NASA Technology to Reduce Long Tarmac Delays, Fuel Burn on Airport RunwaysThe nation’s 27 busiest airports including SFO are set to start using new software developed at NASA Ames Research Center that will vastly reduce “fuel burn” by eliminating the need for commercial jets to wait in line before takeoff.
UC Berkeley To Launch Dual Satellites On Mission To MarsNASA has greenlighted a mission by the University of California at Berkeley to put two satellites into orbit around Mars, university officials said Monday.
Astronomical Treat Awaiting Early Risers Wednesday MorningIt's an heavenly sight worthy of an all nighter. The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years will coincide with a supermoon in the San Francisco Bay Area skies beginning at around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Astronaut Michael Collins, Piloted Apollo 11 During 1st Manned Lunar Landing, Dies At 90Former NASA astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 command module during the historic first manned lunar landing in 1969, has died at the age of 90.
NASA Unveils Never-Before-Seen Video from Mars Rover LandingAfter a long weekend without any updates or imagery from the Perseverance Mars rover, NASA released a spectacular bounty of video Monday, including never-before-seen footage capturing the hair-raising descent to the surface of the red planet.
"Touchdown Confirmed!" -- NASA Celebrates As Perseverance Rover Lands on MarsRacing through space at more than 12,000 mph, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover reached Mars Thursday and pulled off a thrilling seven-minute plunge through the atmosphere to land on the surface of the red planet.
Millie Hughes-Fulford, Trailblazing Astronaut, Dies At 75 In San Francisco HomeMillie Hughes-Fulford, a trailblazing astronaut and scientist who became the first female payload specialist to fly in space for NASA, died following a yearslong battle with cancer, her family said.
Sentinel 6 Launch Lights Up Central Coast Skies; Mission Will Measure Rising Sea LevelsA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base Saturday morning -- a launch visible across the Central Coast.
Look Up! Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Monday NightThe Leonid meteor shower will peak from Monday night into Tuesday morning. If conditions are right, it could be a stellar cosmic show.
SpaceX Launches 2nd Crew as Regular Station Crew Flights BeginSpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company.
Elon Musk Says He May Have COVID-19 As SpaceX Astronaut Launch Gets DelayedFriday’s postponement news came after SpaceX chief Elon Musk disclosed he had gotten mixed test results for COVID-19 and was awaiting the outcome of a more definitive test.
'We Really Didn't Expect This' - NASA Ames Researchers Contribute To Discovery Of Water Molecules On The MoonNASA wraps up a busy October with another significant announcement regarding the discovery of molecular water on the sunlit surface of the moon.
SpaceX-Launched 'Mighty Mice' Stay Swole After Month in OrbitBulked-up, mutant “mighty mice” held onto their muscle during a monthlong stay at the International Space Station, returning to Earth with ripped bodybuilder physiques, scientists reported Monday.
NASA JPL Says Tiny Asteroid Expected To Pass Near Earth On Election EveA small asteroid known as 2018VP1 is projected to come close to Earth on Nov. 2, with a less-than-one-percent chance of striking the planet.
SpaceX Safely Returns To Earth Ending Historic Space MissionSan Francisco Bay Area tech guru Elon Musk joined millions across the country Sunday, cheering the safe return of his SpaceX crew from their historic mission.