Apollo program

December 28, 2017

NASA Visitor Center to Open Astronaut Training Attraction in 2018

A new year is bringing a new astronaut-themed attraction to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The all-new Astronaut Training Experience (ATX), opening in […]
November 18, 2017

Here’s What a Volcano on Mars Looked Like to Mariner 9 in 1971

Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than Earth, travelled to Mars and returned images of the surface, including this one of a Martian […]
October 12, 2017

SpaceX launches third pre-flown rocket with EchoStar-SES satellite, lands booster

WASHINGTON — SpaceX completed its third launch with a previously used first stage booster Oct. 11, carrying a geostationary satellite for customers EchoStar and SES. The […]
June 15, 2017

Electric-Powered Lunar Space Tug Could Facilitate Future Moon Missions

To make moon flights cheaper, a new paper proposes that NASA use an electrically powered lunar space tug that would operate between Earth and the moon. […]
May 31, 2017

Commercial crew vehicles may fall short of safety threshold

WASHINGTON — The two companies developing commercial crew vehicles for NASA may not be able to meet a safety threshold specified in their contracts, an agency […]
April 29, 2017

Lego is releasing its coolest spaceship to date: an Apollo Saturn V

Lego is no stranger to space toys. The company first released its Space line of sets in 1978, and since then, fans have built hundreds of […]
February 26, 2017

Inside NASA’s Space Farming Labs

If astronauts are going to make it on long duration space missions, they’re going to need some veggies. For the first time since the end of […]
February 20, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Puts Historic NASA Launch Pad Back in Business

Unlike any booster NASA has flown, the Falcon 9’s first stage then returned around and landed itself back on the ground. The launch pad where rockets […]
February 14, 2017

US Air Force Prepping for Historic Minotaur IV Rocket Launch in July

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Tucked inside a mobile service tower here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station‘s Launch Complex 46 sits a trio of Peacekeeper missiles […]