Built by Sierra Nevada Corporation, the space plane that brings to mind NASA’s retired shuttles completed a successful test flight and landing on Saturday.
Technological hiccups, a tornado and other factors have slowed the Space Launch System that NASA hopes will carry astronauts to the moon and Mars.
Her husband was disappointed that her work, which aided in the development of drugs for illnesses, was not cited by the Nobel committee.
Here are answers to some questions you might have about the discovery that was announced on Monday.
Vice President Mike Pence accused the Obama administration of neglecting the space program, while others saw an ongoing renaissance.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson developed a process that may lead to “detailed images of life’s complex machineries,” the committee said.
The spacecraft will make a flyby of Earth on Friday, using the planet’s gravity to steer it toward Bennu, an asteroid it will visit next year.
Orbiting the ringed planet since 2004, the spacecraft solved some mysteries and made discoveries that upended our notions about the solar system.
Although NASA does not have yet a follow-up mission to Saturn on its schedule, scientists are dreaming up ideas for one.
The former Navy pilot is in his third term in Congress and would be the first elected official to serve as NASA administrator if confirmed by the Senate.