Human and humanoid robot shake hands in space 1st
Astronauts and robots have united in space with a healthy handshake.
Scientists use low-gravity space station lab to study crystal growth
A research project 10 years in the making is now orbiting the Earth, much to the delight of its creator Rohit Trivedi, a senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. Equipment recently ...
NASA to Launch Robonaut 2 Robot to International Space Station
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station. Robonaut 2, or R2, was developed jointly ...
Microscopic worms could hold the key to living life on Mars
The astrophysicist Stephen Hawking believes that if humanity is to survive we will have to pull up sticks and colonise space. But is the human body up to the challenge?
US astronaut sees science breakthrough in space
A U.S. astronaut departing this week for the International Space Station said Monday that the bulk of the scientific benefits from the orbiting laboratory will be seen over the coming decade, amid questions ...
It's alive! Space station's humanoid robot awake
NASA's humanoid robot has finally awakened in space.
Why space shuttle fleet is retiring, what's next
As the space shuttle program winds down, questions are flying about what's happening and why. The launch countdown began Friday for the second-to-last flight. Some answers about the end of the space shuttle:
NASA's next 'top model,' the fruit fly
NASA finds the common fruit fly—Drosophila melanogaster—quite an attractive "model," but not in the way you might think. This tiny insect is a biomedical research model that can reveal the basis for he ...
NASA's humanoid robot unveiled on space station
The first humanoid robot ever launched into space is finally free. Astronauts at the International Space Station unpacked Robonaut on Tuesday, 2 1/2 weeks after its arrival via shuttle Discovery. NASA broadcast ...
Astro-bat feared dead after shuttle launch
The seven astronauts onboard the space shuttle Discovery had an unexpected companion during their liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center earlier this week, the US space agency said.
NASA picks Thursday for Discovery's final launch
NASA will try next week to launch space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage following a four-month delay for fuel tank repairs.
Discovery arrives at space station for last time
(AP) -- Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, making its final visit before being parked at a museum.
Ocean-studying satellite 'no longer recoverable'
Astronauts famously call Earth the blue planet, a reflection of its watery surface. But, if you want to understand the other special thing about our planet -- its life -- you need to look at the green. Plants ...
Most traveled space shuttle ready for final launch
After 143 million miles and nearly a year all told in orbit, space shuttle Discovery is poised to blast off Thursday one last time.