China plans to build an antenna for deep space observation in Argentina's southern Patagonia region, Argentina's foreign ministry announced Wednesday.
NASA's Cassini probe zipped by Saturn's largest moon Titan in a close flyby to search for a lake filled with liquid methane. The Cassini spacecraft flew within 629 miles of Titan to "look for a glint of sunlight reflecting off a methane lake,"
A new instrument for the world´s largest optical telescope, the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mount Graham, allows astronomers to observe the faintest and most distant objects in the universe.
Russian cargo ship Progress M-15M has failed to dock to the ISS on Tuesday night as a precaution due to a system warning on approach.
An experimental heat shield for future spacecraft landings successfully survived a test launch that brought it through the earth's atmosphere at speeds of up to 7,600 mph, NASA said. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment,
How a dedicated crew sets their watches to Mars time and drives Mars rover Opportunity from 100 million miles away
New data suggest the confirmation of the exoplanet Gliese 581g and the best candidate so far of a potential habitable exoplanet.
A research team at Keio University, led by Associate Professor Tomoharu Oka, has discovered intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) candidates at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
A Brooklyn-based startup is designing a next-gen spacesuit for the space tourism industry
Explanation: What created this unusual hole in Mars? The hole was discovered by chance on images of the dusty slopes of Mars' Pavonis Mons volcano taken by the HiRISE instrument aboard the robotic Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently circling Mars.
NASA hired Space Exploration Technologies to launch an ocean monitoring satellite, a key win for the start-up rocket company that also wants to break into the U.S. military's launch business, NASA officials said on Thursday. The $82 million contra
It’s been almost two months since SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft completed its historic flight to the International Space Station. Like any successful team after a victory, the company has released a highlight video for fans and supporters.
On May 25, 2012, SpaceX made history when the Dragon spacecraft became the first privately developed vehicle in history to successfully attach to the International Space Station. Previously only 4 governments achieved this
In general, bodies that took shape farther from the sun have relatively higher concentrations of deuterium, researchers said.[interesting assertion that I do not trust]
Galaxy-building theory says there are stars and there are stage hands.
Midair refueling of manned aircraft currently calls for the dispatching of a huge tanker plane and a delicate midair link-up between two moving aircraft.
This morning, Kazakhstan time, the next mission to the International Space Station successfully blasted off carrying the usual trio -- a Russian commander, an astronaut from the international community and an American in a seat rented by NASA since t
Russia’s Soyuz rocket carrier with the manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-05M has taken off for the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The mysterious blast of energy appears above a thunderstorm for just a few milliseconds, making it an extremely rare sight for earthbound humans.
Richard Branson today set out the roadmap for Virgin Galactic's immediate future by announcing that he will be taking his children along for the ride when the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) makes its inaugural flight next year (should all go to plan).
A private rocket-building company that is designing a suborbital space plane for future paid trips to the edge of space will open a new test facility in Texas, company officials announced today (July 9).
Over the years, cosmologists have found ample evidence of just two kinds of black holes: stellar mass black holes and supermassive black holes.
While the rest of the world was celebrating the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, researchers announced another major discovery that will likely lead to fundamental changes in humanity’s understanding of the universe.
You cannot find the Spaceport anywhere on their website or map, so with much effort, we were able to find it. Click thru to see map and directions.
The Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three members of the 31st expedition to the ISS has safely landed as planned on Sunday in Kazakhstan, bringing an end to their 193-day mission to the International Space Station.
The B612 Foundation will use its deep-space craft to map the orbit of every potentially Earth-smashing asteroid for the next hundred years
A crew of scientists and astronauts prepare to feed human colonists on the Red Planet
China's first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station.
NASA Eyes on the Solar System
The discovery of life beyond Earth would shake up our view of humanity's place in the universe, but it probably wouldn't seriously threaten organized religion, experts say.