'Digital genome' time capsule stored under the Swiss Alps
Obama aims to send astronauts to Mars orbit in 2030s
President Barack Obama set a bold new course for the future of US space travel when he announced plans to send US astronauts into the orbit of Mars within the next three decades.
SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space
A sleek, white gumdrop-shaped space capsule that aims to carry up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station and return to land anywhere on Earth was unveiled Thursday by SpaceX.
Breakthrough method for making Janus or patchy capsules
Hollow capsules that have a selectively permeable shell are promising candidates as tiny containers for molecules, particles or bubbles, and are becoming increasingly important in a wide variety of applications. ...
Three astronauts land back on Earth in Soyuz capsule
Three astronauts, including a Russian and an American, touched down safely on Earth Wednesday aboard a Soyuz capsule, the first such landing since Russia's relationship with the West slumped amid the Ukraine ...
Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job (Update)
Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.
Multifunctional microcapsules made from metals and tannic acid
(Phys.org) —Microcapsules with a broad spectrum of applications in biomedicine, catalysis, and technology can be produced by using plant-derived, phenolic tannic acid and a variety of metals. The capsules ...
Russian spacecraft docks at ISS after two-day delay (Update)
A Moscow-backed spacecraft carrying two Russians and a US astronaut on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after a technical hitch caused an unprecedented two-day delay.
American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space (Update)
Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Tuesday landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS) of over half a year, which saw the Olympic torch paraded ...
NASA suspends space capsule recovery test in ocean (Update)
A training exercise designed to showcase the government's ability to recover a space capsule at sea was scrubbed after NASA ran into trouble off the Southern California coast, the space agency said Friday.
Sun-grazing comet ISON likely broke up (Update)
Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun.
ISS crew returns to Earth with Olympic torch (Update)
Three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday after a 166-day mission, bringing the Olympic torch back from the International Space Station after a historic space walk.
Crashing rockets could lead to novel sample-return technology (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —During spring break the last five years, a University of Washington class has headed to the Nevada desert to launch rockets and learn more about the science and engineering involved. Sometimes, ...
Trio takes Soyuz for spin around ISS
An international trio of astronauts on Thursday took a Soyuz space capsule on a rare trip around the International Space Station in preparation for the arrival of a new crew next week.