Science

December 18, 2012

What do astronauts eat?

In the early days of the U.S. space program, astronauts had to contend with freeze-dried powders and small cubes of food as well as gel-like liquids […]
December 18, 2012

'ISS Cribs': An Astronaut-Guided Tour of the Most Amazing House Ever Built

You no doubt have seen images taken from the International Space Station. You likely have seen images taken of the International Space Station, too. But do you know […]
December 17, 2012

Twin NASA spacecraft headed for lunar crash landing

LOS ANGELES — Ebb and Flow chased each other around the moon for nearly a year, peering into the interior. With dwindling fuel supplies, the twin […]
December 15, 2012

NASA to Provide Dec. 17 Commentary as Twin Probes End Lunar Mission

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA will provide live commentary of the scheduled lunar surface impacts of its twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft beginning at […]
December 15, 2012

The magic, good and bad, of life in orbit

Chris Hadfield says he can’t wait for the “magic” of space, but he’ll also be exploring to the darker side of that magic as he circles […]
December 15, 2012

Chinese Probe buzzes Toutatis

The Chinese lunar orbiter Chang’e 2 has completed its flyby of asteroid Toutatis, a five-kilometer (three mile) long space rock that recently had a “close” encounter […]
December 14, 2012

Hubble captures most distant view of space

The Hubble space telescope has allowed astronomers to look deeper into the universe than ever before and identified seven of the most distant galaxies on record. […]
December 14, 2012

NASA spacecrafts prepare to crash into moon

    LOS ANGELES—After nearly a year circling the moon, NASA’s Ebb and Flow will meet their demise when they crash — on purpose — into […]
December 13, 2012

Brilliant Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Skywatchers around the world are in for a treat tonight, as the annual Geminid meteor shower is poised to put on a spectacular show. The Geminids will […]