Scientists hope crashing a probe into the moon will shed light on whether there is much water there. Continue reading
According to a presidential review panel, the U.S. plan to return astronauts to the moon by 2020 will not happen without a big boost in NASA’s budget. Continue reading
U.S. budget constraints threaten to ground some of NASA’s manned space missions. Judy Woodruff looks at the space program and its future prospects. Continue reading
As the country celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA and the Obama administration are weighing the debate over sending more astronauts into space, or to shift more toward the use of robots. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
Now re-released by the Criterion Collection, the new DVD version of “For All Mankind” is far superior to the original grainy images most watched for the first time on their TVs.
NASA launched two satellites to the moon last week, the first step toward its goal of returning a human to the lunar surface. At the start of this new effort, though, a debate has been ignited at the space agency over how best to do so. Tom Bearden reports. Continue reading
In other news, the U.S. Senate approved a $106 war funding bill, and a Pakistani intelligence official said a U.S. drone attack killed 13 people at a Taliban encampment. Continue reading
More than four years after its expected demise, the Mars rover Opportunity continues to send back valuable data as it crawls across the planet’s surface. Continue reading