooded area near Managua's airport.
Two MSU-built satellites set to launch early Dec. 6
Two more satellites built by Montana State University students are scheduled to be lofted into space this week under NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa-2) program.
SpaceX postpones first satellite launch
Private US company SpaceX postponed the launch of a rocket carrying its first telecommunications satellite on Thursday after two unsuccessful attempts at take-off.
NASA tests space launch system autopilot technology on F/A-18 jet
An F/A-18 research jet simulated various flight conditions that NASA's Space Launch System may experience as it makes its way from the launch pad to space, to evaluate the rocket's flight control system. The tests are helping ...
SpaceX launches Canadian satellite from California (Update 2)
A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday in what was billed as a test flight.
Former astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton dies
NASA says former space shuttle astronaut and test pilot C. Gordon Fullerton has died at age 76.
NASA's sun satellite launch delayed until Thursday
NASA has delayed the launch of a sun-observing satellite by a day so that technicians can restore power to launch range equipment.
LDCM satellite sees its birthplaces
Building and launching the Landsat Data Continuity Mission required teams of people across the United States. It is appropriate, then, that the satellite's early images include these views of the places that ...
Two space launch workers burned at Calif. base
(AP)—Two workers for a company that launches spacecraft for the U.S. government were seriously injured in an electrical explosion at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast.
House votes to rename flight center for Armstrong
The House has approved a bill to rename a NASA flight center in California for the late astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Report: Failure of Glory climate satellite unknown
A group of experts investigating the launch failure of a NASA climate satellite has failed to come up with a reason.
US launches Earth observation satellite (Update)
The United States launched its latest Earth observation satellite Monday atop an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA said.
Earth-observing satellite to launch from Calif. (Update)
A new Earth-observing satellite is set to provide another watchful eye over our planet's glaciers, forests, water resources and urban sprawl.