Latest Michael Griffin Stories

2008-02-27 21:00:00

Assailed by critics, hobbled by a lack of money and beset by technical problems, the Ares I launch vehicle is suffering from a growing perception it is another NASA project that will never get off the ground.

2007-08-29 11:55:00

After finding no evidence of astronauts drinking before launching into space, NASA said Wednesday it is considering limited alcohol testing of its employees, including astronauts.

2007-08-08 17:50:00

Space shuttle Endeavour blasted off Wednesday carrying teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan, who after more than two decades is finally carrying out the dream of Christa McAuliffe and the rest of the fallen Challenger crew.

2007-07-12 17:00:26

Two top NASA officials, including the man in charge of developing new spacecraft for future missions to the moon and Mars, plan to leave the space agency, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

2007-06-06 00:00:00

The head of NASA told scientists and engineers that he regrets airing his personal views about global warming during a recent radio interview, according to a video of the meeting obtained by The Associated Press.

2006-12-09 18:16:38

It'll be cheaper to build a permanent moon base and keep it running, than it will be to get to the moon. Just don't ask how much, NASA's boss says.

2006-12-07 19:40:00

The launch of Space Shuttle Discovery has been scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2006-12-07 17:25:00

NASA officials hoped an opening in the cloud cover would allow space shuttle Discovery to lift off Thursday for the first night launch in four years, starting a complex mission to rewire the international space station.

2006-11-28 07:52:55

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is being honored with the world's oldest award for scientific achievement, with a special high-altitude assist from NASA.

2006-11-20 03:00:56

By Susan Herendeen, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Nov. 19--A Downey High School teacher had a sexual liaison with two young women who were scorekeepers for the basketball team he coached, according to a lawsuit in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

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