NASA

Rare NASA flight suits sell for pennies at thrift store

Two Florida college students stumble on an incredible piece of NASA space shuttle history at a discount sale.<p>And you thought <i>you</i> had a nose for bargains. Two college students discovered a set of NASA flight suits at a thrift store in Titusville, Florida, and paid 20 cents per outfit for the rare …

Space

Here Is NASA's New Administrator (Probably)

Reports indicate that the new NASA Administrator will be Oklahoma congressman and Naval Aviator Jim Bridenstine.<p>Yesterday, NASA Watch reported that Oklahoma Congressman and Naval Aviator Jim Bridenstine has been selected as the new NASA Administrator, and Aerojet Rocketdyne Vice President John …

Space

See Saturn's wavy clouds pop in NASA Cassini image

It looks like somebody spilled paint on Saturn in a Cassini spacecraft image showing the planet's fascinating cloud patterns.<p>Saturn is a wild and wonderful place. NASA released a Cassini spacecraft image on Monday that brings home just how different the ringed planet is from our blue and watery …

Astronomy

Here Are The Messages NASA Should Not Beam Into Deep Space

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is one of the universe's only unproblematic faves. For over 39 years, it's been cruising along in space, flying by Saturn …

Technology (Australia)

SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments.<p>The SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up following a two-day flight from Cape Canaveral. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer used the space station's hefty robot arm …

Exploration

Well, now we know what blowing bubbles in space with tropical punch looks like

Up in the International Space Station, astronaut Jack Fischer's been documenting his cool space experiments and sending them back down for all Earthlings to see.<p>This week, he demonstrated how water reacts to being poured out in space where there's no gravity. Using a straw to blow air into the …

Space

Dragon Installed to Station for Month of Cargo Swaps | Space Station

Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, the Progress 67 resupply ship and two Soyuz crew ships.<p>The …

Exploration

NASA Could Send Your Message 13 Billion Miles Into Space

Until 11:59pm (PT) today, NASA is accepting submissions for a social media message to send to the Voyager spacecraft.<p>Voyager 1 is the single most …

Space Exploration

NASA mission to Venus will explore weird atmosphere

NASA is on a mission to unlock the mysteries of the Venus atmosphere, sending a tiny satellite to Earth’s inward neighbor to investigate its clouds. …

Space

Astronaut Bio: Peter J. K. Wisoff 11/2001

<b>Peter J.K. "Jeff" Wisoff (Ph.D)<br>NASA Astronaut (former)</b><p><b>PERSONAL DATA:</b> Born August 16, 1958, in Norfolk, Virginia. Married to Tamara E. Jernigan. He …

History of Science

Now's your chance to get NASA to send your tweet into interstellar space

No pressure<p>Most of the messages posted to social media are, in a word, garbage.<p>But while we are all in the gutter, some of us are tweeting at the stars. And Tuesday August 15 marks the end of a seriously stellar opportunity: until 11:59 pm PDT, you can send missives to NASA that might <i>actually</i> make …

Space

Boy Scouts Launch Science Project To International Space Station

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> A Boy Scout troop from the northwest suburbs got a chance to see their dreams and more lift-off into space on Monday.<p>Andrew Frank, …

Space Station

Astronaut Bio: Stuart Allen Roosa

<b>Stuart Allen Roosa (Colonel, USAF, Ret.)<br>NASA Astronaut (Deceased)</b><p><b>PERSONAL DATA:</b> Born August 16, 1933, in Durango, Colorado. Died December 12, 1994. …

History of Science

NASA lecture at UNO will feature leaders of Nebraska ballooning experiment, free eclipse glasses

People in search of expert information on the upcoming solar eclipse — and eclipse glasses — have a shot at both on Friday.<p>The NASA Nebraska Space …

Astronomy

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just began its death dive into Saturn

NASA’s incredibly successful Cassini probe has delivered a wealth of information about Saturn and its many moons during its 13+ years hanging around …

Space Exploration

SpaceX just landed a rocket back on Earth after flying it to space. How's your Monday?

This isn't getting old yet.<p>The first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk's SpaceX came in for a dusty and impressive landing at the company's landing zone in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Monday. The landing occurred about 10 minutes after the rocket launched a Dragon cargo craft carrying …

Exploration

NASA Once Again Considering Nuclear-Powered Rockets for Missions to Mars

The space agency has signed a contract with a Virginia-based company to explore the technology.<p>NASA<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will Sabel Courtney's …

Exploration

NASA is about to find out if a super computer can survive a year in space

Testing the limits of software.<p>On Monday, at 12:31 pm Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its cargo, in addition to ice cream, was something else very cool: a supercomputer.<p>The machine, made by Hewlett Packard …

Space

Disney Relaunches Mission: SPACE Ride at Epcot with Revised NASA Cameos

NASA's next-generation spacecraft have new cameos in Disney's re-launched Mission: SPACE ride in Florida, but the upgraded attraction jettisons a …

Space

An Exclusive Look Inside The Secretive Building Where NASA Makes Rockets

Have you ever considered the logistics that go into assembling NASA’s gargantuan rockets? Well, it all happens in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) …

The Future

Manufacturing in Space Just Took a Big Step Forward

For the first time ever, large-scale objects have been 3-D printed in a space-like environment.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>Made In Space just took another step toward its goal of building telescopes and other large structures off Earth.<p>A 3D printer built by the California-based …

Exploration

Winganon Space Capsule

A detached cement mixer has been transformed to resemble a relic from some obscure NASA mission to Oklahoma.<p>Any out of town-ers driving along the …

Culture

A Teen’s International Space Station Experiment Will Help Us Colonize Mars

On Monday, Alia Almansoori watched an experiment she designed launch from the Kennedy Space Center. But Almansoori isn't a NASA scientist or an astronaut; She's a 15-year-old student from Dubai.<p>"It's crazy," Almansoori said during a NASATV interview. "I want to be an astronaut when I grow up, so …

Exploration

How to Watch NASA’s Live Stream of the Solar Eclipse

If you won’t be heading outside or can’t get the proper eyewear in time to view the solar eclipse, then NASA is offering a multitude of ways to watch …

Solar Eclipse

See fruit punch attack a NASA astronaut's face in space

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer shows what happens when you blow air into a bottle full of red liquid. Spoiler alert: it's messy.<p>Liquids behave very differently in microgravity than they do down on Earth. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer demonstrated a particularly odd and entertaining property of tropical …

Space

NASA sends most important cargo ever to International Space Station: ice cream

That’s one small step for one, and one giant scoop for mankind (with extra sprinkles please).<p>Let’s take a moment to enjoy the lighter stuff, like …

Exploration

SEALs in Space: Our Next Generation of Astronauts

This month, NASA’s group of 12 candidates begin their two-year training program to become the nation’s next generation of astronauts. Among them is …

Military

Record-Breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson Talks About Space Travel & a Solar Eclipse

NASA's record-shattering astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth next month after a momentous extended visit to the International Space Station …

Exploration

NASA’s next spacecraft may launch from virtual and augmented realities

Why it matters to you<p>With its VR and AR pilot projects, NASA is set to make its space science and engineering programs even more immersive.<p>Believer …

Space

SpaceX sending equipment, ice cream to NASA astronauts in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX is launching its 11th NASA-contracted cargo mission on Monday, scheduled for 12:31pm EST.<p>No issues have arisen, so the only possible setback to the Falcon 9 rocket lighting up Florida’s Space Coast would be weather. Cumulus clouds and potential summer showers could …

Exploration