An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Friday blasted off from Florida to put a communications satellite into orbit, with the launch vehicle’s main-stage booster then making a swift return landing on an ocean platform, a live webcast showed.
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Great Basin National Park just won certification as an International Dark Sky Park, a rare designation that places it alongside other starry wonderlands such as Death Valley National Park, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands.
Catsharks aren’t harmful to humans, but they also aren’t too much to look at - by the light of day, that is.
SpaceX plans to send an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, the company said on Wednesday, a first step in achieving founder Elon Musk’s goal to fly people to another planet.
At the Bioblitz at Clark County Wetlands Park, citizen scientists can observe organisms, count creatures and catalog critters. The two-day event, planned for April 29 and 30, is part of the fifth annual Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival,
Officials at Zion National Park in Utah are anxiously watching a nesting pair of California condors that could deliver the park its first fledgling.
Nevada is home to some of the quietest spaces in the country, according to an analysis by the National Park Service. On detailed soundscape maps produced by the agency, much of the Silver State scarcely registers for either human-caused noise or the background buzz of nature.
The population of the endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish appears to be rebounding, according to a recent count in the water-filled cavern the species calls home 90 miles west of Las Vegas.
An Ohio man paralyzed in an accident while diving in waves can now pick up a bottle or play the video game Guitar Hero thanks to a small computer chip in his brain that lets his mind guide his hands and fingers.
Bigelow Aerospace employees in North Las Vegas got free T-shirts and a catered lunch with pizza, chicken fingers, cake and ice cream then watched something they’ve worked on for years get shot into space.
Officials from a North Las Vegas aerospace company are gathering at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday to witness what they hope will be a giant leap for their inflatable space habitat.
Gov. Brian Sandoval and Frank Aguilera, deputy director of the Aerospace Systems Program at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, along with other officials, unveiled a new $400,000 NUANCE lab at Reno-Stead Airport north of Reno.
A teenage boy has been arrested in the theft of a fiberglass and metal version of a spaceship from outside the UFO Museum in Roswell.
Life at the Mars Desert Research Station replicates the hardships of life on the Red Planet, but they can’t eliminate oxygen.
A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russians and an American is heading for the International Space Station after blasting off from Russia’s manned space launch complex in Kazakhstan.
Federal forecasters have downgraded their projections for the Colorado River after an unusually hot, dry February that has increased the likelihood of a first-ever shortage declaration at Lake Mead.
Less than two weeks after returning to Earth after nearly a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly is hanging up his spacesuit.
Researchers may have finally cracked the 94-million-year-old cold case surrounding Nevada’s official state fossil.
Tilikum the killer whale may be “beginning to deteriorate” as the estimated 35-year-old animal battles a yet incurable bacterial infection in his lungs, SeaWorld said Tuesday.
Some folks are calling him Casper. And this octopod does bear a certain resemblance to the friendly cartoon ghost.
Amazon.com Inc has quietly dropped support for disk encryption on its Fire tablets, saying the feature that secures devices by scrambling data was not popular with customers.
At first glance, they do not look like much: tiny fragments of a primordial fungus shorter than a single hair’s width. But these fungal remnants possess the unique distinction of being the oldest-known fossils of any land-dwelling organism on Earth.
Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov landed late Monday night in the Kazakhstan desert, NASA and Russian mission control said.
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