Tag: space

NASA’s newest Mars rover is called Perseverance, and it has already lived up to the name. Weighing in at just over a ton and loaded with the most sophisticated instruments ever sent to the red…

Humboldt astronomer and photographer extraordinaire Mike Myer snapped this photo of NEOWISE, a comet visible to the naked eye across the northern hemisphere this month. The comet can be seen with the naked eye, but…

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Mercury-bound spacecraft swooped past Earth on Friday, tweaking its roundabout path to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planet.  Launched 1½ years ago, Europe and Japan’s BepiColombo spacecraft passed…

President Donald Trump is calling for a 12% increase in NASA’s budget for 2021, a bump largely targeted at transforming the administration’s goal of landing people on the lunar surface by 2024 from ambitious dream…

ORLANDO, Fla. — They were seen sparkling across the skies of Montana right around Christmas: a tidy row of lights that some mistook to be UFOs. The glowing celestial train has been spotted in California,…

HUMBOLDT ? Mike Myer is a time-traveler. Unlike the intrepid crew of the starship Enterprise, Mike seldom journeys far from his Humboldt home to pierce interstellar space and view objects as amazing as double stars,…

ORLANDO, Fla. — Forget the craft beer craze. Space beer is the new frontier. At least it is for Budweiser and parent company Anheuser-Busch, which has been sending barley seeds to the International Space Station…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas universities are reducing general education requirements to ensure more students can graduate on time and create more room for classes in their majors. Wichita State University became the latest…

The memories have faded. Half a century after playing a key role in the development of the Saturn V rocket engine — which sent Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon 50…

The Apollo 11 landed on the moon July, 20, 1969. The three-part spacecraft was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969. Crew included Commander Neil Armstrong,…