April 7, 1999
NASA scientists plan to 'breed' better spacecraft using artificial intelligence. Such a strategy mimics nature, and may be one of the most efficient methods of future spacecraft design.
April 6, 1999
The concept of ion propulsion, currently being demonstrated on the Deep Space 1mission, goes back to the very beginning of NASA and beyond. The path from concept to reality has not been short or direct, but it has been interesting.
April 6, 1999
Atoms locked in snow, a teaspoon from the heart of the sun, and the stuff that drives a starship will be on the agenda of an advanced space propulsion conference that opens today in Huntsville.
April 5, 1999
Eight years ago today NASA launched the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. While the CGRO has revolutionized our understanding of cosmic gamma ray bursts, these distant explosions remain one of the biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics.
April 1, 1999
Scientists will describe initial results from a program to catch meteoroids in flight at the NASA/Ames Leonids Workshop April 12-15, 1999.
March 30, 1999
The second Blue Moon of 1999 takes place this Wednesday night. This article explains how to see it and explores the history of the expression "Blue Moon."
March 29, 1999
A dramatic new time-lapse movie from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows for the first time seasonal changes and raging storms on the planet Uranus.
March 26, 1999
Scientists may be closer to unravelling the mystery of Gamma-ray Burststhanks to one of the most powerful cosmic explosions ever recorded.
March 24, 1999
Specially made photographic emulsions, made by NASA scientists, assist in advanced studies of fusion research at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
March 22, 1999
Well understood and well used scientific insturments will help verify a new instrument as they all fly on JAWSAT.