Triumphant from start to finish, the SpaceX Dragon capsule parachuted into the Pacific on Thursday to conclude the first private delivery to the International Space Station and inaugurate NASA’s new approach to exploration.
After more than a year in space, the U.S. Air Force's secretive robotic space plane, the X-37B, is coming down soon. Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the site where the reusable miniature space shuttle will land
The developer of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo suborbital space tourism vehicle has won U.S. regulatory approval to begin powered flight testing of the rocket-propelled craft later this year.
The world's first commercial space cargo ship dove through Earth's atmosphere and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean early Thursday (May 31), ending an historic test flight to the International Space Station.
After a more than a week in orbit, the private space capsule Dragon is preparing to return to Earth from the International Space Station and cap off its historic mission with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
A meteorite that fell to Earth 41 years ago is helping scientists unlock clues regarding the makeup of Mars' atmosphere and its potential implications to help shape future missions to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet, a new study finds.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is being prepared for the final journey to its launch pad on Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean. The mission will study everything from massive black holes to our own sun. It is sched
Intelsat, the world's leading provider of satellite services, and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the world's fastest growing space launch company, announced the first commercial contract for the Falcon Heavy rocket.
Last week, the Google Lunar X Prize Foundation announced that it will recognize the guidelines NASA has established to protect historic sites on the moon.
Yesterday, the heads of the space agencies for Europe, Canada, Russia, India, and Japan met in Washington D.C.
The amateur rocketeers at Copenhagen Suborbitals are getting closer and closer to orbit, testing a new bi-liquid fuel combination for a hand-built, donation-funded, non-profit rocket.
Space station astronauts floated into the Dragon a day after its heralded arrival as the world's first commercial supply ship. NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, said it reminded him of the cargo capability of his pickup truck back home
The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station for a historic docking, captured by astronauts wielding a giant robot arm. It succeeded in making the first commercial delivery into the cosmos.
The second time’s the charm for SpaceX.
A commercial rocket has blasted off with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The SpaceX company's Falcon 9 rocket took flight at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday. (May 22)
A rocket designed and built by a privately-owned company has successfully blasted off on a historic mission to deliver a supply capsule to the International Space Station.
Great Photos of May 20th 2012 Eclipse
Skywatchers from Mount Fuji to the Grand Canyon enjoyed a treat: the moon nearly blotting out the sun to create a dramatic “ring of fire” over a narrow strip of eastern Asia and the western United States.
SpaceX engineers have replaced a faulty engine valve on a private rocket carrying the first commercial space capsule bound for the International Space Station following the last-second abort during an attempted liftoff Saturday, May 19.
When SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket it will secretly be carrying celebrities. Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original "Star Trek" series, died in 2005. His ashes will be on board this mission -- as will those of Mercury astronaut G
Today May 20th, is a very special day in Energies streaming the Earth. That may sound odd to some and “out there.” There is the “Ring of Fire” eclipse that will be able to be seen in the Western U.S, across the Pacific to Asia. A “Ring of Fire”
This weekend, much of the U.S. will get to see an eclipse of the sun. Next month, Venus will transit in front of our star. To prepare to sight, you've got to learn how to look at the sun safely.
SpaceX aborted its launch of the Dragon capsule toward the ISS at the last second on Saturday due to a technical issue with one of the rocket's nine engines.
A new private rocket bound for the International Space Station roared to life for a history-making liftoff Saturday, but remained stuck on the ground following a last-second abort.
Hawthorne, CA, and Las Vegas, NV– Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Bigelow Aerospace (BA) have agreed to conduct a joint marketing effort focused on international customers. The two companies will offer rides on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft,
Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule aborted the launch at 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida .
The commercial space race is about to begin.
Science and space exploration have caught up to science fiction in many ways, producing marvels beyond the imaginings of the visionary writers of the past.
The year 2245 is just too distant — we should build and commission a real USS Enterprise right now, cracking the champagne across her hull within 20 years, according to an enterprising engineer.
A Russian rocket launched three astronauts toward the International Space Station late Monday night (May 14), kicking off a two-day journey to the huge orbiting lab.