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.
Almost 900 middle school girls gathered for the Sally Ride Festival at Rice University, where they interacted with displays at science, technology, engineering and mathematics tables.
Astronaut and good friend to Sports Radio 610, Clayton Anderson, shares his memories of Neil Armstrong and talks a little sports in space.
The folks at NASA create a parody of LMFAO’s I’m Sexy and I Know It. Dorks.
Earlier this week NASA safely landed a robotic rover on Mars 350 million miles away. But on Thursday here on Earth, a test model planetary lander crashed and burned at Kennedy Space Center in Florida just seconds after liftoff.
Hurtling ever closer to Mars, NASA’s most high-tech interplanetary rover prepared for the riskiest part of its journey: diving through the Martian atmosphere and pulling off a new landing routine.
Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.