NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move
NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
Damage to the cockpit gives a clue to loss of flight MH17
Investigations into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have revealed the aircraft's cockpit was punctured by a number of "high-energy objects".
Image: Orion's first crew module complete
NASA's first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew and service module will be transferred ...
Tracking traces of alternative jet fuels
Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of ...
Image: IXV drop-test model
This drop-test model of ESA's IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle will be among the attractions on display at this year's ESTEC Open Day on 5 October.
NASA invites public to submit messages for asteroid mission time capsule
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft launching to an asteroid in 2016.
3D-printed robotic birds of prey are undergoing trials
Migrating birds sprint in spring, but take things easy in autumn
Passerine birds, also known as perching birds, that migrate by night tend to fly faster in spring than they do in autumn to reach their destinations. This seasonal difference in flight speed is especially ...
Intense exercise during long space flights can help astronauts protect aerobic capacity
Most people don't think much about their aerobic capacity while at work. But for astronauts carrying out missions on the International Space Station (ISS), maintaining their cardiovascular stamina during long space flights ...
Australia follows EU, US in allowing mobile devices in-flight
Passengers on Qantas and Virgin Australia from Tuesday will be allowed to use mobile electronic devices in-flight with limited restrictions after a relaxation of the rules by the country's aviation authority.
Hypersonic weapon detonated after lift-off: US military
The US military had to detonate a hypersonic weapon seconds after lift-off Monday due to a technical problem, cutting short a flight test for the experimental project, officials said.
SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight
A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again.
Research paves way for development of cyborg moth 'biobots'
North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. ...
Here's how you find out who shot down MH17
More than a month has passed since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed with the loss of all 298 lives on board. But despite the disturbances at the crash site near the small town of Grabovo, near Donetsk ...