CONTOUR contact attempts continue
Posted: Tue, Aug 20 8:05 AM ET (1205 GMT)
Efforts to contact NASA's CONTOUR spacecraft will continue through this week as project officials struggle to understand what happened to the spacecraft. In a...
News briefs: August 19
Posted: Tue, Aug 20 7:48 AM ET (1148 GMT)
NASA announced Monday that it has selected three instruments for a future solar observing mission. The instruments include experiments to measure helioseismic activity, the solar...
News briefs: August 17-18
Posted: Mon, Aug 19 8:15 AM ET (1215 GMT)
NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe is scheduled to make a "major announcement" Monday morning in upstate New York. O'Keefe will make the announcement at...
Science briefs: August 17-18
Posted: Mon, Aug 19 8:04 AM ET (1204 GMT)
Astronomers have found evidence that Pluto's atmosphere is cooling as the planet recedes from the Sun. Scientists analyzing data from a July occultation, when...
Brazil cancels plans to contribute to ISS
Posted: Sat, Aug 17 11:01 AM ET (1501 GMT)
The Brazilian government has informed NASA that it is not able to provide a component for the International Space Station it had previously planned to...
News briefs: August 16
Posted: Sat, Aug 17 10:50 AM ET (1450 GMT)
The Defense Department awarded TRW a contract late Friday to build the first two of a new generation of missile early warning spacecraft. The $868-...
NASA: CONTOUR may have broken up
Posted: Fri, Aug 16 8:50 PM ET (0050 GMT)
An image from a groundbased telescope suggests that NASA's CONTOUR spacecraft may have broken up, project officials said late Friday. Mission director Robert Farquhar...
Bass resumes training, faces late August money deadline
Posted: Fri, Aug 16 1:56 PM ET (1756 GMT)
The Russian space agency Rosaviakosmos allowed pop star and would-be space tourist Lance Bass to resume training on Friday, but said they had set...
Shortened ISS spacewalk completed
Posted: Fri, Aug 16 1:43 PM ET (1743 GMT)
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut conducted a delayed, shortened spacewalk outside the International Space Station Friday morning. Valery Korzun and Peggy Whitson started the...
CONTOUR remains silent
Posted: Fri, Aug 16 10:16 AM ET (1416 GMT)
Mission controllers have yet to reestablish communications with NASA's CONTOUR spacecraft, more than 24 hours after it was scheduled to fire its engine and...
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