| 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...
| Jun 17, 2012
They don't look much like boats, or robots for that matter. Yet a small fleet of crewless watercraft are to be sent right into the paths of tropical storms for the first time this year with an important mission: Collect valuable ocean and atmospheric data...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:06 PM
The Orion capsule was unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Monday.
It was built at the NASA's Michoud plant.
The capsule is designed to fly astronauts to the moon, asteroids and eventually Mars.
It's scheduled for a test flight in 2014.
The Orion is...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Top NASA officials have picked a leading candidate for the agency's next major mission: construction of an outpost that would send astronauts farther from Earth than they've ever been.
Called the gateway spacecraft, it would hover in orbit on the far...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 10:47 AM
If you thought the Michoud plant essentially closed down when the space shuttle program ended last year, guess again.
Inside the sprawling facility, engineers are busily building America's next two space projects: the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraft,...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 6:48 AM
OUTER SPACE (KTLA) -- Mars is set to swing into opposition Saturday, leaving stargazers with one of their closest views yet of the Red Planet, according to NASA.
During opposition, Mars and the sun are on directly opposite sides of Earth. From our...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 8:24 PM
The deputy director of NASA Langley Research Center will serve as the keynote speaker at Thomas Nelson Community College's commencement ceremony this year.
Stephen Jurczyk will address graduates at the May 16 event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 4:32 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates with comments by Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas. RB NASA and contractor ATK on Tuesday successfully fired a 154-foot-long, five-segment solid rocket booster designed to launch the Constellation program's Ares I rocket. The test firing...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
By Robert Block,Â Sentinel Space Editor Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Tenn., the chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology, has written to a group of space boosters and Nobel laureates thatÂ the Obama administrationâs ambitious shakeup...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Like so many candidates before him, Republican U.S. Senate frontrunner Marco Rubio today made the mandatory pilgrimage toÂ Florida's Space Coast to learn of the concerns and the frustrations seizing NASA's Kennedy Space CenterÂ and local aerospace co...