NASA promised that the asteroid would miss Earth by 17,150 miles, avoiding catastrophe. But that’s still closer than many communication and weather satellites.
A seventh grade science project sent the popular cartoon character Hello Kitty nearly 18 miles above earth. Check out the amazing viral video here.
NASA will honor the seven astronauts who perished when the Columbia space shuttle was destroyed 10 years ago. The agency will mark the anniversary at a public memorial in Florida.
Many parts of Texas have scheduled events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, but UTA has a very personal reason to mark the date.
One morning, nearly 10 years ago, Barry McCool remembers watching his son’s space shuttle fly more than 40 miles above his Las Vegas home. But Columbia never landed.
The White House issued an official response to a petition calling for the United States government to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
Skywatchers around the world are in for a treat tonight, as the annual Geminid meteor shower is poised to put on a spectacular show.
After the Curiosity rover landed on Mars, there’s been renewed interest in space. High school teachers across the country are seizing on that to bring astronomy into the classroom.
The SPCA shelter in McKinney is looking for additional volunteers and donations after more than 80 animals from Louisiana arrived Saturday morning.
There’s a rare ‘blue moon’ on Friday, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the cosmic calendar. That’s the day of a private service for Armstrong, who died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82.
Now that Curiosity passed its driving test on Mars, the six-wheel NASA rover set its sights on longer treks.
Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.
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