Nagel flew four space shuttle missions and retired from NASA in 2011. He was 67.
Former astronaut Henry “Hank” Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.
Scissors used by astronaut Alan Bean when he walked on the moon sold for $100,000 at an auction of space gear.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter has died at age 88.
Thanks to Texas’ new Senator, Dale Huls is out of a job_at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.
Houston leaders are proceeding with efforts to establish a licensed spaceport at one of the city’s airports.
On Tuesday, NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station due to a dangerous water leak found in an astronaut’s helmet.
Friday marks ten years since Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts were lost. They were returning from a 16-day mission, and were less then 20 minutes from home when the shuttle exploded and disintegrated on Feb. 1, 2003.
Astronomers hunting for Earth-like planets now have many places to look. A new estimate released Monday suggested the Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 17 billion planets similar in size to our planet.
Future astronauts expected to make long-term trips to Mars may be facing an increased probability of taking on symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease that could affect their memories.