NASA picks Alamaba’s ‘Rocket City’ for lunar lander job

U.S. 08/17/19, 04:44

NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday, Aug. 16, to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville beat out Johnson Space Center in Houston, which managed the Apollo lunar lander a half-century ...

US Senators consider challenges in NASA’s Artemis program

U.S. 07/18/19, 12:46

U.S. senators gathered on Wednesday, July 17, in Washington to consider obstacles, as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Chief Jim Bridenstine spelled out some of the challenges facing its Artemis moon program. Bridenstine started by mentioning NASA’s achievements. "We ...

US Vice President Pence unveils Armstrong’s restored spacesuit

U.S. 07/16/19, 16:53

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on Tuesday, July 16, unveiled astronaut Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Armstrong’s spacesuit is back on display after 13 years off the showcase—just in time ...

NASA to send drone to Saturn’s largest moon Titan

Inspired Stories 07/01/19, 17:09

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that its next mission is to send a drone called Dragonfly to explore Saturn's largest moon Titan. NASA scientists are saying that Titan is a suitable choice to explore on whether its environment ...

NASA says US will return to moon as stepping stone to Mars

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:09

As rivals such as China and Russia continue space exploration and development, including development of military capabilities in space, it has become imperative for the United States to stay ahead of the world. A significant portion of the future economy ...

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs, report says

Space 05/22/19, 13:03

The U.S. Department of Defense has acknowledged that it is still investigating reports of unidentified aerial phenomena," also identified as UFOs. It doesn't imply the Pentagon acknowledged the presence of extraterrestrials, but a spokesman told the New York Post that a ...

Israeli team assesses what went wrong with lunar landing

Space 04/12/19, 10:54

The team behind the Israeli spacecraft that crashed into the moon has released a preliminary technical assessment of what went wrong. SpaceIL, the start-up that sought to make history with the first privately funded lunar landing, revealed Friday that the spacecraft's ...

Black hole named ‘Powehi’ by Hawaii university professor

Space 04/11/19, 21:10

A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The world's ...

Spacewalking astronauts replace more station batteries

Space 03/29/19, 07:18

Spacewalking astronauts are conducting more battery work outside the International Space Station.NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch (Cook) floated outside Friday, a week after the first spacewalk to install new and stronger batteries for the station's solar power grid.Koch ...

NASA’s new rocket won’t be ready for moon shot next year

Space 03/13/19, 12:32

NASA's massive new rocket won't be ready for a moon shot next year, the space agency's top official told Congress on Wednesday.Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he's considering switching to commercial rockets to keep the June 2020 launch date.Bridenstine told a ...