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These astronaut selfies are literally out of this world! [Read More]
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Bigelow Aerospace is in discussions with NASA about extended use of an experimental module added to the International Space Station last year, but both the company and the space agency say no agreement has been reached yet. [Read More]
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Nearly two years after its historic encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting ready for its next big adventure in the icy outskirts of the solar system. [Read More]
Turkish nanotech firm Nanomanyetik develops a microscope that can see atoms and individual DNA fibers... [Read More]
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Serving Sumter and the surrounding communities. The Sumter Item is the best source of news, features, sports, business, advertising, sales and people in central South Carolina since 1894. [Read More]
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Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists are spending eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods -- with a rare treat of Spam -- and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace. [Read More]
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New NASA Video Shows What it Feels Like to Land on Pluto NASA has released a new video letting viewers experience landing on the surface of Pluto.The renowned space agency created the video using more than one hundred images taken by its New Horizons spacecraft six weeks of its approach and close flyby the dwarf planet in summer 2015.The video starts with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and then zooms towards... [Read More]
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A powerful telescope on a satellite orbiting Mars turned its gaze back on Earth. [Read More]
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(Wired) President Trump hasn't appointed anyone to lead NASA or even articulated his space policy, but he isn't ignoring it. This morning, Robert Lightfoot, the agency's acting administrator, announced the appointment of Greg Autry and Erik Noble as presidential liaisons. Both have backgrounds in the field, and Noble has even done some climate science. Trump... [Read More]
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How stars move across the sky is more complicated than you may first imagine. And the motion of the stars tells us about our place on the world and our travels... [Read More]
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Four men and two women will spend eight months in a dome on a Hawaiian volcano, as part of a human behavior study designed to help NASA prepare astronauts for the journey to Mars. [Read More]
The satellite expected to be the first to fly on a used — or "flight proven" — Falcon 9 rocket was transported from France to Cape Canaveral last week. [Read More]
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The 35-year-old comedienne made a statement in orange as she led the pack in the Women's March in Washington, D.C. for women's rights and gun violence on Saturday. [Read More]
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SpaceX before the end of this month hopes to fly a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center for the first time. [Read More]
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Launch of a communications satellite, planned no earlier than Jan. 30, will be SpaceX's first from historic pad 39A. [Read More]
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The Cassini spacecraft has captured the closest ever view of Saturn's small, 'wavemaker,' moon, Daphnis, allowing astronomers to observe new details up close. [Read More]
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While plow trucks across the US northwest pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a centuries-long effort of clearing its own lane in the planet's expansive disc of icy rings. On January 16, the nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft flew by the moonlet, called Daphnis, and took the closest-ever photo of the object. The shot below, which NASA released on Wednesday, is as pretty as it is incredible. The image looks down on the 5-mile (8-kilometer) wide space rock in its 26-mile (42-kilometer) wide lane, called the Keeler Gap, as it zips on by: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space... [Read More]
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Orion, the Mighty Hunter, will stand upright, high in our southern sky at around 8 p.m. this week, glittering like a large piece of celestial jewelry. Within it, we also find two immense and very different stars, Rigel and Betelgeuse. [Read More]
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On Jan. 14, the private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 commercial communications satellites in a flawless liftoff from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. See how it happened with these awesome photos. [Read More]
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The Pluto landing movie was made from more than 100 images taken by NASA¿s New Horizons spacecraft over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015... [Read More]
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