Space Travel

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JANUARY 19:  A Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket lifts off of pad 41 carrying NASA's Pluto New Horizons spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center January 19, 2006 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The New Horizons mission is scheduled to conduct at five-month reconnaissance study of Pluto and Charon in 2015.  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Pluto Just 4 Weeks, 20 Million Miles Away For Spacecraft

After traveling 3 billion miles, over the course of nine years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep.

06/16/2015

2013 Astronaut candidates. (Source: NASA.gov)

NASA Picks 8 New Astronauts, 4 Of Them Women

For the first time in four years, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts.

CBS Miami–06/17/2013

Dennis Tito (Source: Wikipedia)

First Space Tourist Plans 2018 Trip To Mars

Visit Mars. That’s the insanely ambitious plan that Dennis Tito, who was the first private space traveler a little less than 12 years ago, will announce in more detail next week.

CBS4–02/22/2013

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich speaks at a Space Coast town hall January 25, 2012 at a hotel in Cocoa, Florida. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

One Giant Leap For Newt?

Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has promised to establish a permanent U.S. base on the moon by 2020 if he’s elected president.

CBS4–01/26/2012

(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

2011 Marked End Of An Era For NASA

2011 marked the end of an era as NASA retired its manned space shuttles after 30 years in space. As the shuttles were packed off for their final resting places in a handful of museums, NASA turned its attention to the future of manned space travel and possibly trips to an asteroid and Mars.

CBS4–12/29/2011

(NASA TV) An unmanned Delta II rocket will launch twin spacecraft to study the moon's gravity.

2nd Delay For NASA’s Launch Of Twin Moon Spacecraft

It’s another delay for NASA’s latest moonshot. That’s because a pair of spacecraft intended to orbit the moon and measure its gravity will not lift off until Saturday.

CBS4–09/09/2011

(NASA TV) An unmanned Delta II rocket will launch twin spacecraft to study the moon's gravity.

Wind Delays NASA Launch Of Twin Moon Spacecraft

There’s been a delay in NASA’s quest to return to the moon. High wind is keeping NASA’s newest moon probes on Earth longer than expected.

CBS4–09/08/2011

(NASA TV) An unmanned Delta II rocket will launch twin spacecraft to study the moon's gravity.

Storms May Stall Launch Of Twin Spacecraft To Moon

There may be a delay in NASA’s quest to return to the moon.

CBS4–09/07/2011

(Photo by NASA/ESA via Getty Images)

NASA Going Back To The Moon

Four decades after astronauts touched down on the moon NASA is going back.

CBS4–09/06/2011