Most air travelers don’t know it, but NASA is with you when you fly.
It’s been a mission in progress for 10 years for the European Space Agency, and scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are among those watching keenly as the first-of-its-kind objective prepares to reach its apex.
When Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket launch failed on Tuesday, two local students’ science experiment went down in flames as well.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.
The anticipated blockbuster return of El Niño is looking more like it will be a flop, a climatologist said Monday.
A “Supermoon” will dominate the sky Sunday night, making it tougher to see the annual Perseid meteor shower as it nears its peak.
While most of the public, including observers, space enthusiasts and environmentalists, will see the launch as the largest effort to study climate change in human history, NASA will see the launch, set for 2:58 a.m. Tuesday, as a realization of redemption.
After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
SpaceX is one of several private companies competing to build “space taxis” for NASA to replace the retired space shuttle fleet.
Sky-watchers in the Southland and across the Northern Hemisphere could be in for a treat as a brand-new meteor shower is expected to light up the night sky, according to NASA officials.
Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
NASA know-how has been used to make camera lenses, software and infrared devices, among many other items.
It’s not exactly a flying saucer, but a new lightweight spacecraft from NASA soon hopes to invade the skies of distant planets in our solar system.
NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.