What's one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can't do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt.
The American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut about to embark on a one-year flight are similar in many ways: born in the 1960s, fathers of daughters, military backgrounds.
An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are moving into the International Space Station this week and staying for an entire year.
One of humanity's oldest technologies, the humble fishing net, may yet find a new role in space: bringing down dead satellites.
A solar eclipse is a rare event to witness first hand. A wag might add that once you've factored in the British weather they're rarer still, however observers in some areas of the UK managed to peer through ...
As today's partial solar eclipse crossed Europe, it was also visible from space. ESA's Proba-2 captured a near-total eclipse from orbit, at the same time as its sister minisatellite Proba-V peered down to ...
European space managers Friday ended an eight-day vigil for a wakeup call from the robot lander Philae, but remained hopeful the scout will revive as it rides on a comet nearing the Sun.
A solar eclipse briefly darkened the sky over northern Europe on Friday, and millions used sun viewers ranging from a welder's mask to a dental X-ray to watch the cosmic phenomenon.
Laura Smith-Velazquez is a dreamer - and she has been dreaming of going to space since the first time she looked into a telescope as an 8-year-old, later imagining herself commanding a starship while watching ...
Armed with telescopes, protective glasses and home-made viewers, millions of people across Britain witnessed Friday's partial solar eclipse, though cloud cover blocked out the view for many.
When you attach the prefix "nano" to something, it usually means "very small." Solar flares appear to be the exception.
Dr Anne Lawrence from the University of Reading's Department of History examines what solar eclipses meant to our ancestors.
The past week saw a fantastic treat for aurora watchers. Generally it is the southern part of the country, Tasmania in particular, that sees the most impressive displays. But this aurora has been so intense ...
Engineers and technicians at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston are testing the spacesuit astronauts will wear in the agency's Orion spacecraft on trips to deep space.
This week's spectacular glowing auroras in the night sky further south than usual highlighted the effect that 'space weather' can have on Earth.