Fifty years ago, America was in the depths of the Cold War.From the launch of Sputnik in 1957 to Yuri Gagarin's historic flight in 1961 that made him the first man to venture into space, the Soviet Union was winning the race, and the competition spurred the achievements of both nations.Eighteen
The private rocket company SpaceX says its next rocket will be the most powerful in the world.The new rocket, called the Falcon Heavy, is designed to carry up to about twice as much weight as a NASA space shuttle can take to orbit.
After space shuttle Discovery returns from its last mission, NASA workers will start getting it ready for its next voyage — to a museum.NASA is retiring its shuttle fleet this year, and 21 museums across the country - including Chicago's Adler Planetarium - are vying for the chance to become a retir
Could life have rained down on Earth from outer space? That tantalizing prospect has been raised in a new scientific paper by NASA scientist Richard B. Hoover of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
The space shuttle Discovery is set to land for the last time Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will then be sent off to the Smithsonian for retirement as NASA shuts down the shuttle program.