New observations from NASA's long-running Voyager 2 spacecraft show the solar system is asymmetrical, likely from disturbances in the interstellar magnetic field, scientists reported.
We finished the regeneratively cooled Merlin 1C engine, got the Falcon 9 first stage integrated, proof tested and fired, signed up our first GTO (geostationary transfer orbit) customer, and took our COTS system past the big CDR milestone.
The Geminid Meteors are usually the most satisfying of all the annual showers, even surpassing the famous Perseids of August. Studies of past find the "Gems" have a reputation for being rich both in slow, bright, graceful meteors and fir
The Rocket Racing League combines the competition of racing with the excitement of rocketry. It features rocket-powered aircraft that will be flown by top pilots through a three-dimensional track way.
Chinese space officials are ready to flip Chang’e-1’s scientific instrument switch to the on position. The spacecraft has undergone a series of shakeouts since swinging into polar circular orbit around the Moon on November 7.
The Cassini space probe exploring the Saturn system, sends back audio. Does it sound "eerie" or "alien" as some scientists claim? Listen and decide.
Asia's space race heated up as China launched its first lunar orbiter, an event hailed by the world's most populous nation as a milestone event in its global rise. China's year-long expedition, costing $184 million dollars, kicks off a pr
They are visions on the other side of the solar system: a moon with lakes of liquid methane: a tiny, rocky world with geysers of water that are being sprayed into space and a strange mottled moon that has been splattered with dark, organic-rich gunk
The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.
A federal judge denied a request Wednesday by more than two dozen workers at one of NASA's research labs to block a Bush administration directive requiring background checks and access to personal information.
It was no accident that aircraft designer Burt Rutan chose to make history on the anniversary of Sputnik.
50 years ago, the Soviet Union launched a satellite and America would never be the same.
NASA's first purely scientific mission powered by three solar electric ion propulsion engines. Since it has three ion engines, that puts it one up on the Twin Ion Engine (TIE) fighters of the fictitious Galactic Empire in "Star Wars"
Google Inc. will pay up to US$30 million in prize money to anyone able to land a privately funded spacecraft on the moon, because "it's cool," the company said on its blog.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said the explorer - on the largest Moon mission since the US Apollo programme nearly 40 years ago - will collect data to investigate the Moon's origin and evolution for about a year until it runs out of fuel
"This next major X Prize has a mission that goes far beyond suborbital flight, and extends the economic sphere of humanity 10 times farther beyond geostationary Earth orbit ... all the way to the Moon," said Peter Diamandis, the X Prize Fou
Small, ultrafaint "hobbit" galaxies recently found hovering around our Milky Way are comprised almost entirely of dark matter, a new study confirms. Dark matter is a mysterious substance scientists think accounts for most of the mass in
Twenty two years before first Russian space shuttle “Buran” or 10 years before the first American shuttle Soviets projected and built manned spaceship aircraft that could land from the orbit by itself. It had space only for one pilot and was more rat
Take a journey on the next generation of space travel. (Video animation of SpaceShipTwo voyage)
Level 1 requires a rocket to take off, fly to an altitude of 50 meters, then hover for 90 seconds while landing precisely on a pad 100 meters away. The flight must then be repeated in reverse, and both flights-along with within a two-and-a-half-hour
This is the night that many observers in N. America, will get to see a very deep Total Eclipse of the Moon. The western regions of the USA, will be favored for seeing this event in it's entirety. Total eclipses of the Moon are safe to view and ve
A giant hole in the Universe is devoid of galaxies, stars and even lacks dark matter, astronomers said. The team at the University of Minnesota said the void is nearly a billion light-years across and they have no idea why it is there.
Now Google has turned to the stars, launching a new service called Sky that can send users flying through space, visiting more than 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies from images created from thousands of satellite photographs.
Scientists have discovered the universe's largest known planet, a giant ball made of mostly hydrogen that is 20 times larger than Earth and circling a star 1,400 light-years away. Scientists believe the planet is 1.7 times the diameter of Jupite
Northrop Grumman Buys Builder of SpaceShipOne 3 weeks ago. The explosion at the Mojave Air and Space Port has left three workers dead and others critically injured. All the victims worked for Scaled Composites, which built SpaceShipOne.
NASA revealed the sabotage [of the shuttle] a day ahead of releasing studies that the publication Aviation Week reported had found astronauts were allowed to fly on at least two occasions despite warnings they were so drunk they posed a flight risk.
Northrop Grumman Corp. agreed July 5 to increase its stake in Scaled Composites - the builder of the Ansari X-Prize Cup-winning SpaceShipOne and a host of record-breaking aircraft - from 40 percent to 100 percent, Northrop Grumman spokesman Dan McCla
After witnessing the initial surge of public interest in suborbital space tourism that followed the successful flight of the X Prize-winning SpaceShipOne three years ago, officials at Virgin Galactic thought the pace of paid reservations might slow d
With NASA sponsoring seven design contests for everything from a new lunar lander to a new space glove, anybody with a home-brewed invention could enter...
You don't have to pack your bags quite yet, but passenger travel to the Moon is on the flight manifest of a space tourist company. The price per seat will slap your wallet or purse for a swift $100 million - but you'll have to get in line