| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:20 PM
More than 40 astronauts greeted hundreds of guests to the grand opening of the $100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday morning.
The opening ceremony took place in the shadow of a replica of the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:24 AM
A Kansas native is one of eight selected for an exclusive group. 37-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Tyler "Nick" Hague of Hoxie has been chosen as a 2013 astronaut candidate by NASA.
This year's class comes from the largest number of applications nasa...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The course is Human Space Flight. The subject for today: analogues — the scenarios found in the world or contrived in the laboratory that NASA uses to simulate work and life aboard a space ship.
Naval Academy professor Ken Reightler leads the...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:34 PM
A proposed mission to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit in the Earth-moon system is a stepping stone to sending humans to Mars, NASA administrator Charles Bolden said Thursday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Bolden visited the La Cañada...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
“We're safe on Mars.”
La Cañada Flintridge's connection to the heavens made for a sensational story in 2012, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory safely landed the NASA rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. JPL engineer Al Chen made the announcement...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:12 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) provoked a tense exchange with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden during a House budget hearing Wednesday on proposed cuts to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars program.
Schiff grilled Bolden for nearly 17 minutes about NASA's...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) grilled NASA Administrator Charles Bolden during a House budget hearing Wednesday on proposed funding cuts to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars program, calling them a major step backward for the nation.
Schiff, whose district...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:36 AM
The SpaceX Dragon has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a three-week flight to the International Space Station, completing the first commercial cargo mission to Earth's orbit, NASA announced Sunday.
The unmanned capsule came down about 250 miles...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s missions to Mars have gotten a boost from congressional leaders, who this week found up to $100 million more for NASA’s planetary science program.
The White House’s initial proposal for the 2013 NASA budget...
| May 31, 2012
| 11:02 AM
The unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off Baja California on Thursday, completing the first commercial flight to the International Space Station, NASA and company controllers reported.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule landed at...