Articles Tagged With ‘NASA’

Cal Poly astronaut to pilot NASA mission around moon

NASA has selected Cal Poly alum Victor Glover as the pilot for its upcoming Artemis II mission around the moon. Artemis is a lunar exploration program led by NASA intended to reestablish a human presence on the moon. The program’s... (Continue reading)

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)