NASA's newest space telescope will start searching the universe for black holes on Wednesday. Scientists hope the NuSTAR X-ray telescope, which launched about six weeks ago and is now flying about 350 miles above the Earth, will help shed some light on the mysteries of these space oddities.
Mission control for the telescope is a small room on the University of California, Berkeley, campus, where about a dozen people with headsets rarely look up from their screens.
A Delta II rocket launches with a NASA satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2011.
Credit Bill Ingalls / NASA-Flickr
In a boost to the Colorado aerospace industry, NASA has just snatched up three of the five remaining Delta II rocket launchers made by United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
Rupert Spies, Senior Lecturer in Food and Beverage Management at Cornell, gives a hands-on workshop on bread making with the NASA team.
Credit Jason Koski / courtesy of Cornell University Photography
You might be surprised at how powdered milk, dehydrated kelp and shelf-stable chorizo can come together in ways that taste good — especially if you've been cooped up for a few months on a mission with five strangers on a desolate lava crater in Hawaii.
Artist’s rendering of Orion during Exploration Flight Test-1, the first spaceflight of America’s next generation spacecraft.
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first space-bound Orion Spacecraft Crew Module to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The module was designed at the company’s Littleton facility and will be NASA’s first orbital test flight outside of Earth’s atmosphere since the 60’s.