Obituaries

December 23, 2017

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, who died Thursday, gave us one of the best space photos ever

An astronaut floats alone with the blackness of space behind him and the bright blue limb of the Earth below. He’s untethered with nothing but a […]
January 23, 2017

Remembering Apollo 17's Gene Cernan — the Last Man to Walk on the Moon

Explore the final NASA Apollo mission to the moon in photographs featuring Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan who died last week. Gene Cernan, the last human […]
January 23, 2017

Remembering Apollo 17’s Gene Cernan — the Last Man to Walk on the Moon

Explore the final NASA Apollo mission to the moon in photographs featuring Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan who died last week. Gene Cernan, the last human […]
January 17, 2017

NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy of Last Man to Walk on Moon

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Gemini and Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan: “Gene Cernan, Apollo astronaut and the […]
December 28, 2016

Luke Skywalker bids farewell to Carrie Fisher, his beloved 'space-twin'

There has been an outpouring of poignant tributes for Carrie Fisher, but none more touching than that of her intergalactic twin. Mark Hamill, who played Princess’ […]
December 24, 2016

Piers Sellers: UK-born astronaut dies aged 61

British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa has said. Born in Crowborough, East Sussex, Dr Sellers began working for the US […]
December 9, 2016

'Godspeed, John Glenn': Obama leads tributes to US astronaut

US President Barack Obama has led tributes to the astronaut and former senator John Glenn, who died on Thursday aged 95. Mr Obama said Glenn “lifted […]
April 22, 2016

NASA Honors Prince by Tweeting Photo of Purple Nebula

The famous Crab Nebula, as seen by the Hubble and Herschel space telescopes. NASA tweeted out this photo on April 21, 2016, in honor of the […]
April 5, 2016

'Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld dies at 93

Erik Bauersfeld, the voice actor behind cult Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar, has passed away at the age of 93. Bauersfeld provided the voices for Rebel Alliance commander Admiral […]