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Trial starts for professor accused of hiding ties with China

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal...

Spacecraft buzzes Jupiter’s mega moon, 1st close-up in years

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. ...

SpaceX launches tiny critters, solar panels to space station

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched thousands of tiny sea creatures to the International Space Station on Thursday, along with a toothpaste-fighting plaque experiment...

NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is returning to sizzling Venus, our closest yet perhaps most overlooked neighbor, after decades of exploring other worlds. ...

NASA releases stunning new pic of Milky Way’s ‘downtown’

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has released a stunning new picture of our galaxy’s violent, super-energized “downtown.” ...

Former astronaut pleads guilty in traffic deaths of 2 girls

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A former NASA space shuttle commander indicted on reckless murder charges in the traffic deaths of two girls pleaded guilty to...

GM’s newest vehicle: Off-road, self-driving rover for moon

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — General Motors is teaming up with Lockheed Martin to produce the ultimate off-road, self-driving, electric vehicles — for the moon....

Who’s an astronaut as private spaceflight picks up speed?

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As more companies start selling tickets to space, a question looms: Who gets to call themselves an astronaut? ...

NASA spacecraft begins 2-year trip home with asteroid rubble

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a NASA spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to...

NASA spacecraft begins 2-year trip home with asteroid rubble

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<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. &mdash; With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a NASA spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to...