NASA

  • Pence promises missions to the moon and Mars during ceremony

    Vice President Mike Pence is honoring the nation’s fallen astronauts during a NASA day of remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials at the cemetery honor those who perished when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on Jan. 28, 1986, and when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entering Earth’s atmosphere...
  • Former NASA Charged With Threatening Woman Online to Obtain Nude Photos

    A former NASA contractor was arrested in Los Angeles Wednesday morning on a federal warrant alleging he used the internet to target and threaten women, telling them he would expose intimate images of them unless they sent him additional explicit photos, prosecutors said. Richard Gregory Bauer, 28, was taken...
  • NASA Launches Robotic Geologist InSight to Study Mars

    (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Florida’s Cape Canaveral. It was...
  • NASA funds plans to put robot bees on Mars

    NASA is funding the development of a swarm of robotic insects which it hopes to send to Mars on a mission to explore inaccessible nooks and crevices on the Red Planet. READ MORE: ‘Marsquakes’: NASA to probe seismic activity on Red Planet (VIDEO) The space agency says the machines,...
  • NASA honors 7 killed on space shuttle Columbia 15 years ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA is honoring the seven astronauts killed aboard shuttle Columbia 15 years ago, with a special musical tribute by the son of Israel’s first astronaut. Singer and songwriter Tal Ramon traveled from Israel for Thursday’s ceremony at Kennedy Space Center. It was just his second...
  • Nasa funds helicopter mission to hunt for alien life on Titan

    Nasa is to fund a helicopter mission to hunt for alien life on Saturn’s largest moon – the ocean world of Titan. The US space agency announced this week that the project, dubbed Dragonfly, has been selected as a finalist for a new expedition which will launch in the...
  • NASA captures 20 years of seasonal changes of home planet

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing and flowing with the...
  • Uber inks deal with NASA to map aerial taxi routes

    It’s the wild blue yonder for Uber. The ride-hailing service signed a deal with NASA on Wednesday to develop software for managing aerial taxi routes – part of its plan to make self-flying cars a reality by 2020. Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden plans to announce at the Web...
  • Apollo 12 astronaut Richard ‘Dick’ Gordon, who circled moon, dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA says former Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon has died. He was 88. Gordon was one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there. He was a test pilot chosen in NASA’s third group of astronauts in 1963 and flew on...