Articles Tagged With ‘NASA’

Rocket launches from Vandenberg but botches landing

A rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday and successfully delivered an ocean-monitoring satellite into space, but it failed to stick the landing. The rocket broke a support leg and tipped over after landing on a barge 200... (Continue reading)

Astronaut controls California robot from space

An Italian astronaut drove a robot around a California parking lot Friday. He did so from space. [Wired] As part of a series of tests at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, astronaut Luca Parmitano controlled a K-10 rover... (Continue reading)

NASA taps Cal Poly alum as potential astronaut

A Cal Poly alumnus may become one of NASA’s next astronauts. NASA selected Cal Poly engineering alumnus and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Victor Glover as a one of eight members of its 21st astronaut candidate class. More than 6,000 people applied... (Continue reading)