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‘Curiosity’ Transmits will.i.am Song From Mars

‘Curiosity’ Transmits will.i.am Song From Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech(PASADENA, Calif.) — Making its interplanetary debut, Black Eyed Peas artist will.i.am’s “Reach for the Stars” became the first song to be broadcast to Earth from the Red Planet.  NASA’s rover “Curios…

Mars Rover Sends Stunning New Shots from the Red Planet

Mars Rover Sends Stunning New Shots from the Red Planet

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology(PASADENA, Calif.) — The Mars rover Curiosity has sent some spectacular new images to Earth, giving a detailed view of the landing site in Mars Gale Crater and the surface of the Red Pla…

Mars Rover Curiosity to Take First Test Drive

Mars Rover Curiosity to Take First Test Drive

NASA/JPL-Caltech(PASADENA, Calif.) — The Mars rover Curiosity, which landed on the Martian surface on the night of Aug. 5, is about to take its first baby steps — or test drive, or whatever your preferred metaphor is — on the way to exploring the te…

Obama Calls Mars Rover Team, Considers Mohawk

Obama Calls Mars Rover Team, Considers Mohawk

File photo. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The team behind NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover received a congratulatory call from the president today. Phoning into the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif…

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday

Perseids composite, seen Aug. 12-13, 2011. Concentric circles are star trails. (NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office)(NEW YORK) — Go outside in the wee hours of Sunday morning and if the night sky is clear, you might see exquisite showers. The Perse…

Mars Rover: NASA’s Curiosity Spacecraft Sends Color Panorama

Mars Rover: NASA’s Curiosity Spacecraft Sends Color Panorama

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS(NEW YORK) — The Mars rover Curiosity has been very busy on Twitter.”Gale Crater Vista, in Glorious Color!” it tweeted today. The tweets, of course, come from the press office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., …

Billionaire Entrepreneur Wants to Put Man on Mars

Billionaire Entrepreneur Wants to Put Man on Mars

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the Mars rover Curiosity, a $2.5 billion robot the size of a Mini Cooper, touched down last night, one billionaire was already planning the next logical step — sending humans there. “I’m confident at this poin…

Skydiver to Jump from Edge of Space Wednesday

Skydiver to Jump from Edge of Space Wednesday

Red Bull(ROSWELL, N.M.) — It seems appropriate that Roswell, ground zero for UFO hunters, is hosting the mission to the edge of space because the sight of daredevil Felix Baumgartner diving back to Earth from 90 thousand feet will certainly spark new …

Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Dead at 61

Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Dead at 61

MPI/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday at the age of 61, ABC News has confirmed.The former NASA astronaut waged a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer before passing “peacefully” on Monday, according…

Skydiver Set for Record-Breaking Jump from Edge of Space

Skydiver Set for Record-Breaking Jump from Edge of Space

Red Bull(ROSWELL, New Mexico) — It seems appropriate that Roswell, ground zero for UFO hunters, is hosting the mission to the edge of space — because the sight of daredevil Felix Baumgartner diving back to Earth from 90,000 feet will certainly spark …

New Planet Found Orbiting Distant Star

New Planet Found Orbiting Distant Star

NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)(WASHINGTON) — Thirty-three light-years away, in the constellation Leo the lion, astronomers say they have found a world considerably smaller than Earth, orbiting a dim red-dwarf star. While scientists have confirmed the …

Asteroid Hunters Announce First Private Deep Space Mission

Asteroid Hunters Announce First Private Deep Space Mission

Artist’s Rendering. Hemera/Thinkstock(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) — Asteroids could be heading for Earth right now, and the world should not have to live in fear. At least that’s the message of a group of scientists and former astronauts working on …

Mickey Mouse ‘Found’ on Planet Mercury

Mickey Mouse ‘Found’ on Planet Mercury

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington(HOUSTON) — If Mickey Mouse were to be found in outer space an obvious place to look would be Pluto. But new photos from NASA have found a near identical render…

China Set for Manned Space Launch This Month

China Set for Manned Space Launch This Month

George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — China will launch the country’s first-ever manned, space-docking mission in the next few weeks, according to the China National Space Administration.The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft’s three-person crew will take…

Neil Armstrong Recalls Apollo Moon Landing in Rare Interview

Neil Armstrong Recalls Apollo Moon Landing in Rare Interview

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, in the Lunar Module Eagle after finishing mankind’s first walk on the moon, July 21, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon 43 years ago, has …

SpaceX Launch: Falcon Rocket to Carry 308 Cremated Remains

SpaceX Launch: Falcon Rocket to Carry 308 Cremated Remains

File photo. Stockbyte/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — When SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket it will secretly be carrying celebrities. Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original Star Trek series, died in 2005. His ashes will be on board this missi…

You’ve Never Seen Earth Like This

You’ve Never Seen Earth Like This

Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring(NEW YORK) — The highest resolution image of earth ever taken didn’t come from NASA. The image was captured by Russian weather satellite, Electro-L, and unlike NASA’s famous “blue marble&…

Enormous Sunspot Could Lead to Solar Flares

Enormous Sunspot Could Lead to Solar Flares

A massive sunspot has the potential to create solar flares like these, directed toward Earth. NASA image.(WASHINGTON) — The largest sunspot seen in years has appeared on the surface of the sun, and scientists say it could generate solar flares whose e…

Ashton Kutcher Signs Up for Space Flight

Ashton Kutcher Signs Up for Space Flight

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Ashton Kutcher is headed to infinity and beyond.  Or something like that.British mogul Richard Branson announced Monday on his blog that the Two and a Half Men actor is the 500th customer to book a spot o…

Solar Storm Fizzles: ‘Not a Terribly Strong Event’

Solar Storm Fizzles: ‘Not a Terribly Strong Event’

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The geomagnetic storm that forecasters predicted could reach “strong” G-3 intensity is currently only a “minor” G-1 event, with minimal effects expected on Earth.“This is not a terribl…

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