A new initiative could be on the horizon for suborbital spaceship company Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Sir Richard Branson.
China has reached two technological milestones spanning great depths and heights. In the earth’s orbit, the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft manually docked a space module while under the Pacific, a Jiaolong sub dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Using new technology, scientists examined the water content in meteorites from the planet, and it points to a lot of it in the Martian mantle.
A loose group of stars, known for over 180 years but never before studied in detail, has been revealed to be an important new tool in the quest to understand the evolution of stars like the Sun, and in the search for planets like Earth.
Researchers have discovered evidence that there's a lot more water on Mars--at least on parts of Mars--than anyone previously thought. Using new technology, scientists examined the water content in meteorites from the planet, and it points to a lot o
Indications over the last week implies that Voyager 1 is now leaving the heliosphere - the last vestige of this solar system.
Based on the latest data received from Voyager 1, scientists say the venerable spacecraft is now on the very edge of our solar system.
A Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with three people on board has successfully carried out an automatic space docking mission on Monday.
The crew will stay in space for more than 10 days, during which they will perform scientific experiments and the country’s first manual space docking — a complicated procedure that brings 2 vessels together in high-speed orbit.
Fresh off SpaceX's historic return from the International Space Station, company founder Elon Musk said Friday that he would like to see humans settle Mars and become a "multi-planet species." The 40-year-old entrepreneur reiterated his vision to
In May 2008, two men climbed into a 40-ton submarine docked at an abandoned Copenhagen shipyard. One of the men had built the 58-foot-long sub in his spare time, and inside they chatted about the future. It involved rockets — big rockets.
At noon today, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) was released from a companion aircraft and sent off into Earth's orbit.
The telescopes get bigger and more sophisticated, the light we can see comes in from deeper in the cosmos, and the most-distant visible objects keep getting further away.
NASA has confirmed the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) X-Ray telescope has successfully made it into orbit after an airborne launch over the Pacific Ocean.
Future astronauts en route to Mars or deep-space destinations will need specially designed living quarters and renewable sources of food — so this year’s X-Hab Challenge includes a remotely operated, robotically controlled space garden.
China has announced it will carry out a manned space flight at some point in the middle of June.
Beijing launched its independent space station program after being turned away from the International Space Station, largely due to U.S. objections. Washington is wary of the Chinese program's military links and of sharing technology with an economic
Last week we stumbled across the incredible plans for Mars One.
One of the primary obstacles to human colonization of Mars is the funding -- creating a habitable environment and sending humans across the gulf of space is a costly process, well beyond the exploration budgets of most nations.
In the autumn of 1966, NASA asked President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Bureau of the Budget (BOB) for $100 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 1968 to begin Phase B contractor studies of Earth-orbital space stations.
The dream of flying to space is close to the heart of every kid – and even many adults.
Meet Lynx: XCOR Aerospace's Winged Space Plane (Gallery)
The transit of Venus across the Sun has enthralled astronomers and amateur stargazers alike.
America's mysterious space plane to land after a YEAR in orbit - and no one knows what it did up there
NASA’s windfall takes the pain out of the planned demise of the Hubble. The storied telescope, launched in 1990 and still operating, will lose functionality in coming years. NASA, lacking a space shuttle, has neither the means nor the money to repair
Thought the solar eclipse was cool? The Transit of Venus on June 5 really is a once-in-a lifetime experience, occurring every 120 years—and astronomers are getting ready.
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Fox TV Documentary - Moon Landing Hoax - Conspiracy Theory
Astronomers at Arizona State University have found an exceptionally distant galaxy, ranked among the top 10 most distant objects currently known in space.
In August 1976 Luna 24 landed on the moon and returned to Earth with samples of rocks, which were found to contain water, but this finding was ignored by scientists in the West.