A partial lunar eclipse Saturday will appear magnified in the United States by an effect known as the “moon illusion,” scientists say.
The eclipse will begin 10:17 GMT when the Moon enters the shadow of Earth.
In many parts of the United States and Canada, the early Saturday eclipse will appear larger because it will occur while [...]
Gliding into retirement after 32 missions covering 120 million miles, the shuttle Atlantis dropped out of orbit and returned to Earth on Wednesday, wrapping up a storied 25-year career with a near-flawless space station assembly mission.
The near-perfect landing under blue skies mirrored what was largely a flawless mission to the International Space Station.
“That was [...]
The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday afternoon on its final planned mission.
The shuttle blasted off under bright sunny skies at 2:20 p.m.
Its 12-day mission will take it to the International Space Station(ISS) where it will deliver a Russian module. They also plan to bring a “set of batteries for the station’s truss and [...]
HEMSI officials have confirmed at least two injuries in a chemical explosion on Redstone Arsenal this morning.
A statement from Deputy Public Affairs Officer Kimberly Henry said one of the injured was being taken by helicopter to a Birmingham hospital and one to a Huntsville hospital. The explosion occurred this morning in a building that handles [...]
The X-37B OTV is a classified Air Force project that has never been fully explained by the Pentagon.
Some worry it may be the start of military operations in space–that the plane might some day carry weapons to shoot down enemy satellites.
Some are concerned it may be used as a quick-response vehicle that could be sent [...]
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory(SDO) has delivered stunning first images of our sun. Some of the images show never-before-seen detail of material streaming outward and away from sunspots. Others show extreme close-ups of activity on the sun’s surface. The SDO has also made the first high—resolution measurements of solar flares in a broad range of extreme [...]
Moonwalk icon Neil Armstrong, in an open letter co-signed by Apollo Commanders James Lovell and Eugene Cernan, wrote on Tuesday that “The … decision to cancel the Constellation program, its Ares 1 and Ares V rockets, and the Orion spacecraft, is devastating.
“America’s only path to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station will [...]
The space shuttle lit up the night sky of Cape Canaveral in the early morning hours on Monday, sending seven astronauts on their way to the International Space Station.
Three women are riding aboard Discovery. A fourth is already at the space station. She arrived Sunday, courtesy of the Russians. That sets a record for [...]