Image: ESA's Optical Ground Station laser tags ISS
The future of space communications was illuminated by this test, as a laser beam was shone from ESA's Optical Ground Station in Tenerife to the International Space Station in orbit.
British-led moon mission to kickstart new generation of lunar exploration
A British-led consortium has announced an ambitious space mission named Lunar Mission One that plans to land a robotic probe in the southern polar region of the moon in about a decade. The announcement c ...
Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
It's the moon mission for the masses. A project to fund a private lunar exploration mission got underway Wednesday, offering the public the chance to take part.
China's lunar test spacecraft takes incredible picture of Earth and Moon together
The Chinese lunar test mission Chang'e 5T1 has sent back some amazing and unique views of the Moon's far side, with the Earth joining in for a cameo in the image above. According to the crew at UnmannedSpaceflight.com ...
Watch the "blood moon" eclipse from Mercury (w/ Video)
Yes, it's another time-lapse of the October 8 lunar eclipse that was observed by skywatchers across half the Earth… except that these images weren't captured from Earth at all; this was the view from Mercury!
Review says NASA Curiosity rover missing 'scientific focus and detail' in Mars mission
NASA's planetary senior review panel harshly criticized the scientific return of the Curiosity rover in a report released yesterday (Sept. 3), saying the mission lacks focus and the team is taking actions ...
Image: Soaring over Lunar Mt. Hadley
(Phys.org) —Apollo mission planners selected an adventurous landing site for Apollo 15 located on a relatively small patch of lava plains, called "mare" on the moon. This site is nestled between the towering ...
Apollo 13 astronaut's toothbrush sells for $11,794
A toothbrush used by one of the American astronauts who flew to the Moon was sold at auction for nearly $12,000, or triple the starting bid, the auction house said Friday.
NASA missions let scientists see moon's dancing tide from orbit
(Phys.org) —Scientists combined observations from two NASA missions to check out the moon's lopsided shape and how it changes under Earth's sway – a response not seen from orbit before.
Dead astronaut's toothbrush on auction for $4,000
A toothbrush used by one of the American astronauts who flew to the Moon is being auctioned off at a starting bid of $4,000, a Los Angeles auction house said Tuesday.
Joystick sets record price for space collectibles
The price of space junk inched closer to the moon on Friday after a hand controller from the Apollo 15 mission sold at auction for $610,063—an apparent new record.
Digging deep in search of water on the moon
One of the main aims of the Apollo missions of the 1960s was to determine whether the moon had any water on it. If man were to build a colony on the moon, having water present would make living there easier.
NASA releases first interactive mosaic of lunar north pole
Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's north polar region. The six-and-a-half feet (two-meters)-per-pixel ...
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover has 'abnormality'
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover has experienced a "mechanical control abnormality", state media said on Saturday, in what appears to be a setback for a landmark mission in the country's ambitious space programme.