After nine and a half years, and three billion miles traveled, NASA's "New Horizon" mission reached Pluto on June 14. The spacecraft, packed with the latest scientific observation equipment, arrived at the dwarf planet, and started sending back the clearest images ever taken of the little guy.
Imagine being an astronaut on a mission who’s stuck with the same old food for weeks or months (it’s not like you can call out for pizza).
Like most people who are faced with similar dining choices day after day, you’d likely eat less — and that’s a concern for scientists. So they’re recruiting volunteers to help them test out edible fare in preparation for a future mission.
Lots of little kids dream about becoming astronauts — and for some lucky grown-ups, those dreams could become a reality. NASA recently concluded an open call for civilians to apply for a spot in the next astronaut class.
Researchers from Louisiana Tech University will be floating above the Gulf of Mexico this month...literally. They'll be conducting zero-gravity testing of an experimental DNA analysis instrument developed at Tech that could benefit future NASA astronauts...