The Space Place
Women are significantly underrepresented in one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. Experts say parents and teachers need to support girls' interest in math and science at a young age.
It's the time of summer when the sky provides a celestial shower to delight campers and city-dwellers alike.
Following several postponements, NASA has launched two suborbital rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Md. man sentenced for stealing from Goddard Space Flight Center, selling tools to pawn shops
Thirty years ago, Sally Ride shattered a glass ceiling high above the Earth as she became the first American woman to fly into space.
NASA is hosting a live forum Tuesday morning to share their plans to capture an asteroid, in addition to other asteroid-related topics.
On Friday, the 1.7-mile-wide space rock 1998 QE2 will harmlessly fly by Earth at a distance of 3.6 million miles at 4:59 p.m. EDT.
If the skies remain clear for the next several days, be sure to take a peek in the western sky 30 to 45 minutes after sunset - you will be treated to a changing and beautiful sky show involving Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, the three brightest planents (in that order).
A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station is having its spacecraft undergo a series of landing-focused tests at NASA facilities in Virginia and California.
If the clouds clear for Mother's Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.
Weather again delays test launch of private rocket designed to deliver space station supplies
After two delays in three days, a company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station is preparing to launch a test rock from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility along the eastern shore of Virginia.
High winds force company to scrub launch of unmanned test rocket from Virginia
NASA has given the OK for a private company to proceed with a test launch of a rocket that will eventually help carry cargo to the International Space Station.
This week, the western sky will have a visitor from the depths of the outer solar system: the Comet PanSTARRS.
An asteroid is headed towards Earth -- and while astronomers say we're not in any danger, we won't have a good view from North America to see the asteroid pass over the planet.
Mercury, the elusive and speedy planet closest to the Sun is starting to put on its best appearance for the whole year as it nears the planet Mars in our skies.
Bill Hardwood, CBS News space consultant
On Jan. 11, the White House responded to a petition posted on its website in regards to securing funds to construct a Death Star.
A new study by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology has determined that our very own Milky Way Galaxy has at least 100 BILLION planets, or to put it another way, one planet per star. That is a lot of planets!
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