Posts Tagged ‘space’

First US woman in space dies at 61

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Comments off

Photo: EPA

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died. She was 61.

NASA confirmed her death Monday afternoon and President Barack Obama called her a national hero, the AP reports from Washington. Her office in San Diego said she died of pancreatic cancer. Read more…

Small asteroid buzzes Earth

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 28, 2012

A small asteroid the size of a city bus zoomed between Earth and the moon’s orbit Friday, just days after its discovery, but it never posed a threat to our planet, NASA said, NBC reported on Friday.  Read more…

Small asteroid to pass Earth

Friday, January 27, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 27, 2012


A small asteroid will fly by Earth on Friday.

The asteroid is about 20 meters in diameter. Read more…