Wind and technical problems held up the first attempt to launch NASA’s first deep space exploration vehicle on Thursday, but not Friday morning, as the unmanned Orion spacecraft rocketed into orbit 3,600 miles above the Earth.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.
When one looks at a photo like this, it makes one feel really, really small.
“It’s just unbelievable. They’ve had great success with tons of interesting science,” said Oswego native Neil Mottinger, a navigation engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
Three Apollo program astronauts will have their footprints set into concrete on Tuesday at the Adler Planetarium, in a ceremony to honor veterans of the final moon landing.
“There was no space cowboy thing going on,” former NASA secretary Janet Faina of Naperville says. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
The landing of the rover Curiosity early Monday on Mars is being called the science event of the decade, and Chicago-native John Grunsfeld will oversee the operation in the first major undertaking of his new tenure as NASA’s top scientist.
Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.
The famous moon rock displayed along Michigan Avenue has been removed, but it’s only temporary.
Lincoln-Way North High School teacher Margaret Piper will be flying high as part of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program.
The Adler Planetarium lost out on its bid to host one of the four retiring space shuttles on Tuesday, but it will be getting the next best thing: a shuttle simulator used to train astronauts.
A government shutdown would put the brakes on plans by NASA to announce the winners of three retired space shuttles. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports… the Adler Planetarium is in the running.
Be sure to look outside on Saturday night, because the moon will be at its largest size in almost 20 years.
The Adler Planetarium is mounting a campaign to land one of NASA’s retired space shuttle orbiters.
To get a true measure of the size of this storm, you need to go to space.