Latest National Aeronautics and Space Administration News

NASA recognizes work of 3 Kentucky businesses

Sep. 20, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — NASA has recognized three Kentucky companies for supplying critical elements and tools for the rocket boosters of the Space Launch System rocket. A statement from NASA says the companies were awarded a Space Launch System Program Manager's Commendation award to recognize excellence...

NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts

Sep. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told a Congressional subcommittee that NASA is doing its best to meet the White...

Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut. "Who was more believable? Clooney or Pitt?" In a televised call Monday, NASA astronaut Nick Hague answered Pitt — "absolutely" — getting a big laugh. Pitt's...

Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong

Sep. 14, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

SANDSUKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced legislation Thursday to honor the Ohio native by renaming the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. Portman says he...

NASA mission scheduled to blast off from Virginia

Sep. 10, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA has announced plans to launch a rocket from Virginia to the International Space Station next month. A news release says Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft will take off from Wallops Island as early as the afternoon of Oct. 21. NASA says the goal is to deliver science...

Event gives glimpse into ties between Corvettes, aviation

Sep. 2, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The cockpit of the T-38 Talon supersonic trainer was a little big for Judy Ross, but the Bowling Green resident still reveled at the chance to dangle her legs near the joystick and listen as Arnie Franklin explained the workings of the aircraft Saturday at Aviation Heritage Park....

Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida

Aug. 30, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dorian powered toward Florida with increasing fury Friday, becoming an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm but leaving forecasters uncertain whether it would make a direct hit on the state's east coast or inflict a glancing blow. The storm's winds rose to 130 mph (215 kph) and...

The Latest: Dorian strengthens to Category 2 storm

Aug. 29, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 2 hurricane and is expected to continue strengthening over the weekend as it advances toward Florida. The National Hurricane Center says in an 11 p.m. Thursday forecast that the storm has maximum...

Editorials from around Ohio

Aug. 26, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: ___ Voting bill makes registration easier and clears out deadwood The Columbus Dispatch Aug. 26 A bill to modernize voter registration in Ohio has the potential to ease concerns of voting-rights advocates and bolster public confidence in...

NASA to help with UMaine project to study forest health

Aug. 25, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is helping Maine get a better handle on the health of its forests. The University of Maine says NASA is providing nearly $750,000 for a three-year project that will focus on assessing and monitoring "the quality, health and value" of...