University of Arizona grad student sends research into space and back; Earns top professional honors
Not many students can say they had to wait for their research to come back from space before they could collect their doctorate degrees. And not many can say that along the way they earned the top award in their professional ...
NASA says 2013 will be a year of science on the space station
Right before Christmas, a Russian rocket carrying three astronauts - one American, one Russian and one Canadian - launched from a chilly spaceport in Kazakhstan to begin a five-month mission to the International Space Station.
Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space
Sweden's small Arctic town of Kiruna has a surprisingly international airport with regular flights to London and Tokyo, but it has even bigger plans: to offer commercial space flights.
Air Force sends mystery X-37B mini-shuttle back to space (Update 2)
The military's small, top-secret version of the space shuttle rocketed into orbit Tuesday for a repeat mystery mission, two years after making the first flight of its kind.
Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal (Update)
NASA, the agency that epitomized the "Right Stuff," seems lost in space and doesn't have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a stinging report Wednesday.
Experiment wins free trip to the International Space Station
(Phys.org)—University of Central Florida experiment that could help explain how planets formed in our solar system has won a free ride to the International Space Station in 2013.
NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building prepared for multiple rockets
(Phys.org)—The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles. A project of Ground Systems Development and Operations, ...
Shuttle prototype Enterprise suffers storm damage
(AP)—The flying machine that ushered in NASA's space shuttle program has suffered storm damage in New York City.
Final trek for space shuttle Atlantis (Update 2)
(AP)—Accompanied by a fleet of astronauts spanning NASA's entire existence, Atlantis made a slow, solemn journey to retirement Friday, the last space shuttle to orbit the world and the last to leave NASA's ...
Last US shuttle's retirement means job losses
(AP)—Space shuttle Atlantis isn't going far to its retirement home. Early Friday, it will move just 10 miles (16 kilometers) to Kennedy Space Center's main tourist stop to be put on display in Florida.
Space shuttle Endeavour goes on public display
(AP)—The final home of space shuttle Endeavour is opening its doors to the public.
US astronaut sees science breakthrough in space
A U.S. astronaut departing this week for the International Space Station said Monday that the bulk of the scientific benefits from the orbiting laboratory will be seen over the coming decade, amid questions ...
Satellite servicing capabilities being developed
(Phys.org)—With satellites playing increasingly important roles in everyday life, NASA is developing the technology to build Earth-orbiting, roving "service stations" capable of extending the life of these ...
Space Launch System providing engine 'brains' with an upgrade
(Phys.org)—America's next heavy-lift rocket needs a strong and reliable engine to launch humans beyond low Earth orbit. That's why engineers with NASA's Space Launch System program, managed at the Marshall ...