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  • NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

    June 29, 2014 8:44 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy - this time on a different rocket. The $468 million mission is designed to study the main driver of climate change emitted... more »
  • NASA picks Lawrence firm for drone development

    March 14, 2014 7:15 AM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - NASA has selected a Lawrence business to develop a drone for high-altitude air sampling. The Lawrence Journal-World reports NASA and KalScott Engineering Inc. are in the contract phase of the nearly $1 million unmanned air vehicle project. The drone is expected to provide data for earth... more »
  • NASA rover flexes arm for first time on Mars

    August 21, 2012 9:43 AM

    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - NASA's Mars rover has taken another small step for robot-kind. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California say the rover Curiosity flexed its robotic arm Monday for the first time since before its November launch. They say they'll now spend weeks testing and... more »
  • NASA awards $66K fellowship to SDSMT student

    May 9, 2012 7:16 AM

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - NASA has awarded a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student and an advisor a fellowship to study materials for lunar structures. Twenty-one-year-old Anthony Kulesa of Warner and advisor Marc Robinson have been awarded one year of funding worth $66,000 for their research focusing... more »
  • NASA launches suborbital rockets from Virginia

    March 27, 2012 6:43 AM

    ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - After several delays, NASA has launched five rockets from Virginia that are part of a study of the jet stream. The rockets blasted off early Tuesday from NASA's space center on Wallops Island. Bad weather had postponed other planned launches last week. The Anomalous Transport Rocket... more »
  • NASA reschedules Va. suborbital rocket launches

    March 22, 2012 7:50 AM

    ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - NASA is again rescheduling the launch of five rockets from Virginia due to bad weather. The rockets are part of a study of the jet stream. The launch had been set for Thursday at NASA's space center on Wallops Island but has now been pushed back... more »
  • Suit: NASA specialist axed over intelligent design

    March 12, 2012 5:54 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has landed robotic explorers on the surface of Mars, sent probes to outer planets and operates a worldwide network of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft. Its latest mission is defending itself in a workplace lawsuit filed by a former computer specialist... more »
  • NASA to launch 5 rockets quickly to track winds

    March 8, 2012 6:26 AM

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Skywatchers along the East Coast may be able to see a NASA experiment meant to learn more about the little-understood jet stream current at the edge of space. NASA plans to launch five rockets in five minutes from coastal Virginia on a clear night between March... more »
  • Once laid off, she now is a NASA scholar

    March 7, 2012 6:25 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A student at Southwest Tennessee Community College, laid off from her job during the recession, has been chosen by NASA to attend a three-day on-site event. Erin Mullinax is one of 92 community and junior college students from across the country to be part of an... more »
  • Twin NASA probes begin studying the moon's gravity

    March 7, 2012 6:18 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twin NASA probes in orbit around the moon have begun mapping the lunar gravity field in hopes of figuring out why Earth's only natural satellite is shaped the way it is. The campaign kicked off late Tuesday, two months after the spacecraft arrived back-to-back at the... more »
  • NASA center marks 50 years since Glenn spaceflight

    March 2, 2012 6:51 AM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - John Glenn is slated to give a keynote speech as the Ohio NASA research center bearing his name continues celebrating the recent 50th anniversary of his historic spaceflight. The former astronaut and U.S. senator from Ohio became the first American to orbit the Earth on Feb. 20,... more »
  • Two W.Va. educators picked for NASA program

    January 27, 2012 6:48 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two West Virginia educators have been selected for NASA research flights. NASA says Sarah Scoles of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Anne Smith of Green Bank Middle School will participate in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program. NASA said Wednesday that 26 educators will partner with... more »
  • NASA administrator to visit Morgan State U.

    January 25, 2012 9:21 AM

    BALTIMORE (AP) - The head of NASA is visiting Morgan State University to meet with engineering and science students. Administrator Charles Bolden plans to visit the university on Wednesday to highlight the importance of science, engineering and mathematics in the nation's economy. The visit comes a day after President Barack... more »
  • La. Tech research may benefit NASA

    September 6, 2011 7:56 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Researchers from Louisiana Tech University will be floating high above the Gulf of Mexico this month to conduct zero-gravity testing of an experimental DNA analysis instrument developed at Tech that could benefit future NASA astronauts. Niel Crews, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Collin Tranter, a... more »
  • Former NASA Chief Sean O'Keefe Remains in Critical Condition

    August 11, 2010 11:53 AM

    The Associated Press reports that former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe is in critical condition after the plane crash that claimed the life of former Sen. Ted Stevens. O'Keefe and his son Kevin - who also survived Monday's crash and is listed in serious condition - suffered broken bones and other... more »
  • Baton Rouge Museum Benefitting from NASA Groups

    May 14, 2010 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Art & Science Museum will be among befeficiaries of a $904,159 grant from NASA to produce new planetarium programs and a portable planetarium. The grant will be spent through a partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Rice University and several... more »
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Back on Earth

    April 20, 2010 9:55 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth. The shuttle and its seven astronauts landed at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday morning. Their arrival was delayed by rain that popped up right before daybreak. But the sky cleared and... more »
  • Tweeters on hand for shuttle launch

    November 16, 2009 8:38 AM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - The Space Shuttle Atlantis won't be the only thing flying when it lifts off from Florida today. The fingers of about 100 huge NASA fans will also be flying - across keyboards as they tweet details of the liftoff. For the first time ever, NASA has invited... more »
  • Caterpillars in Space

    November 13, 2009 11:48 AM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - These bugs have the right stuff. Three monarch caterpillars are about to become insect astronauts. University of Kansas prof Chip Taylor is providing the caterpillars for a space shuttle launch planned for Monday. The Wichita Eagle reports the bugs will ride the shuttle Atlantis to the... more »
  • NASA to Moon: Get ready, here we come

    October 9, 2009 7:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two NASA spacecraft are barreling toward the moon at twice the speed of a bullet, about to crash Friday into a lunar crater in a search for ice. "Everything is working so very well," NASA's Victoria Friedensen, a manager in NASA's exploration office, said minutes before the... more »

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