July 23, 2012 6:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died. She was 61.
NASA confirmed her death Monday afternoon and President Barack Obama called her a national hero.
Her office in San Diego said she died of pancreatic cancer.
Ride rode into... more »
April 19, 2012 6:43 AM
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery is preparing to move into its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia. This morning, the world's most traveled spaceship will be lifted off its Boeing 747 carrier and towed to the museum near Dulles International... more »
April 19, 2012 6:37 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Soviet lunar rover and a replica of a Soviet lunar probe are going on display at the National Space Foundation's headquarters in Colorado Springs. The foundation said Wednesday a prototype of a Soviet space suit will also be on display. The items are on... more »
March 7, 2012 7:57 PM
From New York to San Francisco there's a growing trend in the business community called coworking space. People can rent desk or office space and work side by side with others in a creative environment.
"We have a couple desks, then we have a lounge area back here," said... more »
September 14, 2011 6:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA is unveiling its design for a gigantic new rocket, bigger than the one that sent astronauts to the moon. And it will go even farther away.
NASA on Wednesday will detail its much-delayed plans for the rocket, called the Space Launch System, which will cost... more »
July 4, 2011 6:56 AM
With the end of NASA's space shuttle program this month, some 7,000 space jobs in Florida, and the end of many jobs in the communities near the Space Coast.
The highly-skilled space workers will have to compete in a labor market where more than one in 10 in America... more »
January 24, 2011 6:35 PM
Colorado State University-Pueblo will offer a Space Exploration Seminar on Wednesday.
The seminar will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the Occhiato University Center with a variety of workshops and a keynote address by Former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Ronald Sega. The seminar is offered at... more »
December 10, 2010 7:24 PM
Construction began today on a $14 million facility at Peterson Air Force Base for the Air Force Space Command's new Space Education and Training Center.
The building will be complete in 2012.
"As the host command...we look forward to jointly preparing today's warrior Airmen in the realm of... more »
October 12, 2010 8:28 AM
An instrument designed by University of Colorado-Boulder students has traveled 1.67 billion miles from Earth as it gathers data about grains of dust, the building blocks of the solar system.
CU researchers say the dust counter onboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto has traveled farther than any other... more »
August 20, 2010 8:57 AM
The University of Colorado is one of eight universities and other institutions chosen to be part of a new center focusing on commercial space travel, launch operations and space commerce.
The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday announced the selection of CU-Boulder to participate in the Center of Excellence for Commercial... more »
May 26, 2010 2:39 PM
The 1001 graduates of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2010 have taken the oath and are now fully commissioned 2nd Lieutenants.
In his commencement address this morning, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff encouraged the graduates to use their imaginations as they... more »
May 14, 2010 4:15 PM
Space shuttle Atlantis is on its way to orbit for the last time. Atlantis and an experienced crew of six blasted off Friday afternoon from Cape Canaveral in Florida. More than 40,000 guests gathered at the launch site, all of them eager to catch one of the few remaining shuttle... more »
May 5, 2010 11:58 AM
A SkyWest Airlines flight from Helena, Montana, to Salt Lake City was diverted to Idaho Falls after a passenger began banging on the cockpit door, saying he was a space alien and wanted to fly the plane.
Idaho Falls Police Sgt. Phil Grimes says other passengers on the Sunday... more »
April 27, 2010 10:20 AM
British physicist Stephen Hawking says aliens are out there, but it could be too dangerous for humans to interact with extraterrestrial life.
Hawking claims in a new documentary titled "Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking" that intelligent alien life forms almost certainly exist - but warns that communicating with... more »
April 25, 2010 10:15 AM
The team behind the Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating the orbiting observatory's 20th birthday with a picture that shows a cosmic pillar of gas and dust piled high in the Carina Nebula.
The image, captured in February by Hubble's brand-new Wide Field Camera 3, may look like a bizarre... more »
April 17, 2010 11:05 PM
In the midst of President Obama's announcement Thursday that NASA's human space flight budget will be reduced. Many in the space industry fear the US is losing its grip on space superiority. "What we are seeing is that we are not holding our place." says Janet Stevens with the Space... more »
April 15, 2010 3:54 PM
President Barack Obama says he is "100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future." His speech was watched live from the Space Symposium, now in its last day.
The president has outlined plans for federal spending to bring more private companies into space exploration following the... more »
April 13, 2010 8:24 PM
As the 26th National Space Symposium kicks off in Colorado Springs this week, there are a lot of questions surrounding government funding... or lack of funding for space projects. "The recent budget proposal from the Obama administration proposes canceling the Constellation which is the program that was supposed to replace... more »
April 12, 2010 10:28 AM
Space tourism is drawing attention to a weeklong summit for the aerospace industry in Colorado Springs. The 26th National Space Symposium starts Monday. This year's symposium is taking on a new importance as the industry mulls signals from the White House that space tourism is due for an expansion. Next... more »
February 24, 2010 4:32 PM
Skeptical senators are telling NASA's chief that the space agency lacks a goal and destination.
Earlier this month, the White House killed the previous administration's plan to back to the moon. The space shuttles will soon be retired. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says his agency has an ultimate goal:... more »
February 6, 2010 11:58 AM
Space shuttle Endeavour has the green light for launch tomorrow and an improving weather forecast to go with it. The last scheduled night launch comes as workers face uncertainty after a space policy shake-up by the Obama administration. On Monday, President Barack Obama ditched the back-to-the-moon program of the previous... more »
December 17, 2009 9:10 PM
The new exhibit at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center features some works that are out of this world. The NASA exhibit opens Friday night and features more than 70 space-themed works.
Many of the pieces come from the space agency's own collection and include big name artists like... more »
December 8, 2009 3:32 PM
The refurbished Hubble Space Telescope has spotted what may be the oldest galaxies yet. The image released Tuesday by NASA was captured this summer by Hubble's newly installed wide field camera. The new camera allows the telescope to peer deeper into the cosmos and understand how galaxies formed in the... more »
November 11, 2009 9:17 AM
Students nationwide are getting a chance to see how butterflies develop in space as opposed to the earth's environment.
The University of Colorado's BioServe Space Technologies designed the experiment which will feature monarch and painted lady butterfly larvae aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. It's set to launch Monday for... more »
November 9, 2009 2:37 PM
Fort Collins High School graduate Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger is going into outer space and will have a version of school mascot Clyde, a stuffed lamb in a space suit, by her side. School officials believe Metcalf-Lindenburger will be the school's first graduate in space. The 1993 graduate and science teacher entered... more »
October 28, 2009 11:40 AM
NASA's newest rocket has blasted off on a test flight that may pave the way for a return to the moon. After a one-day weather delay, the Ares I-X rocket rumbled away Wednesday morning from a former shuttle launch pad at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. No people or payloads are... more »
October 19, 2009 9:33 AM
Astronomers have found 32 new planets outside the solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop. Scientists using telescopes by the European Southern Observatory telescopes didn't find any planets quite the size of Earth or any that seemed habitable or even... more »
September 29, 2009 3:23 PM
Former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident Jim Reilly, II will speak with students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy on Friday about his experiences in space. The three time shuttle mission veteran is making the visit thanks to a unique co-operative agreement between the school and the Space Foundation.... more »
September 21, 2009 11:17 AM
Space shuttle Discovery has left Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana on the last leg of its cross-country flight home to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle is being ferried atop a modified 747 aircraft, known as a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Discovery ended a two-week, 5.7-million mile mission... more »
September 16, 2009 10:01 AM
Astronomers have found more than 300 planets outside our solar system but none of them have been proven to be solid until now. A team of European astronomers has confirmed that a planet discovered earlier this year about 500 light years away is more than a big gas ball. One... more »
September 11, 2009 9:40 AM
NASA needs to pick a coast today for a landing of the space shuttle Discovery. The preferred landing spot is in Florida. But storm clouds may keep the shuttle away, forcing the astronauts to touch down in California. Florida landings are preferred because the cross-country ferry trip eats up $1.7... more »
September 9, 2009 11:57 AM
A refurbished Hubble Space Telescope is showing Earth the sharpest photos yet of cosmic beauty, complete with heavenly glows. NASA on Wednesday unveiled the first deep space photos taken by Hubble since its billion dollar repair mission last spring. That work included installing two new cameras, other science instruments and... more »
September 8, 2009 3:10 PM
A White House panel of independent space experts says NASA's return-to-the-moon plan just won't fly. The problem is money. The expert panel estimates it would cost about $3 billion a year beyond NASA's current budget. The plan to revisit the moon by 2020 was proposed five years ago by then-President... more »