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AMS-2 Finds Dark Matter? Maybe, Maybe Not

The principal investigator on the AMS-2 experiment on the International Space Station has suggested that the first findings from the AMS-2 suggest that dark matter could be a reality. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA held a news conference to detail the first findings of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer 2 (AMS-2) that was delivered to the [...]

ESC Empowers Part 1: The People that Make the Magic

The first in a six-part series detailing the men and women working on the contract that is working to rebuild and redirect NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the future. Image Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The general public views NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as the place where America launches astronauts into space. [...]

On @ The 90: Build the Enterprise—Seriously?

So, the United States can’t even get astronauts into low-Earth orbit, and there is a petition to have the U.S. build a starship? Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Jason Rhian

The United States has barely regained the ability to send unmanned cargo to the International Space Station via SpaceX’s Dragon capsule and a petition has [...]

Shuttle Endeavour's Public Exhibit Unveiled in California

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

The California Science Center in Los Angeles unveiled their newest exhibit Tuesday to the general public, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour.  After 25 missions to [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Mission 26 A Success, Endeavour Arrives At The California Science Center

After a 3-day, 13-mile journey through the City of Angels, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially hands over the Endeavour to California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph. Mrs Lynda Oschin was also present to welcome Endeavour to her new home, a home which is named in honor of her late husband Samuel Oschin. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

After a 3-day, 13-mile journey through the City of Angels, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially hands over the Endeavour to California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph. Mrs Lynda Oschin was also present to welcome Endeavour to her new home, a home which is named in honor of her late husband Samuel Oschin. Photo [...]

Orion and SLS: Where Are They Now?

An artist’s concept of SLS lifting Orion off the launch pad. We might see this sometime in 2017. Image Credit: NASA

It’s been a little over a year since NASA announced its intention to build the Space Launch System or SLS, the rocket that will be bigger and more powerful than the Saturn V. [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Space Shuttle Endeavour Ready For California Next Month

Endeavour inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, displayed with the Astrovan which brought astronauts to the launch pad for their missions. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Endeavour inside NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, displayed with the Astrovan which brought astronauts to the launch pad for their missions. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

In three weeks, space shuttle Endeavour will depart NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on her final flight – piggybacking [...]

Another Piece of Shuttle History Leaving Cape Canaveral

NASA has entered into an agreement with the Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration to be used to train midshipmen. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

One of the iconic ships that ferried the space shuttle’s solid rocket boosters (SRBs) back to shore after they splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean – will be [...]

California Science Center Announces Plans For Shuttle Endeavour's Arrival This Fall

Space Shuttle Endeavour atop launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, 24 hours before her final launch on STS-134. Photo Credit: Mike Killian for ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space Shuttle Endeavour atop launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, 24 hours before her final launch on STS-134. Photo Credit: Mike Killian for ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Endeavour’s days at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are numbered.  With just over a month before her final departure the California Science Center [...]

California Science Center Names Shuttle Endeavour's Future Home

Lynda Oschin with students from the Science Center School. Students unfurled a banner displaying newly named Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, future permanent home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: Leroy Hamilton (used with permission)

Lynda Oschin with students from the Science Center School. Students unfurled a banner displaying the newly named Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, future permanent home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: Leroy Hamilton (used with permission)

Jeffrey N. Rudolph, President of the California Science Center in Los Angeles, announced today a name [...]