A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings has made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled.
Transcript of a discussion with Mars rover scientist who reveals that Curiosity’s latest mission has been slowed by suprisingly rough terrain.
San Francisco to New York in two hours? It’s been possible for 40 years, as anyone who flew the Concorde from New York to London can tell you, but it’s not allowed because of Federal Aviation Administration regulations about supersonic flights over land. Seems people don’t like the sound of sonic booms every few hours over their homes, but new research from NASA Ames Research Center, and the facility at Edwards could make sonic booms more tolerable, and make hour-long cross-country flights a reality.
NASA has reported that a shockwave from a massive solar flare will hit Earth on Friday, possibly knocking out communications and causing disruptions to satellites.
Folks in Hawaii should see a flying saucer in the skies above Kauai Thursday morning. It’s a NASA project meant to eventually help land heavy objects on Mars. Up until now parachutes have been used.
A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.
Hundreds of veterans turned out at a major job fair in Silicon Valley on Thursday, where many high-tech employers were looking to hire former military members.
NASA, in a first-of-a kind agreement, has signed with Los Gatos based Skycorp to allow the group to attempt to contact and possibly command NASA’s International Sun-Earth Explorer-3.
The first meteors of a never-before-seen Memorial Day Weekend meteor shower, the Camelopardalids or ‘Giraffe’ shower, have already been seen, caught on camera, and cataloged, according to meteor researchers at the SETI Institute in Mountain View.
NASA announced the discovery of what could become a first ever meteor shower, the May Camelopardalids, delighting skywatchers with 200 meteors per hour for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, and potentially rivaling the Perseid meteor shower in August.