4 Things To Know: Friday The 13th, College B-Ball & MoreThese are the top four stories from Friday, Nov. 13. They include the fact that it's a purportedly unlucky day, and a mysterious piece of space debris expected to enter Earth's atmosphere today. (It's unclear yet if those two stories might just be related.)
NASA's Destination Station Comes To The Twin CitiesThe International Space Station may just seem like something floating around in space, but it actually has a real impact on our everyday lives. Now, NASA is bringing the experience of the ISS to the Twin Cities in Destination Station.
NASA Astronaut Tweets Picture Of Minneapolis From SpaceEver wonder what Minneapolis looks like from space? Well, wonder no longer! On Tuesday morning, Astronaut Kjell Lindgren tweeted the photo of what Minneapolis looks like from the International Space Station.
Minnesota-Trained Doctor To Launch To Space StationAn astronaut trained as a doctor in Minnesota is set to go into space next week. Dr. Kjell Lindgren will be part of NASA's Expedition 44/45 launch on July 22. The Soyuz spacecraft will carry a crew including Lindgren to the International Space Station.
NASA Reaches Pluto After Nearly Decade-Long JourneyWe've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making. The moment of closest approach for the New Horizons spacecraft came at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday, culminating a journey from planet Earth that spanned an incredible 3 billion miles and 9½ years.
NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.
Natalie & Mike Blast Off At Science MuseumThat's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Now open at the Science Museum is "Space: An Out of Gravity Experience." And like so many of the museum's exhibits, this one is totally interactive.
Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand SpaceProtecting the military's most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
Lauren's Science Corner: The International Space StationWhat is the size of a football field, has a gym, and the best view in our solar system? The International Space Station is an orbiting laboratory or habitable artificial satellite (fancy!) and serves as a space port for a myriad of multi-national spacecraft.
Astronaut Visits Mpls. Students Sending Experiment To SpaceWhile a lot of high school juniors and seniors are worried about finding a prom date, 13 Minnehaha Academy students are on a different mission: sending a NASA-approved experiment to space.
Weather Blog: You Are HereAs the title might imply, most meteorologists are interested in way more than the weather. Like meteors; all things space, really. That's why this new picture from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity caught my attention today.
Minn. Man Finalist In Mars Colonization PlanA Woodbury man could be traveling to a place no human has ever seen. He's a finalist to be one of the first people to live on Mars. A Dutch company has a plan to colonize Mars before 2025. They have bubbles that astronauts would live in and a whole plan on how to exist.