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Asteroid (101955)1999 RQ36 doesn't really roll off the tongue, but asteroid Bennu? That's an asteroid that a person, a country and the world can get excited about. This week, NASA announced that 9-year-old Michael Toler Puzio of North Carolina had won...
In its maiden flight to space, a commercially built 13-story rocket blasted off from a launch pad off the coast of Virginia in a test mission for NASA. The Antares rocket, developed by Orbital Sciences Corp., roared into orbit after launching Sunday...
This post has been updated. See below for details.Don't cut planetary science funding, members of Congress urged NASA on Friday. In a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), urged the space agency to maintain funding levels for...
Jeff Bezos: founder and CEO of Amazon.com, and now, bona fide ocean explorer. A year after vowing to send a team into the ocean to find F-1 engines from the historic Apollo 11 moon launch, Bezos announced Wednesday that the team had recovered F-1 engine...
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE -- A 19-story white rocket successfully lifted a NASA science satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, located northwest of Santa Barbara. The picture-perfect launch, which took place Monday at 10:02 a.m. PST,...
NASA’s human spaceflight program is “alive and well,” NASA chief Charles Bolden told a committee convened to explore the space program’s future goals and direction. “Those who question whether we can still lead in space...
NASA’s purpose and vision might be a mystery to some, but the agency’s top official says there’s a quick primer on the space agency’s mission and accomplishments. And it’s done Gangnam style. “I find, as I travel...
L.A. NOWNASA on Monday is expected to release more image from the Mars rover Curiosity as well as provide new details on the rover's movements on the Red Planet surface. NASA administrator Charles Bolden is expected to make statements during a......
L.A. NOWTop NASA officials and former astronauts praised the late Neil Armstrong on Saturday, saying he made a major mark on space exploration. "When I think of Neil, I think of someone who for our country was dedicated enough to dare......
L.A. NOWSpace shuttle Endeavour will once again be on public display Tuesday as the California Science Center opens its doors to the pavilion that will showcase its new crown jewel....
When Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969, he uttered a phrase that has been carved in stone and quoted across the planet: "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." The grainy black-and-white...
In the early days of the space program, astronauts were ex-Marines, Air Force officers and hot-shot pilots. Sally Ride got there a little differently: She answered a want ad. In the late 1970s, NASA decided that, in addition to pilots, it needed some...
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