“Three American astronauts Wednesday were blasted away from the tight embrace of the gravity of mother Earth into the strange environment of space in a mission which will, for the first time, leave the footprints of man on the sands of another world.”
Michael Wallace was a sailor aboard the USS Hornet that recovered Apollo 11 astronauts from the Pacific after splashdown on July 24, 1969.
Terry Slezak worked in NASA photo labs through Project Mercury, then the Gemini and Apollo missions in the race to the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.
In October 2018, if all goes as planned, an Ariane 5 rocket will lift off from French Guiana, just north of the equator, carrying the most sophisticated, deepest-peering space telescope ever conceived.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law federal legislation that will continue funding for the Johnson Space Center and other Texas-based space facilities.
On Friday, Astronaut Scott Kelly spoke about his record-setting 340-day mission for the first time since returning to Earth. He's sore, he said, but not ruling out a return to orbit. (Premium)
Beginning Saturday, the NASA 905 and a space shuttle replica named Independence, which is mounted on top of Space Center Houston’s newest exhibit, Independence Plaza, will be open to the public.
An unmanned rocket loaded with 7,400 pounds of cargo for the International Space Station — the first U.S. shipment in months — was grounded by dangerous gusts Saturday.
A week after NASA scientists said data from a satellite that orbits Mars confirmed water pours down craters on the red planet, a Mars rover team has it own big water announcement.
Scientists say red planet appears to have flowing water
Several small streams of salty water are found along the slopes of craters on Mars, NASA officials and scientists announced Monday. The finding, based on data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is the strongest evidence that liquid water can be found on the red planet.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Could it be that Mars is home to a vast ocean? Is there proof of life on the Red Planet? Or can it be some of the rock formations on Mars are man — or Martian — made?
In one scene of Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie, “The Martian,” a group of serious-looking NASA administrators meet in a video conference with a group of harried-looking engineers.
SAN ANTONIO — Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA’s next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Kirk Shireman, a 30-year NASA veteran who was most recently the deputy director for the Johnson Space Center, is the new manager of the International Space Station Program.