May 13, 2014
by Lon Seidman | May 13, 2014 11:40pm
Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio landed safely aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule at 9:58 p.m. EST Tuesday evening, capping an eventful six months aboard the International Space Station both in orbit and on the ground as relations between the United States and Russia deteriorated.
Tags: Mastracchio, NASA, Russia, Space, ISS, ULA, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX, dh
December 4, 2013
by Emily Boushee | December 4, 2013 3:34pm
July 23, 2011
by Tony Land | July 23, 2011 10:54am
The NASA News Office was a chaotic scene in the early morning hours of July 21 as hundreds of journalists jockeyed for access to the Shuttle Landing Facility to record the final moments of the Space Shuttle Program.
July 21, 2011
by Lon Seidman | July 21, 2011 7:27am
by Associated Press | July 21, 2011 12:14am
July 18, 2011
by Stephen Clark, Spaceflight Now | July 18, 2011 7:15am
July 8, 2011
by Lon Seidman | July 8, 2011 3:57pm
by Lon Seidman | July 8, 2011 7:32am
June 24, 2011
by NASA | June 24, 2011 11:19am
PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is on track to begin the first extended visit to a large asteroid. The mission expects to go into orbit around Vesta on July 16 and begin gathering science data in early August. Vesta resides in the main asteroid belt and is thought to be the source of a large number of meteorites that fall to Earth.
“The spacecraft is right on target,” said Robert Mase, Dawn project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “We look forward to exploring this unknown world during Dawn’s one-year stay in Vesta’s orbit.”
Tags: NASA, Dawn, asteroid belt, Vesta, Ceres
May 16, 2011
by Staff Report | May 16, 2011 10:00am
Shelton High School science students celebrate as their experiment is launched onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour today at 8:56 a.m. The students put together the experiment with the help of PerkinElmer, a Massachusetts-based international science and technology company with offices in Shelton and Branford, and their work was selected to go to the International Space Station as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Read our original story on the project here.