On December 9, NASA began what is either an impressive engineering test or a classic example of world-class larking about. At the space agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, engineers are crushing an enormous can by subjecting it to almost one million pounds of force. Show More Summary
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the only Smithsonian facility to have been built with private funds, will mark 10 years of operation Dec. 15. Since it opened in conjunction with the nation?s Centennial of Flight in 2003, the center has expanded in all areas: size, scope of collections, displays, programs and educational activities. Show More Summary
Did you have a hard time getting to work today? Probably so, if you live anywhere from the Tennessee Valley all the way up to New England. Just look at this image from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center—everything is white. Read mor...
Intergalactic photos of unbelievably beautiful star formations and swirling clouds above Earth's surface can be found on NASA's Instagram for the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Planetary instruments from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., hit the trifecta on Dec. 4, running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space.
Planetary instruments from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., hit the trifecta on Dec. 4, running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space. The instruments, all flying on NASA missions, are mass spectrometers, designed to take in atmospheric, rock or soil samples and identify particular molecules in them. Show More Summary
Water worlds? A distant star lights up the atmosphere of an alien planet in this NASA illustration. (Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) If you dream of colonizing distant worlds, here's welcome news: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted signs of water on five faraway planets, according to two studies. Show More Summary
Comet ISON poses for a telescopic photo by the Marshall Space Flight Center. (Credit: NASA/MSFC/MEO/Cameron McCarty) Comet ISON is already a celebrity in the cosmos. The huge chunk of rock and primordial ice is on course to make a journey around the sun, and it's lighting up the heavens along the way. Show More Summary
Animators at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. created this short movie showing how the sun can cook a comet. Such a journey is currently being made by Comet ISON. Video courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Stargazers could be in for a treat early next month. Show More Summary
Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords — sorry, we meant Oscar winner Bret McKenzie — is developing an animated comedy series set in a NASA space center. Fox picked up the show for its Sunday night Animation Domination block. McKenzie will write and produce the series with Rebecca May and Tony Gama-Lobo (King of the Hill).
Photo by Wikimedia Commons/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Humans have made great advancements in space technology since man first ventured to the moon in 1969. One area of focus that has slipped by the wayside, however, is lunar communication. Show More Summary
Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The show must go on, even in the face of a government shutdown. Without work, furloughed NASA employees have more time to learn their lines and rehearse for their dinner theater production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," scheduled for performances Oct. 25 through Nov. 23. Video by Washington Post TV's "The Fold."
When white families migrated from city centers to the seclusion of the surrounding suburbs in the great “white flight” of the 20th century, housing prices dropped, allowing more blacks to become homeowners, a study in the Journal of Urban Economics...
Animation of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/ Screenshot by CNET) Ready for some -- literally -- out of this world plastic? A chemical commonly used to make everything from food-storage containers to car bumpers has been detected on one of Saturn's moons. Show More Summary
New data visualizations from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation and NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., show how climate models used in the new report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimate possible temperature and precipitation pattern changes throughout the 21st century.
ATLANTA — NASA officials say brilliant lights in the sky and loud booms reported in Alabama and Georgia came from a meteor that streaked across the South. Officials at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., say a baseball-size fragment of a comet entered Earth's atmosphere above Alabama at 8:18 p.m. Show More Summary
NASA has awarded a contract to HPM to provide environmental engineering and occupational health services to the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The firm-fixed price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract begins Nov. Show More Summary
Three prototype fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighters took off from the Zhukovsky flight test center near Moscow during the flight program at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon. The planes thrilled the audience with their breathtaking aerobatic. Watch this RIA Novosti video to see the show.
"Over the last 30 years we have seen an increase in hot and dry conditions that promote fire activity," said Doug Morton, a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "And across the western U.S. and Alaska, satellites show an...
See how the Kerbal Space Center tests its astronauts before approving them for flight.