Going up? Kickstarter hopefuls raise space elevator cash
Curiosity rover stretches its arm for first time
(Phys.org) -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity flexed its robotic arm today for the first time since before launch in November 2011.
Dream of Mars exploration achievable, experts say
NASA and private sector experts now agree that a man or woman could be sent on a mission to Mars over the next 20 years, despite huge challenges.
NASA chief: Visiting an asteroid is all agency can afford
A NASA plan to send astronauts to an asteroid was met with skepticism Wednesday when NASA Chief Charlie Bolden presented the idea to top space officials in Congress - though their doubts may not be enough ...
Review: BlackBerry Q10, the keyboard strikes back
The BlackBerry has finally caught up to the world of touch-screen smartphones. It took time—six years, from the launch of the first iPhone—and it may be too late to save the company that makes it. But ...
Rocket that will carry cargo ship test launched (Update)
A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched a rocket on Sunday in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.
Orbital Sciences ready for first launch of Antares rocket
Orbital Sciences, one of two private US firms chosen by NASA to shuttle cargo to the International Space Station, is preparing for the first launch of its Antares rocket Wednesday.
NASA's Wallops Island prepares for the spotlight (Update)
On one of Virginia's small barrier islands, a NASA facility that operates in relative obscurity outside scientific circles is preparing to be thrust into the spotlight.
PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops (Update 2)
Two somber new reports show unprecedented declines in desktop and laptop sales during the first three months of the year—signs that the personal computer market may never fully recover from a new generation ...
Orbital's private launch may show whether NASA made right call
On the face of it, the planned mid-April launch of a new commercial rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia won't be one for the record books.
Russian spaceship docks with orbiting station (Update)
A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked Friday with the International Space Station, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting lab to six.
'Snow White' coating protects SpaceX Dragon's trunk against rigors of space
(Phys.org) —He described it as "snow white." But NASA astronaut Don Pettit was not referring to the popular children's fairy tale.
James Webb Telescope gets its wings
(Phys.org) —A massive backplane that will hold the primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope nearly motionless while it peers into space is another step closer to completion with the recent assembly ...
Swiss firm aims for low-cost satellite service
A new Swiss-based company said Thursday it would offer low-cost satellite launches which it claims could be a quarter of current market rates.