Honoring STS-39 and Hawaii Astronaut Lacy Veach

Honoring STS-39 and Hawaii Astronaut Lacy Veach

The STS-39 crew. Credit: NASA One of the longest piloted spaceflights for the Department of Defense was STS-39, which occurred a quarter of a century ago this month. And onboard was Hawaii’s late Lacy Veach. Veach was among the seven-man crew and held the title...
NASA Spacecraft Meets Pluto in Historic Flyby

NASA Spacecraft Meets Pluto in Historic Flyby

The latest image of Pluto captured on July 13, 2015 by New Horizons some 476,000 miles away reveals the dwarf planet’s “heart.” The photo took some 4.5 hours to transmit back to Earth 3 billion miles away, and is the most detailed image of the dwarf-planet...
Fifty Years Ago: America’s First Spacewalk

Fifty Years Ago: America’s First Spacewalk

Image: Astronaut Ed White became the first American to conduct a “spacewalk” in the vast emptiness of space on June 3, 1965 during Gemini IV.  Commander James McDivitt, his mission counterpart, captured this photo of him outside the space craft over the Pacific...
LRO Discovery Will Rewrite Lunar Textbooks

LRO Discovery Will Rewrite Lunar Textbooks

Above: Artist rendering of the LRO orbiting the Moon. New evidence gathered by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggests volcanic activity on the Moon was still occurring during the age of the dinosaurs. The discovery is a significant shift in the geological...