Breaking News apps
Get faster updates
Download the free Breaking News app for faster updates, alerts and live video on iOS, Android, Windows, and more
Updating in real-time...

United States

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams surpasses Scott Kelly's record of 520 total days in space by a US astronaut - @Space_Station

52 WHOA!

New Orleans, LA, US

1 person trapped after gas line explosion at NASA Michoud Facility in New Orleans, officials say - WGNO

27 WHOA!

Portugal wildfires, August 2016

Photo: NASA satellite captures image of smoke coming from fires on Madeira Island, Portugal - @Madeira

21 WHOA!


Study: Apollo astronauts at greater risk of dying from heart disease due to cosmic radiation compared to shuttle astronauts - Reuters

22 WHOA!

2016 Democratic National Convention

Retired NASA astronaut and Navy captain Mark Kelly, speaking at DNC and introducing wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords: 'If you want our legacy to be that we left our kids and grandkids a country with less gun violence, not more, then we need to make Hillary our president'

End of alert

Tropical Storm Estelle (2016)

Photo: Composite image from the Suomi NPP satellite of Tropical Storms Darby and Estelle in the Pacific Ocean - NASA Hurricane

13 WHOA!

International Space Station

Video: SpaceX's Dragon separates from booster, continuing journey to deliver research and supplies to ISS - NASA

15 WHOA!


SpaceX Dragon launches from Cape Canaveral, carrying 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station - NASA

19 WHOA!

air travel

Video: NASA prepares to launch the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-9 cargo flight to the International Space Station - NASA

13 WHOA!

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch controllers are go and propellant is being loaded into the SpaceX rocket - NASA

10 WHOA!

Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, July 4, 2016

Photo: NASA's Juno sends back 1st picture from Jupiter's orbit - @NASA

89 WHOA!

Hayden Pass Fire in Fremont County, Colo., July 2016

Photo: Hayden Pass Fire burn area in Colorado as seen from NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams aboard International Space Station - @Astro_Jeff

16 WHOA!

International Space Station

Soyuz spacecraft with 3 crew successfully docks to International Space Station - NASA

27 WHOA!


Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA's Kate Rubins, JAXA's Takuya Onishi, and Roscomos' Anatoly Ivanishin successfully launches for journey to International Space Station

26 WHOA!

International Space Station

Photo: An Orthodox priest sprinkles holy water on members of the media after blessing a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad in Kazakhstan; astronauts Kate Rubins of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch at 9:36 pm ET - NASA HQ Photo

21 WHOA!

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Twitter account for NASA's Kepler mission temporarily hacked - Gizmodo


Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, July 4, 2016

NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully points solar panels toward sun; now the farthest solar-powered spacecraft from Earth - @NASAJuno

70 WHOA!

Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, July 4, 2016

NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully cuts off main engines, enters Jupiter orbit; first spacecraft to orbit beneath the giant's upper atmosphere - NASA

657 WHOA!

Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, July 4, 2016

Editor's note: More: In order to enter Jupiter's orbit, NASA's Juno spacecraft will burn its main engine for 35 minutes to slow down. If the engine fails, the craft could fly right past Jupiter and end up in an orbit around the sun. Because of a 48-minute delay for signals from Jupiter to reach Earth, mission control won't be able to intervene if something goes awry. - Andrew

End of note
69 WHOA!

Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, July 4, 2016

Editor's note: NASA's Juno spacecraft is currently attempting to maneuver itself into Jupiter's orbit by slowing down from 150,000 miles per hour after traveling for 5 years and 1.8 billion miles. The spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Aug. 5, 2011. - Andrew

End of note
63 WHOA!