Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work ...
Two astronauts will expand envelope with one-year spaceflight
The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to attempt daring ocean platform landing with next launch
In a key test of rocket reusability, SpaceX will attempt a daring landing of their Falcon 9 first stage rocket on an ocean platform known as the "autonomous spaceport drone ship" following the planned Friday, ...
Space plants on way back to earth
Farming in deep space is explored in the recent movie "Interstellar," but a University of Mississippi biologist's research program appears to be bringing the sci-fi scenario closer to reality.
German named next head of European Space Agency
Johann-Dietrich Woerner, head of German aerospace giant DLR, is to succeed Frenchman Jean-Jacques Dordain as next director-general of the European Space Agency, ESA announced on Thursday.
Launch pad where rocket exploded back next year
Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year.
SpaceX continues to expand facilities, workforce in quest for space
SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 with a dream of making commercial space exploration a reality. Since that time, Musk has seen his company become a major player in the aerospace industry, landing contracts ...
Image: Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
From the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry W. Virts took this photograph of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset and posted it to social media on Dec. 14, 2014.
Four life science experiments headed to ISS in the SpaceX-5 resupply launch
NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will launch four life science experiments to the International Space Station aboard NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight of the SpaceX Dragon ...
Bright lights: big cities at night
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop in Europe, test your geography skills in the warmth of your home – while helping scientists to pinpoint light pollution.
NASA and SpaceX targeting Dec. 19 for next space station launch
NASA and SpaceX are now targeting Dec. 19 as the launch date for the next unmanned cargo run to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.
Mars mission boost welcomed by scientists
University of Leicester scientists, who are closely involved in the European mission to Mars –ExoMars- have welcomed support from the Government for the project.
Building a worldwide genetic library BRIC-by-BRIC
A house is only as good as its foundation. Built solid and strong, the resulting structure should last for decades. NASA is laying a strong foundation of life science research with results from a recent investigation ...
Robot 'shadow hand'
Picking up an apple is one of those jobs requiring the delicate touch of the human hand – or its robotic counterpart.