NASA

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is seen inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2105 in Star City, Russia.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Out Of This World: Astronaut To Spend A Year In Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will begin his journey to International Space Station – and a one-year mission in space – Friday.

03/26/2015

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

Jupiter and its moons (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

NASA: Solar System’s Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of Earth

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.

03/13/2015

At the Orbital ATK test facility, the booster for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket was fired for a two minute test on March 11. The test is one of two that will qualify the booster for flight before SLS begins carrying NASA’s Orion spacecraft and other potential payloads to deep space destinations.
(Image Credit: NASA)

NASA Tests ‘Most Powerful Rocket Booster Ever’ (Video)

NASA’s next generation rocket booster was successfully tested as the agency prepares for missions into deep space.

CBS Detroit–03/12/2015

Getty Images

International Space Station To Fly Over Metro Detroit

The International Space Station will be visible over Metro Detroit in the coming days.

CBS Detroit–02/05/2015

istockphoto

NASA: 2014 Was Warmest Year On Record

One University of Michigan professor says there is still time to cut back on carbon emissions and slow the speed of warming, but misinformation from oil companies has hindered support needed cause policy change in the U.S.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01:  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. prepares to address the National Press Club Newsmakers Luncheon July 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. With the final space shuttle launch a week away, Bolden gave assurances that the United States would continue to lead in the exploration of space and talked about NASA's plans to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NASA Chief Headlines U-M Commencement Speakers

Charles Bolden Jr. has been on four space flights, commanded two missions and piloted the space shuttle Discovery, which deployed the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990.

CBS Detroit–12/14/2014

Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore took this photograph of the Great Lakes and central U.S. on Dec. 7, 2014, and posted it to social media.
This week on the station, the Expedition 42 crew has been busy with medical science and spacesuit work while preparing for the arrival of SpaceX's Dragon commercial cargo craft, scheduled to launch on Dec. 16 on a two day trip to the station before it is captured by the Canadarm2 and berthed to the Harmony node.
(Image Credit: NASA/Barry Wilmore)

Look Up! International Space Station To Fly Over Metro Detroit

The International Space Station will be visible Thursday evening over metro Detroit.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2014

The Michigan Science Center held a splashdown party for NASA's Orion spacecraft. (By Edward Cardenas)

Students Experience Orion Space Mission At Michigan Science Center (Video)

The Michigan Science Center held a splash down celebration Friday for the inaugural flight of the Orion spacecraft.

CBS Detroit–12/05/2014

With access doors at Space Launch Complex 37 opened on Nov. 24, 2014, the Orion spacecraft and Delta IV Heavy stack is visible in its entirety inside the Mobile Service Tower where the vehicle is undergoing launch preparations. Orion will make its first flight test on Dec. 4 with a morning launch atop the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket. Orion’s crew module is underneath the Launch Abort System and nose fairing, both of which will jettison about six minutes, 20 seconds after launch. The tower will be rolled away from the rocket and spacecraft 8 hours, 15 minutes before launch to allow the rocket to be fueled and for other launch operations to proceed.
The spacecraft will orbit the Earth twice, including one loop that will reach 3,600 miles above Earth. No one will be aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is being designed and built to carry astronauts on exploration missions into deep space. Launch is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:05 a.m. EST, the opening of a 2 hour, 39-minute window for the day.
(Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Michigan Science Center To Host Orion Splashdown Party (Update)

A new era in spaceflight is scheduled to start Thursday morning, and the Michigan Science Center is planning a celebration to mark the launch of the Orion spacecraft.

CBS Detroit–12/03/2014

more