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The former NASA flight director who helped bring Apollo 13's astronauts back to Earth following a deep-space explosion will deliver a lecture at Purdue University next month.
The Saturn V rocket, built by NASA in the 1960s to land astronauts on the Moon as part of the Apollo program, could lift 130 tons to orbit.
A recent image captured by NASA's Aqua satellite provides a stark reminder of how Northern California continues to grapple with a series of a wildfires, many of them sparked by lightning, while the southern part of the state enjoys relative calm.
NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14th, 2015.
In a Monday story in The Space Review , R.D. Boozer, a frequent critic of NASA and a commercial space advocate, suggested that the Space Launch System , the heavy lift rocket that is envisioned to launch astronauts beyond low Earth orbit, is essentially doomed.
NASA has exercised the first option to extend the period of performance of its Test and Operations Support Contract with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, TN, to September 30, 2016.
NASA will test a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rocket missions with the launch of a Black Brant IX sounding rocket between 5 and 6 a.m., Aug. 28, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Space Exploration Technologies's rocket test that ended with an explosion over Texas may slow a U.S. decision on a contract to take astronauts to the International Space Station, an aerospace analyst said.
They may look like remote-controlled toy trucks, but a troop of new NASA robots could one day race across distant planets as a sort of space exploration vanguard.
NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data.
Hurricane Marie was pounding heavy waves into Mexico's Pacific coast Monday , where three fishermen went missing after their boat capsized.
A man looks at a model of a Marsokhod mars rover in the exhibition hall of the Institute of Space Research in Moscow October 4, 2007.
Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom says his comments yesterday about hacking the German Prime Minister's credit rating had nothing to do with the hacking of the Whale Oil blog.
NASA's New Horizons explorer is hurtling through space on its way to the outermost reaches of the solar system for a rendezvous with the small, icy "dwarf planet" of Pluto and its five moons.
A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8. More than half of US consumers with an internet connection now own a tablet and while demand is starting to slow, the device still remains high on most people's future tech shopping ... (more)
If you visited one of Melissa Niemi 's eighth-grade physical science classes at Arnold Magnet Academy last Thursday, you might have needed to duck.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 03:26 am
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