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  • NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

    NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:48:29 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:45:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives prior the launch of Soyuz MS-3 space ...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives prior the launch of Soyuz MS-3 space ...
    NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring; has spent more time off the planet than any other American.
    NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring; has spent more time off the planet than any other American.
  • Trump announces 'space force' as new military branch

    Trump announces 'space force' as new military branch

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:41:51 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:14:39 GMT

    President Donald Trump announced on Monday he's directing the Pentagon to begin a sixth branch of the military -  "space force."

    President Donald Trump announced on Monday he's directing the Pentagon to begin a sixth branch of the military -  "space force."

  • UH researcher looks to volcanoes on Saturn's moons in search of other life

    UH researcher looks to volcanoes on Saturn's moons in search of other life

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-06-16 04:54:38 GMT
    Sarah Fagents looks over a diagram of Titan at the University of Hawaii Manoa on Tuesday.Sarah Fagents looks over a diagram of Titan at the University of Hawaii Manoa on Tuesday.

    Is there life outside our world? A researcher at the University of Hawaii is taking steps to answer that question.

    Is there life outside our world? A researcher at the University of Hawaii is taking steps to answer that question.

  • NASA's Opportunity rover stuck in Martian dust storm

    NASA's Opportunity rover stuck in Martian dust storm

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-06-13 23:10:11 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-13 23:20:30 GMT

    A NASA mission on Mars is facing some setbacks due to a huge dust storm.

    A NASA mission on Mars is facing some setbacks due to a huge dust storm.

  • Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

    Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-06-06 11:30:29 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-06-07 06:33:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). U.S. astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, right, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, center, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), wave near a bus from a hotel...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). U.S. astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, right, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, center, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), wave near a bus from a hotel...
    A trio of astronauts from Russia, the United States and Germany has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station.
    A trio of astronauts from Russia, the United States and Germany has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station.
  • Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home

    Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-06-05 21:13:23 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:42:04 GMT
    (Glenn Baeske/The Huntsville Times - AL.com via AP). In this May 13, 2009 photo, Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, center, is hugged by his son, Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen Jr., during a surprise birthday celebration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in H...(Glenn Baeske/The Huntsville Times - AL.com via AP). In this May 13, 2009 photo, Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, center, is hugged by his son, Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen Jr., during a surprise birthday celebration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in H...
    Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket team that launched the U.S. space program, has died at his home in Alabama.
    Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket team that launched the U.S. space program, has died at his home in Alabama.
  • Russian space capsule with 3 astronauts lands in Kazakhstan

    Russian space capsule with 3 astronauts lands in Kazakhstan

    Sunday, June 3 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-06-03 13:08:15 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-06-06 14:55:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool). A Russian search and rescue team helicopter flies from the Kazakh town of Karaganda to Dzhezkazgan, on the eve of Russian Soyuz MS space capsule landing, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 3, 2018. The return of the ...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool). A Russian search and rescue team helicopter flies from the Kazakh town of Karaganda to Dzhezkazgan, on the eve of Russian Soyuz MS space capsule landing, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 3, 2018. The return of the ...
    A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.
    A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.
  • Dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane

    Dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane

    Thursday, May 31 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-05-31 18:19:46 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-05 15:26:38 GMT
    (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via AP). This July 2015 image made by the New Horizons spacecraft shows dunes, small ripples at bottom right, on Pluto's Sputnik Planitia ice plain. At upper left ar...(NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via AP). This July 2015 image made by the New Horizons spacecraft shows dunes, small ripples at bottom right, on Pluto's Sputnik Planitia ice plain. At upper left ar...
    Scientists have discovered dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane.
    Scientists have discovered dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane.
  • NASA cancels moon rover project

    NASA cancels moon rover project

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-05-02 17:59:58 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-05-02 17:59:58 GMT
    The rover would have mined the lunar surface for things like water, hydrogen and oxygen. (Source: NASA)The rover would have mined the lunar surface for things like water, hydrogen and oxygen. (Source: NASA)

    The rover would have mined the lunar surface for things like water, hydrogen and oxygen.

    The rover would have mined the lunar surface for things like water, hydrogen and oxygen.

  • NASA satellite to search for habitable planets

    NASA satellite to search for habitable planets

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:00:46 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:00:46 GMT
    NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), shown here in a conceptual illustration, will identify exoplanets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar system. (Source: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), shown here in a conceptual illustration, will identify exoplanets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar system. (Source: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

    Ultimately, the satellite will help pave the way toward discovering whether life exists – or could exist – on other planets.

    Ultimately, the satellite will help pave the way toward discovering whether life exists – or could exist – on other planets.

  • Chinese space station heading for Earth, but probably not you

    Chinese space station heading for Earth, but probably not you

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:08:17 GMT
    Friday, March 30 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:26:23 GMT

    A Chinese space station will likely crash to earth this weekend, but the odds of it hitting anybody are substantially longer than winning the lottery.

    A Chinese space station will likely crash to earth this weekend, but the odds of it hitting anybody are substantially longer than winning the lottery.

  • Elon Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages on a Twitter challenge

    Elon Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages on a Twitter challenge

    Friday, March 23 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-03-23 22:33:57 GMT
    Friday, March 23 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-03-23 22:33:57 GMT
    Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, deleted those companies Facebook pages on Friday. (Source: John Raoux/AP)Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, deleted those companies Facebook pages on Friday. (Source: John Raoux/AP)

    Elon Musk, who has never had a Facebook Page, didn't realize SpaceX had a Facebook page.

    Elon Musk, who has never had a Facebook Page, didn't realize SpaceX had a Facebook page.

  • UT researchers find new planetary mass

    UT researchers find new planetary mass

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:56 PM EDT2016-04-20 18:56:31 GMT
    Tuesday, February 27 2018 11:54 AM EST2018-02-27 16:54:45 GMT
    WISEA is thought to be an exceptionally low-mass "brown dwarf," which is a star that lacked enough mass to burn nuclear fuel and glow like a star. (Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)WISEA is thought to be an exceptionally low-mass "brown dwarf," which is a star that lacked enough mass to burn nuclear fuel and glow like a star. (Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    Researchers at the University of Toledo have found a planetary mass approximately 100 light years away from Earth. 

    Researchers at the University of Toledo have found a planetary mass approximately 100 light years away from Earth. 

  • Challenger: Memories, reflections of a dark day in space history

    Challenger: Memories, reflections of a dark day in space history

    Saturday, January 23 2016 3:50 PM EST2016-01-23 20:50:26 GMT
    Saturday, January 28 2017 3:56 PM EST2017-01-28 20:56:18 GMT
    The crew of Challenger: Christa McAulliffe; Greg Jarvis; Judith Resnik; Dick Scobee; Ronald McNair; Mike Smith; Ellison Onizuka. (Source: NASA)The crew of Challenger: Christa McAulliffe; Greg Jarvis; Judith Resnik; Dick Scobee; Ronald McNair; Mike Smith; Ellison Onizuka. (Source: NASA)

    Marking three decades since the explosion of the Challenger claimed the lives of its seven-member crew, we recap the incident, the investigation, and the lessons learned on the path to space and beyond.

    Marking three decades since the explosion of the Challenger claimed the lives of its seven-member crew, we recap the incident, the investigation, and the lessons learned on the path to space and beyond.

  • Hemphill museum to hold memorial on anniversary of Shuttle Columbia tragedy

    Hemphill museum to hold memorial on anniversary of Shuttle Columbia tragedy

    Friday, January 29 2016 9:16 AM EST2016-01-29 14:16:43 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 9:35 AM EST2016-01-29 14:35:47 GMT
    Official crew photo of the STS-107 mission. (Source: NASA)Official crew photo of the STS-107 mission. (Source: NASA)

    East Texans will remember the lives lost in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in a memorial service in Hemphill on Monday.

    East Texans will remember the lives lost in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in a memorial service in Hemphill on Monday.

  • Saturn's strange color changes baffle NASA

    Saturn's strange color changes baffle NASA

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 6:15 PM EDT2016-10-25 22:15:03 GMT
    Tuesday, October 25 2016 6:15 PM EDT2016-10-25 22:15:02 GMT

    The mysterious, six-sided formation at the north pole of Saturn became more mysterious when the Cassini orbiter determined that it changes color. 

    The mysterious, six-sided formation at the north pole of Saturn became more mysterious when the Cassini orbiter determined that it changes color. 

  • NASA takes another step toward Mars with engine test

    NASA takes another step toward Mars with engine test

    Thursday, August 18 2016 10:40 PM EDT2016-08-19 02:40:26 GMT

    Even for the most seasoned of scientists, a rocket engine test is still fun. 

    Even for the most seasoned of scientists, a rocket engine test is still fun. 

  • Jan.-Feb. 1986: Remembering Challenger

    Jan.-Feb. 1986: Remembering Challenger

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:33 PM EST2016-01-23 22:33:55 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:33 PM EST2016-01-23 22:33:54 GMT
    A city so important in the field of space exploration and research, Huntsville mourned the loss of seven astronauts one January morning in 1986 with particular shock and pain.

    A city so important in the field of space exploration and research, Huntsville mourned the loss of seven astronauts one January morning in 1986 with particular shock and pain.

  • Dust devil spotted on Mars by exploration rover

    Dust devil spotted on Mars by exploration rover

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 11:37 PM EDT2016-04-06 03:37:53 GMT
    Wednesday, April 6 2016 12:02 AM EDT2016-04-06 04:02:37 GMT

    NASA captured images of a dust devil on Mars that looked very much like ones on Earth. 

    NASA captured images of a dust devil on Mars that looked very much like ones on Earth. 

  • NASA astronaut, Texas native dead at 85

    NASA astronaut, Texas native dead at 85

    Friday, February 5 2016 4:31 PM EST2016-02-05 21:31:13 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 5:22 PM EST2016-02-05 22:22:24 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Edgar D. Mitchell, a Hereford-born astronaut who was the sixth person to walk on the moon, has died. He was 85. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Edgar D. Mitchell, a Hereford-born Astronaut who was the sixth person to walk on the moon, has died. He was 85. 

  • Challenger: Thirty Years Later

    Challenger: Thirty Years Later

    A special section marking the 30th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.

    A special section marking the 30th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.

  • Lake City remembers native astronaut 30 years after Challenger explosion

    Lake City remembers native astronaut 30 years after Challenger explosion

    Thursday, January 28 2016 1:47 PM EST2016-01-28 18:47:57 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 9:24 PM EST2016-01-29 02:24:43 GMT
    Ronald McNair. Source: NASARonald McNair. Source: NASA

    On Thursday, Lake City is hosting a candlelight vigil to remember Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a Lake City-born astronaut and physicist who died 30 years ago in Challenger Space Shuttle explosion.

    On Thursday, Lake City is hosting a candlelight vigil to remember Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a Lake City-born astronaut and physicist who died 30 years ago in Challenger Space Shuttle explosion.

  • WAFF Challenger video library

    WAFF Challenger video library

    Sunday, January 24 2016 6:17 PM EST2016-01-24 23:17:05 GMT
    Wednesday, January 27 2016 9:35 PM EST2016-01-28 02:35:07 GMT

    For the benefit of mobile users, the following is a list of video clips pulled from the WAFF archives for use in our 30th anniversary special coverage.

    For the benefit of mobile users, the following is a list of video clips pulled from the WAFF archives for use in our 30th anniversary special coverage.

  • Challenger history and overview

    Challenger history and overview

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:57 PM EST2016-01-26 21:57:09 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:57 PM EST2016-01-26 21:57:09 GMT
    (Source: NASA)(Source: NASA)
    NASA's Kennedy Space Center website has a comprehensive history of the operative history of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
    NASA's Kennedy Space Center website has a comprehensive history of the operative history of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • SLIDESHOW: Challenger archive photos

    SLIDESHOW: Challenger archive photos

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:04 PM EST2016-01-26 17:04:15 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:04 PM EST2016-01-26 17:04:14 GMT
    (AP photo)(AP photo)
    Click here to view a selection of AP photographs from Jan. 28, 1986 and the days and weeks following the Challenger explosion.
    Click here to view a selection of AP photographs from Jan. 28, 1986 and the days and weeks following the Challenger explosion.
  • PDF: 2015 NASA Advisory Panel report

    PDF: 2015 NASA Advisory Panel report

    Sunday, January 24 2016 4:26 PM EST2016-01-24 21:26:26 GMT
    Sunday, January 24 2016 4:26 PM EST2016-01-24 21:26:26 GMT
    Click here to view a copy of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year - highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.
    Click here to view a copy of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year - highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.
  • Challenger STS 51-L Accident

    Challenger STS 51-L Accident

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-01-23 22:12:53 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-01-23 22:12:52 GMT
    Click here for NASA's full directory of information into the Challenger explosion - timelines, video clips, reports and more. 
    Click here for NASA's full directory of information into the Challenger explosion - timelines, video clips, reports and more. 
  • PDF: Congressional report on Challenger

    PDF: Congressional report on Challenger

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:04 PM EST2016-01-23 22:04:50 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:04 PM EST2016-01-23 22:04:50 GMT
    Click here to view a PDF copy of the Congressional report following the Challenger explosion.
    Click here to view a PDF copy of the Congressional report following the Challenger explosion.
  • WATCH: Regan's address to nation following Challenger explosion

    WATCH: Regan's address to nation following Challenger explosion

    Saturday, January 23 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-01-23 21:59:40 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-01-23 21:59:40 GMT
    On Jan. 28, 1986, just hours after the explosion that killed seven astronauts aboard the Challenger, President Ronald Reagan postponed his planned State of the Union address to speak with a grieving nation. Click here to watch that speech on YouTube.
    On Jan. 28, 1986, just hours after the explosion that killed seven astronauts aboard the Challenger, President Ronald Reagan postponed his planned State of the Union address to speak with a grieving nation. Click here to watch that speech on YouTube.
  • Asia air pollution visible from space

    Asia air pollution visible from space

    Thursday, January 7 2016 10:28 AM EST2016-01-07 15:28:45 GMT
    Thursday, January 7 2016 10:28 AM EST2016-01-07 15:28:45 GMT
    Beijing recently announced its second-ever "red alert" for air pollution. It's estimated 4,000 people in China die each day from smog.

    Beijing recently announced its second-ever "red alert" for air pollution. It's estimated 4,000 people in China die each day from smog.

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  • Social media news

    Social media news

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in front of Congress on how Cambridge Analytica got millions of users information.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in front of Congress on how Cambridge Analytica got millions of users information.

  • Apple news

    Apple news

    The enigmatic American technology company is always making waves. Currently, it's facing backlash over news it slows down older iPhones on purpose.

    The enigmatic American technology company is always making waves. Currently, it's facing backlash over news it slows down older iPhones on purpose.

  • Cyber crime

    Cyber crime

    Computers have made our lives easier, but they’ve also created many new ways for thieves to steal information, money and identities. 

    Companies, people, governments, and non-profits are evaluating their cyber security after ransomware held information hostage across the globe.

  • Science & technology news

    Science & technology news

    Pokemon Go is the latest game to take the science and technology world by storm. Click for news on cybercrime, space, social media, computers and technological advances that change our lives daily.

    Pokemon Go is the latest game to take the science and technology world by storm. Click for news on cybercrime, space, social media, computers and technological advances that change our lives daily.

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