December 2013

Air Force’s mysterious space plane nears 1 year In orbit

December 7th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane is nearing a major milestone — one year of travel in Earth orbit, performing duties in support of long-term space objectives. The unmanned X-37B spacecraft — flying a mission known as Orbital Test Vehicle 3 (OTV-3) — launched into space atop an [...]

November 2013

NASA Maps Dangerous Asteroids That May Threaten Earth

November 21st, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you've seen films like "Armageddon," you know the potential threat asteroids can be for Earth. To meet that threat, NASA has built a map like no other: a plot of every dangerous asteroid that could potentially endanger our planet … at least the ones we know about. NASA released [...]

Happy 15th birthday, International Space Station!

November 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday Wednesday, marking the day in 1998 when a Russian rocket lifted the first piece of what is now the largest manmade structure ever built in space. The launch of the module named Zarya ("Sunrise" in Russian) kicked off an unprecedented international undertaking [...]

NASA Hails Success of Commercial Cargo Effort, Looks Ahead to Crew Flights

November 13th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency’s public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with U.S. companies to transport astronauts is set to begin next week. A little more than [...]