Stan Lebar, who led the Westinghouse team that brought the televised news images of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon to more than 500 million people on earth, died on Dec. 23, 2009.
NASA's Ames Research Center was launched 70 years ago as a high-speed aeronautics research laboratory as part of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and was named after NACA's chair, Joseph S. Ames.
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver awarded Exceptional Bravery Medals to four NASA employees who saved the life of a NASA Langley colleague.
Astronaut and U.S. Air Force Colonel Mike Fincke has taken the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers to new heights! During his command of Expedition 18 onboard the International Space Station, Fincke flew the iconic “Terrible Towel” for his favorite team and sent a message to them for their 2009 Super Bowl game.
Bob Youngquist's know-how and enthusiasm earned him Kennedy's honor as Engineer/Scientist of the Year.
Thirty years ago the Concorde flew from New York to London in just under three hours. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.
After an employee injury occurred with the existing tool, it was recognized that a new, safer, and more precise de-burring tool was needed.
On November 13, 2008, NASA White Sands Test Facility’s Emergency Services assisted with extinguishing a large commercial structure fire that had started in the Aldershot Nursery south of Las Cruces.
Two key instruments from Hubble have a new home in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum after being returned to Earth aboard space shuttle Atlantis in May 2009.
COBE, launched on Nov. 18, 1989, discovered evidence to support the Big Bang Theory and earned a Nobel Prize for scientists John Mather and George Smoot.