Buzz is building about a planned 2018 private mission to Mars, which may launch the first humans toward the Red Planet.
A commercial spaceflight company is counting down to a key rocket engine test in Virginia tonight (Feb. 22) for a new private rocket designed for space station missions.
A new commercial rocket designed to launch unmanned cargo missions to the International Space Station passed a key engine test Friday night (Feb. 22), setting the stage for the booster's debut flight in the months ahead, NASA officials say.
The Chelyabinsk meteorite is from a family of Earth-crossing rocks called Apollo asteroids and there are 80 million others like it, say astronomers
The search for exoplanets is about reach the next level with the Gemini Planet Imager, a new smart-car-sized telescope instrument that will use “extreme” adaptive optics to directly see distant planets around other stars.
The next private cargo mission to the International Space Station is slated to blast off March 1, NASA announced today (Feb. 14).
A private startup aiming to launch manned lunar expeditions has started a crowdfunding campaign to get the public involved.
It’s difficult not to be impressed by the towering rockets used around the world to launch spacecraft into orbit. From the colossal Saturn V rockets developed in the 1960s to the SpaceX Falcon 9, one of last year’s highlights, rockets are practically
As a proud Space Camp alumni, it’s always been my dream to see the Earth from orbit.
I mean, a LOT like a Death Star.
Communication has been restored with the International Space Station after the spacecraft lost communication with the ground earlier this morning, NASA reports
Authorities received numerous reports of “fireballs” zooming through the sky over Miami on Sunday night, and at least one of them was caught on tape by an amateur videographer.
The meteorite that exploded over Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, was a pretty big thing - NASA estimated that it was about 15-17 meters in size and weighed 7-10 thousand tonnes.
US astronomers looking for life in the solar system believe that Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, which has an ocean, is much more promising than desert-covered Mars, which is currently the focus of the US government's attention.
On the heels of a close fly-by of an asteroid 17,000 miles from Earth on Friday morning and a devastating meteor that landed in Russia, Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor Friday night.
It was an incredible day for near-Earth objects, with two rare cosmic events occurring on the same day.
WORRYING about the threats posed by space rocks has traditionally been the preserve of the paranoid.
The day has come for our planet to get a cosmically close visit from asteroid 2012 DA14.
More than 900 new near-Earth asteroids are discovered each year.
And it looks beautiful!
Ever since astronomers in southern Spain spotted asteroid 2012 DA14 around this time last year, researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have been monitoring its course to see just how close it will come to Earth on i
An unmanned Russian spacecraft carrying nearly 3 tons of supplies arrived at the International Space Station Monday (Feb. 11) less than six hours after blasting off.
You’ll hear any reputable Star Wars fan point it out eventually: Han Solo’s famous boast that the Millennium Falcon “made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs” may have sounded impressive, but from an astronomical perspective, it made no sense.
Over the weekend, NASA’s Curiosity rover successfully drilled into the surface of Mars and collected its first sample from the interior of a rock.
Astronomers around the world are preparing for a record-breaking asteroid flyby February 15. Measuring 45 meters in diameter and weighing an estimated 130,000 metric tons, Asteroid 2012 DA14 is considered small by scientists who track the solar syste
The eighth satellite in NASA's Earth-watching Landsat fleet will launch Monday, Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Teams of professional, amateur astronomers keep a close eye on near-Earth asteroids
Over the past several years, astronomers have detected a handful of exoplanets that seem like promising candidates for supporting some kind of life. Maybe even something intelligent.
NASA reports the Curiosity rover has successfully drilled a hole, 0.63 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep into a sample of sedimentary bedrock.
A 7-th grader determined to send Hello Kitty to space (video)