India is poised to become the world's sixth space power, and Asia's third, to send a probe to the moon. If all goes well, Chandrayaan-1 - "moon vehicle" in Sanskrit and Hindi - will survey the moon's minerals, search for water a
India can afford the luxuries of space science and possibly even human spaceflight. The country’s first lunar spacecraft, Chandrayaan-1, is scheduled for launch later this month.
The Virgin Galactic people have been talking about turning down a million-dollar offer to allow a zero-gravity porn film to be made on their space craft. ( you just KNOW this is eventually going to happen :)
Forget trying to find evidence that there used to be water on Mars. Scientists from NASA said today that its instruments on the Red Planet have detected falling snow
SpaceX has made history. Its privately developed rocket has made it into space. [includes launch video]
The exercise is seen as key to China's ambition to build an orbiting station in the next few years.
Yesterday, the House approved a $630bn measure to fund the government through next year that includes a sentence allowing Nasa to purchase Soyuz until July 2016.
China's three astronauts have spent their first day in orbit preparing for the mission's spacewalk.
Three astronauts will be launched into orbit tonight. The mission is seen as a step toward building a space station and increasing China's prestige on the world stage.
The sun has reduced its output of solar wind to the lowest level since readings became available, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientists announced Tuesday.
...every space geek knows rockets trying to escape Earth's gravity get an additional kick from the Earth's own ground speed if they're launched close to the equator. But in reality it may just be another way to annoy the U.S.
Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE): Mapping Earth's gravity field in unprecedented detail.
The first launch as part of the project took place on November 20, 1998 from Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, when a Russian Proton space carrier delivered the Zarya unit, which was the station’s first component.
[be sure to read the text] Pollux is an orange giant star approximately 34 light-years away in the constellation of Gemini (the Twins). It has been calculated that the star has about 1.7 time more mass than the Sun, 8.8 times more radius, and 32 time
A malicious computer virus that steals passwords has been brought on board the International Space Station, NASA has confirmed.
The chill left on US-Russian relations by Moscow’s military incursion into Georgia could spell problems for future US access to the International Space Station, US experts said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will become dependent
Building on lessons they continue to learn from their two space stations still operating in low Earth orbit, the team at Bigelow Aerospace of North Las Vegas, Nev., is accelerating its push to get a habitable version launched.
By day he is a project engineer, working for Intel Corp. on its latest mega fabs. By night, he is working on a personal spacecraft.
Something beneath the surface is changing Earth's protective magnetic field, which may leave satellites and other space assets vulnerable to high-energy radiation.
Scientists operating the Phoenix spacecraft say the Martian soil near the north pole landing site is similar to what can be found in the Chile desert on Earth. The lander recently detected an ingredient of rocket fuel in soil samples taken from the s
Scientists say the Phoenix spacecraft has found a substance in the Martian soil that might be detrimental to possible life. If confirmed, it could mean the soil may not be as friendly as once thought.
Internet mogul Elon Musk started the company six years ago after eBay purchased his company, PayPal, for 1.5 billion U.S. dollars. The company, one of the most promising examples of an entrepreneurial "new space" movement, has 525 employee
On Thursday, NASA held a press conference to announce that the recent TEGA experiment on board Phoenix had confirmed the presence of water in the Martian soil. Whist exciting, Phoenix scientists were expecting that result. However, behind the scenes,
About 2 minutes into the launch the transmission cuts out and a failure termed an "anomaly" occurs. SpaceX cuts all transmission. It almost looked like a flameout may have occurred.
Major milestone achieved towards demonstrating U.S. transport to the International Space Station [and beyond] following retirement of the Space Shuttle, by SpaceX and the Falcon 9 launch system.
A giant, glassy lake larger than North America's Lake Ontario graces the south pole of Saturn's largest moon Titan, new research confirms. "This is the first observation that really pins down that Titan has a surface lake filled with liq
Laboratory tests aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander have finally identified water in a soil sample. Phoenix Mission
Branson unveiled the double-hulled "mother ship" built to carry a capsule filled with six wealthy tourists high into the stratosphere, from where the smaller ship would rocket into the blackness more than 60 miles above Earth.
After three years of press releases and hush-hush rocket testing, the Rocket Racing League finally presented its first public demonstration of a NASCAR-style racing plane, powered by a on-and-off blaze of orange flame.