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Space & Technology

Virgin Galactic wins NASA contract to launch satellites on LauncherOne

NASA announced Oct. 14 that it has awarded commercial spaceline Virgin Galactic a $4.7 million contract for the launch of more than a dozen...

Last of 12 GPS IIF satellites arrive at Cape Canaveral for...

Air Force photograph by James RainerA quality assurance team from the 45th Launch Group off-loads an Air Force GPS IIF-12 satellite from a...

NASA selects student teams for 2016 high-powered rocket launch challenge

NASA photograph by Emmett GivenMembers of the University of Louisville Rocketry Team -- River City Rocketry -- carry their rocket to the launch...

NASA Challenge seeks ways to use Mars’ natural resources for astronauts

Living off the land is different when the land is 140 million miles away, so NASA is looking for innovative ideas to use in...

NASA offers licenses of patented technologies to start-up companies

NASA is unveiling a new opportunity for start-up companies to license patented NASA technology with no up-front payment. The Startup NASA initiative addresses two common...

NASA, Boeing extend ISS contract

NASA has awarded a key contract to Boeing, the International Space Station’s prime contractor, to continue providing key engineering support services, resources and personnel...

Harris emphasizes impact of flight test engineers at 46th Society of...

LANCASTER, Calif.  -- Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, served as a keynote speaker Sept. 16 for the 46th Annual Society of Flight...

NASA Completes Key Milestone for Orion Spacecraft in Support of Journey...

NASA’s mission to send astronauts to deep space destinations where no other human has traveled has taken another important step forward with the completion...

Space Camp: Once in a lifetime experience

PALMDALE, Calif.—“Amazing,” “inspiring” and “motivating” were a few of the words Space Camp graduates Lauren Baker and Ethan Calderone used to describe their experience...

NASA’s New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto’s...

In the latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be...