Since a trip to Mars is years and a whole lot of scientific development away, NASA is focusing on asteroids. If you've always dreamed of saving the planet from an asteroid, now is your chance. NASA kicks off a program on March 17 where "citizen scientists" will have the chance to come up with algori ... More >>
Once traveling at light speed was the kind of thing you'd only hear about right before or after William Shatner said, "Beam me up, Scotty," but physicist Harold White and a NASA team at the Johnson Space Center are working on making the warp drive a thing that will actually exist. In a similar kind ... More >>
James Comey, the new director for the Federal Bureau of Investigations, has been doing what new directors of powerful programs (and monarchs) do, touring the country checking out the field offices for the FBI. Comey made a point of stopping in Houston last week, because Houston is a key city for th ... More >>
If you've been around Houston for a while, you may have noticed that NASA is kind of our thing. We love being "Space City" almost as much as we hate Dallas. So when we didn't get a space shuttle -- even though Florida, New York, California and Washington D.C. did -- we were kind of miffed. Well, ... More >>
Houston has some great airports, but now the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System are working to see about getting one airport a little something extra as a licensed spaceport. Back in the days of the space race, our rockets were heading for the moon, and it all happened so fast that it s ... More >>
"Why so serious?" The Joker There is a reason younger generations have a difficult time relating to older people. Youth tends to act with emotion and do things just because. As people get older, their actions become generally more measured and they are more about routine than spontaneity. It's why ... More >>
The Morpheus lander crashed andburned, and critics say NASA never fully investigated what went wrong.
In recent years, NASA has been hit pretty hard, and another hit may be coming. We're a long ways off from the days when JFK told the nation that the United States would put a man on the moon, and in recent years, what with the Great Recession, space exploration seems to have taken a backseat. Hell, ... More >>
Light this candle.Mayor Annise Parker joined today with the mayor of Huntsville, Alabama -- do we really need to tell you his name is Tommy Battle? No, really, it is -- to inform NASA and all politicians who vote on it that they better get going on NASA's new project. The two "have formally ... More >>
NASANASA's first manned rocket in a long timePut it down in stone -- in just six years, and for just $18 billion, the rocket pictured in the artist's rendering above will be flying astronauts. NASA says so, so it must be true. The agency announced today the design for the manned rocket that ... More >>
The world's a sucker for trapped-in-a-mine stories ("trapped in a well" works, too), so it's no surprise that a ton of people are following the rescue of those Chilean minors.NASA, which can use all the budget support it can get, wants everyone to know that they played a big role in the rescue, and ... More >>
When NASA employee April Evans questioned animal experiments, her career fell apart.