Link to a gallery of how the shuttle was constucted.
The space shuttle Endeavour, the youngest orbiter in NASA's fleet, soared into the morning sky Monday to begin the final mission of its 19-year career.Endeavour blazed a path through the sky here at the Kennedy Space Center at 8:56 a.m.lifting off fr
Draper Laboratory and MIT have developed a satellite the size of a loaf of bread that will undertake one of the biggest tasks in astronomy: finding Earthlike planets beyond our solar system—or exoplanets—that could support life. It is scheduled to la
The Earth is surrounded by human-made orbital debris in all shapes and sizes that includes everything from abandoned satellites and leftover rocket stages to the tiniest paint chips and droplets from spacecraft.
An untold number of cosmic impacts could have created the mysteriously thick atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon Titan, suggest experiments with laser guns.
The U.S. office that regulates the commercial space transportation industry does not need the funding increase being sought by the White House next year given the uncertainty surrounding the markets it oversees.
As noted in Part I -- as a direct result of the recent "ultra-close-approaches" of the European Space Agency (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft to "Phobos"
An incredible new theory based on the mysterious geophysics of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, proposes that a gigantic ocean of water lies beneath the planetoid. The paper is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Astronomy and Astro
Refueling technology will allow smaller and cheaper rockets to be used for many missions.
Jim Davidson discusses how his commercial space company and project were crushed by the state and NASA. Origins of his project, goals, and big names involved.
In the name of better managing the celestial environment, the Obama administration seems to be on the verge of imposing new international constraints on the American space establishment, without consultation with the Senate. Sources in the arms-contr
Like a beach chair sagging under a sunbather’s weight, the fabric of spacetime does indeed warp around the mass of the Earth — just as Albert Einstein predicted.
Project Morpheus is testing a greener propellant, and hazard detection technology.
China's state-run news outlets report that preparations of the country's first space station module, called Tiangong-1, are in full swing for a launch in the second half of this year and will be followed by an unpiloted spacecraft.
The team at Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic passed a milestone today with the first feathered flight of SpaceShipTwo
Are you a space entrepreneur bored with the idea of four-minute suborbital flights? Why not design the 100-Year Starship instead? DARPA and NASA are looking for your ideas.
BEIJING (AFP) – China will attempt its first space docking between two unmanned vehicles this year, the first step in efforts to build a Chinese space station, a senior official said Friday.
This stunning 360 degree panorama of the night sky was stitched together from 37,000 images by a first-time astrophotographer.
The final crew of NASA's space shuttle Endeavour has been through more than most.
If alien civilizations have been trying to contact us for the last week and a half, their calls may have fallen on deaf ears.
American businessman Dennis Tito, the world’s first orbital space tourist, is seen training for his historic 2001 flight to the International Space Station.
The SETI Institute has been forced to temporarily shut down operations at its telescope array due to federal and state funding cutbacks.
China has been dabbling in space station technology for years now, but until this week the nation's aims were less than concrete, mostly consisting of plans to launch testbed technologies into orbit at some nebulous future date.
If alien life is out there, it may be able to exploit more-extreme environments than scientists think, because huge gravitational forces don't seem to pose much of a problem for microbes. Several different species of bacteria can survive and reproduc
A mysterious anomaly in space seen on two NASA probes that has caused scientists to question the laws of physics may just be a trick of the light. Anomalies were seen in the trajectories of the identical Pioneer 10 and 11 deep space probes as they h
Orbital space tourism is a niche industry at the moment, but business could really boom if costs come down by a couple of orders of magnitude, a new study asserts.
NASA awards $269 million to the commercial industry to carry its astronauts to orbit.
The Florida space coast is expecting near-record crowds to flock to Cape Canaveral to watch the space shuttle Endeavour launch on its last voyage April 29.