Although NASA has retired the 30-year-old space shuttle program, that doesn’t mean Americans have stopped shooting for the moon. American ingenuity is creating an out-of-this-world experience right here on the ground.
Today, we are able to wirelessly download books and magazines to tablets we can manipulate with our fingertips. Read More
In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. Read More
At every turn of Endeavour's stop-and-go commute through urban streets, a constellation of spectators trailed along as the space shuttle ploddingly nosed past stores, schools, churches and front yards.
Having escaped out of Earth's atmosphere two dozen times, Endeavour's slow-speed trek Saturday to its retirement center took it through the working-class streets of southern Los Angeles.
In an instant, the shuttle crossings became part of history. Read More
Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall Tuesday because of high winds, the second time this week he was forced to postpone his quest to be the first supersonic skydiver.
The former military parachutist from Austria had planned to ride a pressurized capsule carried aloft by a 55-story, ultra-thin helium balloon into the stratosphere, and then jump in a specially designed suit. Read More
With the passing of Neil Armstrong, I wanted to share this story with you.
As a native San Franciscan, I was a paperboy for The San Francisco Examiner in 1969. The contest at that time was to get two new subscribers in June, and the reward was two tickets to the Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game on July 20, 1969. I did my part, and that day, I was off to Candlestick Park with my dad as a proud son. This was the first time I was taking him to a game! Read More
NASA's Mars science rover Curiosity performed a daredevil descent through pink Martian skies late on Sunday to clinch an historic landing inside an ancient crater, ready to search for signs the Red Planet may once have harbored key ingredients for life. Read More
The Mars rover Curiosity, on a quest for signs the Red Planet once hosted the building blocks of life, streaked into the home stretch of its eight-month voyage on Sunday nearing a make-or-break landing attempt NASA calls its most challenging ever.Curiosity, the first full-fledged mobile science laboratory ever sent to a distant world, was scheduled to touch down inside a vast, ancient impact crater on Sunday at 10:31 p.m. Pacific time. Read More
The world's biggest extraterrestrial explorer, NASA's Curiosity rover, rocketed toward Mars on Saturday on a search for evidence that the red planet might once have been home to itsy-bitsy life. Read More
With a seemingly ever-present fog enveloping the hub, flying into San Francisco International Airport can be a particularly cruel guessing game for airlines and passengers.
However, thanks to a new program being developed by NASA, airlines will soon have more precise information on when that fog will clear — keeping hundreds of thousands of passengers from being stuck taxiing on tarmacs or stranded at distant airports wondering when their SFO-bound flight will depart. Read More
Texas Governor Rick Perry sharply criticized the end of the space shuttle program yesterday, issuing the following statement: Read More