NASA Will Launch E. Coli into Space to Study Antibiotic Resistance

E. coli, a common bacterial pathogen responsible for millions of urinary tract infections and foodborne illnesses every year, will blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday (Nov. 11) to take part in a study of antibiotic resistance.

Smith Disappointed with Lack of Progress on SLS and Orion

A day after NASA announced a new launch date for the first flight of the Space Launch System, the chairman of the House Science Committee said he found the development delays "disappointing" and warned further problems could undermine support.

How Vintage Rocket Tech Could Be NASA's Ticket to Mars and Beyond

NASA could sidestep many of the impediments to a Mars mission if they could just get there faster. But sluggish chemical rockets aren't cutting it — and one group of engineers is rebooting research into an engine last fired in 1972.

Pew-Pew! Laser Weapons May Arm Air Force Fighter Jets

Yesterday (Nov 6), the U.S. Air Force Research Lab signed a $26.3 million contract with Lockheed Martin to develop high-energy laser weapons that are lightweight and compact enough to be mounted on fighter jets.

Uber Teams with NASA on 'Flying Car' Project

The space agency has signed an agreement to help develop an air- traffic- control system for Uber Elevate, the ride-hailing company's official name for the flying-car project, according to USA Today.