Black pioneers extend across professions and around the globe — and in retired astronaut Frederick Gregory’s case, beyond earth’s atmosphere. See photos and video.
SpaceX is sending up a load of space station supplies from the exact spot where Americans flew to the moon almost a half-century ago. The pad was last used in 2011 for NASA’s final space shuttle flight.
WTOP’s Space Guy Greg Redfern reminds readers of the astronauts who gave their lives to NASA’s pursuit of spaceflight before the upcoming anniversaries of their deaths.
NASA on Monday announced the death of astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. He was 82.
John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth, died at age 95 on Thursday. WTOP’s Sky Guy Greg Redfern remembers the man with many hats and the era he served.
Astronauts have survived trips to the moon and spacewalks in Earth orbit, but there remains one stubborn problem NASA has not been able to solve.
There is a well-known axiom in astronomy: Every time there is a new telescope with new technology, there will be new discoveries.
Two years after exploding on launch and a day after being postponed because of a cable problem, the launch of Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket is back on for Monday night.
Need a break from earthly realities? Breathe easier with a look toward the sky: This weekend, check out the supermoon, a rocket launch and news about the universe.
Hundreds of children battling cancer from all around the globe are helping design colorful space suits for NASA as part of a project that’s bringing art, healing and science together.
NASA said Tuesday that Orbital ATK plans to launch sometime between Oct. 9 and Oct. 13.
NASA astronaut Tim Kopra talked to WTOP about adjusting to life on the International Space Station and the research conducted there that could help advance health and safety here on Earth.
Aurora Flight Sciences, which develops manned and unmanned flight technology, has been awarded a six-month, $2.9 million NASA contract to continue development of its D8 aircraft, a subsonic commercial airliner that is a candidate for NASA’s X-plane program.
Sept. 8 is a special day as the original “Star Trek” TV series turns 50 years old and NASA is set to launch an ambitious mission to an asteroid.
NASA’s newest space mission hopes to help answer some lofty questions about asteroids.
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.