A two-hour launch window opens Thursday at 7:05 p.m. for the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V-411 rocket.
Monday, August 21, one year from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States. This last happened June 8, 1918 when a total solar eclipse passed from Washington state through Florida. The path of totality last passed through Raleigh on May 28, 1900.
While watching Olympic track and field events this week, I was reminded of a xkcd comic on pole vaulting. Could the nearly equatorial location of the 2016 Summer Games lead to new world records?
Do you participate in social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)? Have you ever wanted to see NASA up close and behind the scenes? A pair of opportunities are currently open that will give you the chance to see efforts underway get us to Mars and the return of launches from Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
Join WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel Thursday night for a town hall discussion: "Environment, Economy, Entrepreneurship: Is Clean Energy Good Business?"