Tag: NASA

California mudslide license plate (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Prepares for Snow, Rain, Mudslides

Warnings have been posted for the risk of mudslides in areas that burned in last year’s wildfires, as bone-dry California looks forward to its best week of rain and snow this winter.

John Young salutes the U.S. flag at the Descartes landing site on the moon during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. NASA says the astronaut, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, died on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

U.S. Longest Serving Astronaut Dead at 87

NASA says legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died. Young was 87.

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Uber in Deal with NASA to Build Flying Taxi Air Control Software

LISBON (Reuters) – Uber is taking part in a joint industry and government push with NASA to develop software which the company aims to use to manage “flying taxi” routes that could work like ride-hailing services it has popularized on the ground.

USGS Landsat 7 team, at the EROS Data Center/NASA

NASA Memorializes 9/11 Attacks in Pictures from Space

On the sixteenth anniversary of the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks, NASA shared photos taken by the lone American aboard the International Space Station on that fateful day in 2001.