Think you have to be an astronaut to experience weightlessness? A group of Dallas college students are getting a chance to fly on NASA’s zero gravity plane, dubbed the ‘vomit comet.’
NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.
NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit. Officials on Thursday described a prime candidate: A tiny asteroid that whizzed about 7,600 miles above Earth in 2011.
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American astronaut Reid Wiseman is training for a trip to the International Space Station in three weeks. But first, he spoke with CBS 11 News from his base in Star City, Russia.
Two North Texas men want to be part of a program to send earthlings to Mars and colonize it. They are among 200,000 people from around the world who signed up to participate in “Mars One.”
Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.
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NASA is celebrating Earth Day on Tuesday by asking you — and everyone else on the planet — to take part in the agency’s ‘Global Selfie’ event.
An asteroid is headed this way. But even though it will come closer than the moon, astronomers say it will pose no danger.
On at least 150 commercial air carrier flights since the early 1990s, pilots have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land before realizing there was a mistake.
Space station astronauts repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, braving a “mini blizzard” of noxious ammonia as they popped in a new pump.