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  • NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

    NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:35:20 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:24:41 GMT
    (SpaceX via AP). This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands...(SpaceX via AP). This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands...
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch.
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch.
  • The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

    The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:04:48 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:55:45 GMT
    (SpaceX via AP). This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands...(SpaceX via AP). This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands...
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft rockets away.
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft rockets away.
  • Launch delay for NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft

    Launch delay for NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:49:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:04:48 GMT
    (SpaceX via AP). In this image released by SpaceX, NASA' s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) sits atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecra...(SpaceX via AP). In this image released by SpaceX, NASA' s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) sits atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecra...
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is poised for an early evening launch.
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is poised for an early evening launch.
  • Mayor says SpaceX to build new rocket in Port of Los Angeles

    Mayor says SpaceX to build new rocket in Port of Los Angeles

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:00:17 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-04-18 11:46:13 GMT
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says SpaceX will build a big, new rocket in the city's port.
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says SpaceX will build a big, new rocket in the city's port.
  • NASA spacecraft aims to put mystery planets on galactic map

    NASA spacecraft aims to put mystery planets on galactic map

    Sunday, April 15 2018 2:48 PM EDT2018-04-15 18:48:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:25:49 GMT
    (NASA via AP). This image made available by NASA shows an illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Scheduled for an April 2018 launch, the spacecraft will prowl for planets around the closest, brightest stars. These newfound wo...(NASA via AP). This image made available by NASA shows an illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Scheduled for an April 2018 launch, the spacecraft will prowl for planets around the closest, brightest stars. These newfound wo...
    NASA's newest spacecraft is about to embark on a two-year quest to find and identify mystery worlds thought to be lurking in our cosmic backyard.
    NASA's newest spacecraft is about to embark on a two-year quest to find and identify mystery worlds thought to be lurking in our cosmic backyard.
  • NASA satellite to search for habitable planets

    NASA satellite to search for habitable planets

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:00:46 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:00:46 GMT
    NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), shown here in a conceptual illustration, will identify exoplanets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar system. (Source: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), shown here in a conceptual illustration, will identify exoplanets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar system. (Source: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

    Ultimately, the satellite will help pave the way toward discovering whether life exists – or could exist – on other planets.

    Ultimately, the satellite will help pave the way toward discovering whether life exists – or could exist – on other planets.

  • Europe plans remote update to keep aging Mars probe stable

    Europe plans remote update to keep aging Mars probe stable

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:17:21 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:44:02 GMT
    ( ESA/DLR via AP). FILE - This 2006 file photo released by the European Space Agency, ESA, shows a photo shot by European space ship 'Mars Express' of a gigantic glacial valley on planet Mars. The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the soft...( ESA/DLR via AP). FILE - This 2006 file photo released by the European Space Agency, ESA, shows a photo shot by European space ship 'Mars Express' of a gigantic glacial valley on planet Mars. The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the soft...
    The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable.
    The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable.
  • Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship

    Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship

    Thursday, April 5 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-04-05 18:36:23 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-04-09 19:05:01 GMT
    Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket.
    Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket.
  • Correction: Black Holes story

    Correction: Black Holes story

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-04 17:51:48 GMT
    Saturday, April 7 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-07 17:51:09 GMT
    (Columbia University via AP). This illustration provided by Columbia University shows the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A, located at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, surrounded by a cloud of dust and gas within which are 12 smaller black hole...(Columbia University via AP). This illustration provided by Columbia University shows the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A, located at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, surrounded by a cloud of dust and gas within which are 12 smaller black hole...
    Astronomers say they found a dozen black holes in the center of the Milky Way and that thousands of others are likely at our galactic core.
    Astronomers say they found a dozen black holes in the center of the Milky Way and that thousands of others are likely at our galactic core.
  • China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

    China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

    Sunday, April 1 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-04-02 01:13:19 GMT
    Saturday, April 7 2018 5:48 AM EDT2018-04-07 09:48:48 GMT

    Earlier forecasts had said only about 10 percent of the bus-sized, 8.5-ton spacecraft would likely survive re-entry, mainly its heavier components such as its engines.

    Earlier forecasts had said only about 10 percent of the bus-sized, 8.5-ton spacecraft would likely survive re-entry, mainly its heavier components such as its engines.

  • Chinese space station heading for Earth, but probably not you

    Chinese space station heading for Earth, but probably not you

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:08:17 GMT
    Friday, March 30 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:26:23 GMT

    A Chinese space station will likely crash to earth this weekend, but the odds of it hitting anybody are substantially longer than winning the lottery.

    A Chinese space station will likely crash to earth this weekend, but the odds of it hitting anybody are substantially longer than winning the lottery.

  • Elon Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages on a Twitter challenge

    Elon Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages on a Twitter challenge

    Friday, March 23 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-03-23 22:33:57 GMT
    Friday, March 23 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-03-23 22:33:57 GMT
    Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, deleted those companies Facebook pages on Friday. (Source: John Raoux/AP)Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, deleted those companies Facebook pages on Friday. (Source: John Raoux/AP)

    Elon Musk, who has never had a Facebook Page, didn't realize SpaceX had a Facebook page.

    Elon Musk, who has never had a Facebook Page, didn't realize SpaceX had a Facebook page.

  • UT researchers find new planetary mass

    UT researchers find new planetary mass

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:56 PM EDT2016-04-20 18:56:31 GMT
    Tuesday, February 27 2018 11:54 AM EST2018-02-27 16:54:45 GMT
    WISEA is thought to be an exceptionally low-mass "brown dwarf," which is a star that lacked enough mass to burn nuclear fuel and glow like a star. (Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)WISEA is thought to be an exceptionally low-mass "brown dwarf," which is a star that lacked enough mass to burn nuclear fuel and glow like a star. (Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    Researchers at the University of Toledo have found a planetary mass approximately 100 light years away from Earth. 

    Researchers at the University of Toledo have found a planetary mass approximately 100 light years away from Earth. 

  • Asteroid to make close encounter on Super Bowl Sunday

    Asteroid to make close encounter on Super Bowl Sunday

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-01-23 23:56:26 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-01-24 00:50:37 GMT
    An asteroid will get close to the Earth on Super Bowl Sunday, but don't worry. It will still be millions of miles away. (Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)An asteroid will get close to the Earth on Super Bowl Sunday, but don't worry. It will still be millions of miles away. (Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    Close is a relative term, though. The asteroid will get no closer than 2.6 million miles away

    Close is a relative term, though. The asteroid will get no closer than 2.6 million miles away

  • Challenger: Memories, reflections of a dark day in space history

    Challenger: Memories, reflections of a dark day in space history

    Saturday, January 23 2016 3:50 PM EST2016-01-23 20:50:26 GMT
    Saturday, January 28 2017 3:56 PM EST2017-01-28 20:56:18 GMT
    The crew of Challenger: Christa McAulliffe; Greg Jarvis; Judith Resnik; Dick Scobee; Ronald McNair; Mike Smith; Ellison Onizuka. (Source: NASA)The crew of Challenger: Christa McAulliffe; Greg Jarvis; Judith Resnik; Dick Scobee; Ronald McNair; Mike Smith; Ellison Onizuka. (Source: NASA)

    Marking three decades since the explosion of the Challenger claimed the lives of its seven-member crew, we recap the incident, the investigation, and the lessons learned on the path to space and beyond.

    Marking three decades since the explosion of the Challenger claimed the lives of its seven-member crew, we recap the incident, the investigation, and the lessons learned on the path to space and beyond.

  • Hemphill museum to hold memorial on anniversary of Shuttle Columbia tragedy

    Hemphill museum to hold memorial on anniversary of Shuttle Columbia tragedy

    Friday, January 29 2016 9:16 AM EST2016-01-29 14:16:43 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 9:35 AM EST2016-01-29 14:35:47 GMT
    Official crew photo of the STS-107 mission. (Source: NASA)Official crew photo of the STS-107 mission. (Source: NASA)

    East Texans will remember the lives lost in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in a memorial service in Hemphill on Monday.

    East Texans will remember the lives lost in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in a memorial service in Hemphill on Monday.

  • Saturn's strange color changes baffle NASA

    Saturn's strange color changes baffle NASA

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 6:15 PM EDT2016-10-25 22:15:03 GMT
    Tuesday, October 25 2016 6:15 PM EDT2016-10-25 22:15:02 GMT

    The mysterious, six-sided formation at the north pole of Saturn became more mysterious when the Cassini orbiter determined that it changes color. 

    The mysterious, six-sided formation at the north pole of Saturn became more mysterious when the Cassini orbiter determined that it changes color. 

  • NASA takes another step toward Mars with engine test

    NASA takes another step toward Mars with engine test

    Thursday, August 18 2016 10:40 PM EDT2016-08-19 02:40:26 GMT

    Even for the most seasoned of scientists, a rocket engine test is still fun. 

    Even for the most seasoned of scientists, a rocket engine test is still fun. 

  • Jan.-Feb. 1986: Remembering Challenger

    Jan.-Feb. 1986: Remembering Challenger

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:33 PM EST2016-01-23 22:33:55 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:33 PM EST2016-01-23 22:33:54 GMT
    A city so important in the field of space exploration and research, Huntsville mourned the loss of seven astronauts one January morning in 1986 with particular shock and pain.

    A city so important in the field of space exploration and research, Huntsville mourned the loss of seven astronauts one January morning in 1986 with particular shock and pain.

  • Dust devil spotted on Mars by exploration rover

    Dust devil spotted on Mars by exploration rover

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 11:37 PM EDT2016-04-06 03:37:53 GMT
    Wednesday, April 6 2016 12:02 AM EDT2016-04-06 04:02:37 GMT

    NASA captured images of a dust devil on Mars that looked very much like ones on Earth. 

    NASA captured images of a dust devil on Mars that looked very much like ones on Earth. 

  • OUT OF THIS WORLD!

    Space tourism on the horizon with plans for spaceport in Tucson

    Space tourism on the horizon with plans for spaceport in Tucson

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 1:06 PM EST2016-02-09 18:06:30 GMT
    Wednesday, February 10 2016 12:51 AM EST2016-02-10 05:51:59 GMT
    World View recently tested a 1/10-scale model. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)World View recently tested a 1/10-scale model. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Right here in Arizona, a company called World View is getting close to creating a new way for the average person to get a new view of the world. The company is developing a capsule that is taken up to the stratosphere via balloon. You can spend more than an hour taking in the amazing views.

    Right here in Arizona, a company called World View is getting close to creating a new way for the average person to get a new view of the world. The company is developing a capsule that is taken up to the stratosphere via balloon. You can spend more than an hour taking in the amazing views.

  • NASA astronaut, Texas native dead at 85

    NASA astronaut, Texas native dead at 85

    Friday, February 5 2016 4:31 PM EST2016-02-05 21:31:13 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 5:22 PM EST2016-02-05 22:22:24 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Edgar D. Mitchell, a Hereford-born astronaut who was the sixth person to walk on the moon, has died. He was 85. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Edgar D. Mitchell, a Hereford-born Astronaut who was the sixth person to walk on the moon, has died. He was 85. 

  • Challenger: Thirty Years Later

    Challenger: Thirty Years Later

    A special section marking the 30th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.

    A special section marking the 30th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.

  • Lake City remembers native astronaut 30 years after Challenger explosion

    Lake City remembers native astronaut 30 years after Challenger explosion

    Thursday, January 28 2016 1:47 PM EST2016-01-28 18:47:57 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 9:24 PM EST2016-01-29 02:24:43 GMT
    Ronald McNair. Source: NASARonald McNair. Source: NASA

    On Thursday, Lake City is hosting a candlelight vigil to remember Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a Lake City-born astronaut and physicist who died 30 years ago in Challenger Space Shuttle explosion.

    On Thursday, Lake City is hosting a candlelight vigil to remember Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a Lake City-born astronaut and physicist who died 30 years ago in Challenger Space Shuttle explosion.

  • WAFF Challenger video library

    WAFF Challenger video library

    Sunday, January 24 2016 6:17 PM EST2016-01-24 23:17:05 GMT
    Wednesday, January 27 2016 9:35 PM EST2016-01-28 02:35:07 GMT

    For the benefit of mobile users, the following is a list of video clips pulled from the WAFF archives for use in our 30th anniversary special coverage.

    For the benefit of mobile users, the following is a list of video clips pulled from the WAFF archives for use in our 30th anniversary special coverage.

  • Challenger history and overview

    Challenger history and overview

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:57 PM EST2016-01-26 21:57:09 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:57 PM EST2016-01-26 21:57:09 GMT
    (Source: NASA)(Source: NASA)
    NASA's Kennedy Space Center website has a comprehensive history of the operative history of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
    NASA's Kennedy Space Center website has a comprehensive history of the operative history of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • SLIDESHOW: Challenger archive photos

    SLIDESHOW: Challenger archive photos

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:04 PM EST2016-01-26 17:04:15 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:04 PM EST2016-01-26 17:04:14 GMT
    (AP photo)(AP photo)
    Click here to view a selection of AP photographs from Jan. 28, 1986 and the days and weeks following the Challenger explosion.
    Click here to view a selection of AP photographs from Jan. 28, 1986 and the days and weeks following the Challenger explosion.
  • PDF: 2015 NASA Advisory Panel report

    PDF: 2015 NASA Advisory Panel report

    Sunday, January 24 2016 4:26 PM EST2016-01-24 21:26:26 GMT
    Sunday, January 24 2016 4:26 PM EST2016-01-24 21:26:26 GMT
    Click here to view a copy of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year - highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.
    Click here to view a copy of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year - highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.
  • Challenger STS 51-L Accident

    Challenger STS 51-L Accident

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-01-23 22:12:53 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-01-23 22:12:52 GMT
    Click here for NASA's full directory of information into the Challenger explosion - timelines, video clips, reports and more. 
    Click here for NASA's full directory of information into the Challenger explosion - timelines, video clips, reports and more. 
  • PDF: Congressional report on Challenger

    PDF: Congressional report on Challenger

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:04 PM EST2016-01-23 22:04:50 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:04 PM EST2016-01-23 22:04:50 GMT
    Click here to view a PDF copy of the Congressional report following the Challenger explosion.
    Click here to view a PDF copy of the Congressional report following the Challenger explosion.
  • WATCH: Regan's address to nation following Challenger explosion

    WATCH: Regan's address to nation following Challenger explosion

    Saturday, January 23 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-01-23 21:59:40 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-01-23 21:59:40 GMT
    On Jan. 28, 1986, just hours after the explosion that killed seven astronauts aboard the Challenger, President Ronald Reagan postponed his planned State of the Union address to speak with a grieving nation. Click here to watch that speech on YouTube.
    On Jan. 28, 1986, just hours after the explosion that killed seven astronauts aboard the Challenger, President Ronald Reagan postponed his planned State of the Union address to speak with a grieving nation. Click here to watch that speech on YouTube.
  • Asia air pollution visible from space

    Asia air pollution visible from space

    Thursday, January 7 2016 10:28 AM EST2016-01-07 15:28:45 GMT
    Thursday, January 7 2016 10:28 AM EST2016-01-07 15:28:45 GMT
    Beijing recently announced its second-ever "red alert" for air pollution. It's estimated 4,000 people in China die each day from smog.

    Beijing recently announced its second-ever "red alert" for air pollution. It's estimated 4,000 people in China die each day from smog.

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in front of Congress on how Cambridge Analytica got millions of users information.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in front of Congress on how Cambridge Analytica got millions of users information.

  • Apple news

    Apple news

    The enigmatic American technology company is always making waves. Currently, it's facing backlash over news it slows down older iPhones on purpose.

    The enigmatic American technology company is always making waves. Currently, it's facing backlash over news it slows down older iPhones on purpose.

  • Cyber crime

    Cyber crime

    Computers have made our lives easier, but they’ve also created many new ways for thieves to steal information, money and identities. 

    Companies, people, governments, and non-profits are evaluating their cyber security after ransomware held information hostage across the globe.

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    Science & technology news

    Pokemon Go is the latest game to take the science and technology world by storm. Click for news on cybercrime, space, social media, computers and technological advances that change our lives daily.

    Pokemon Go is the latest game to take the science and technology world by storm. Click for news on cybercrime, space, social media, computers and technological advances that change our lives daily.

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