NASA's Record-Breaking Spacewoman Retires As AstronautWorking as a biochemist, Peggy Whitson, joined NASA as a researcher in 1986 and became an astronaut in 1996. Her last spaceflight was last year.
Alan Bean, Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon, Dies At 86Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died.
Afraid Of Heights In Space: NASA Astronaut Details FlightWhen NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba was out doing a spacewalk during a recent trip to the International Space Station, he held on tight. That's because Acaba is afraid of heights.
3 Space Station Astronauts Return To EarthThree astronauts returned from the International Space Station to the snowy, bitingly cold flat lands of Central Asia, ending a 5 1/2-month mission highlighted by robotic renovations, teacher pep talks and greetings from Pope Francis.
15 Years Since Columbia Disaster UT Arlington Remembers Kalpana Chawla: One Of Their OwnFifteen years ago today, the space shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas. All seven astronauts on board were killed, including one with ties to North Texas.
NASA Bumps Astronaut Off Space Station Flight In Rare MoveNASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch.
NASA: Legendary Astronaut, Moonwalker John Young Dies At 87Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87.
First NASA Astronaut To Fly Untethered In Space, Dies At 80Bruce McCandless was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker's jetpack, alone in the cosmic blackness above a blue Earth.
Space Delivery: Astronauts Get Ice Cream, Make-Own PizzasAstronauts got a mouth-watering haul with Tuesday's Earth-to-space delivery — pizza and ice cream.
Apollo 12 Astronaut Richard Gordon, Who Circled Moon, DiesDuring Apollo 12 in November 1969, Gordon circled the moon in the command module "Yankee Clipper" while Alan Bean and Charles Conrad walked on the lunar surface.
Revolutionaries To Supernovas: Glamour Names Women Of 2017It's been one epic year for women, a notion definitely not lost on Glamour magazine as it named U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, 27 key facilitators of the Women's March on Washington and astronaut Peggy Whitson among its women of the year.
Lego Unveils 'Women Of NASA' Set With Astronauts, ScientistsLego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA. The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space.