| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:56 PM
SpaceX, the Hawthorne company that builds rockets and space capsules to resupply the International Space Station for NASA, has been testing a new reusable 10-story rocket out at its facilities in McGregor, Texas.
It’s a little strange to see a...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Everyone has to make time for a little home maintenance now and then, even when your home is orbiting 260 miles above the Earth.
So bright and early Tuesday morning, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy suited up for a six-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:36 PM
The database of asteroids and comets that can pass near the Earth has hit a new milestone: This week, NASA announced that a powerful telescope in Hawaii detected the 10,000th near-Earth object on June 18.
Now, the agency wants asteroid hunters to find...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:43 PM
IRIS, as NASA's newest scientific satellite is known, will launch into space Thursday at 7:27 p.m. Pacific, and you can watch it leave the planet live, right here on latimes.com.
The satellite the size of a motorcycle is being sent to space to help...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:12 PM
NASA has signed on to a mission to explore Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden inked the agreement to join the BepiColombo mission Thursday in Rome. The mission is already being built and tested by the European...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:36 PM
It’s been two years since NASA’s space shuttle program came to an end, but thousands of Americans still dream of becoming astronauts. Eight of them – four men and four women – were introduced Monday as NASA’s astronaut...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:43 AM
A new distribution platform is emerging and no one knows what to make of it. The established players are wary of it and see it as more foe than friend. Others are afraid of losing their shirt by investing in it. Sound familiar?
But this isn't the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:13 PM
NASA is getting serious about protecting the Earth from asteroids, and the space agency wants your help.
If you have thoughts on how NASA can efficiently identify potentially hazardous asteroids, or ideas for improving the agency's preliminary plans for...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Dancer, rapper, and, oh yeah, Man on the Moon Buzz Aldrin is talking, but are the right people listening?
One of the original moonwalkers (“Michael Jackson always did it backwards!” Aldrin complained) challenged the United States to pick...
| Feb 20, 2013
When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ....
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:02 AM
NASA knew that in order to properly explore the moon, walking wouldn’t be enough. Astronauts needed to drive....