The GOES-S satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late afternoon Western U.S. sky.
Fresh fruit , ice cream and thousands of pounds of supplies were sent on a two-day journey to the International Space Station from Virginia. See photos of the cargo’s arrival.
Lockheed Martin, a Maryland-based aerospace contractor, unveiled their plans Thursday to send humans to Mars in about a decade.
The Cassini spacecraft’s journey ends Friday and the international astronomical community is profoundly moved. But both Voyager spacecraft continue their explorations.
Scientists will be making observations and collecting data Aug. 21 from the earth and space, from points stationary and moving. The event will provide insight into solar mysteries science has yet to solve.
“It will be a lot of fun,” said NASA scientist Noah Petro, who will officiate the nation’s first-ever baseball eclipse delay in Oregon. “This is a really great opportunity to talk to a stadium full of people … to tell them a little about the science that NASA does and will be doing during the eclipse, to tell them about our mission that’s at the moon.”
In the letter, dated Aug. 3, fourth-grader Jack Davis asks to apply for a planetary protection officer position at NASA.
NASA is searching for a Planetary Protection Officer, tasked with protection against harmful contamination that could result from space exploration. The position pays up to $187,000 a year and may require “frequent travel” to destinations undisclosed.
After bad weather and a month of delays, NASA’s Terrier-Improved Malemute rocket finally took to the sky Thursday morning from Wallops Island in Virginia.
NASA is hoping the 12th time is the charm as they plan to launch the Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket on Thursday morning. It will release particles that could produce red and blue-green clouds.
The launch of NASA’s Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket that was supposed to launch Saturday from Wallops Island, Virginia, night has been postponed indefinitely.
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility scheduled a rocket launch Sunday night that would have been visible in the D.C. region, but it has been postponed once again. It was canceled due to high winds.
If you were looking forward to Tuesday’s rocket launch, then you’ll have to wait yet again.
WTOP’s Space Place columnist Greg Redfern says NASA aims to launch the James Webb Space Telescope aboard a rocket, and SpaceX plans to send two paying passengers to the moon in 2018.
Unlike popular culture’s depictions of a 1960s NASA being majority male and predominantly white, the mathematicians featured in “Hidden Figures” are neither male nor white. It’s a true story about four black women whose genius contributions made America’s space program possible.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.