The $100-billion International Space Station will be extended by four years, or until at least 2024, allowing for more global research and scientific collaboration, NASA said Wednesday.
Scott Carpenter conquered the heights of space, the depths of the ocean, and the darkness of fear. And in doing so he became the second American to orbit the Earth, powered by not just a rocket but an insatiable curiosity.
A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA's private suppliers for the high-flying lab.
We've learned a lot about the effects on the human body of going into space by studying astronauts such as British astronaut Tim Peake, who has recently returned to Earth. Muscles wither, bones become lighter just as they ...
A backpack strap used by an Apollo 14 astronaut as he moved around the surface of the moon in 1971 has sold at auction for nearly $42,000.
NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.
NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it—a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.
Is your cable television on the fritz? One explanation, scientists suspect, may be the weather—the weather in space, that is. MIT researchers are investigating the effects of space weather—such as solar flares, geomagnetic ...
Space station astronauts have finally hit the big time, at least when it comes to the big screen.
Kansas State University researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space.