How much gravity is enough? Team studies how astronauts determine 'up' in space
Keeping upright in a low-gravity environment is not easy, and NASA documents abound with examples of astronauts falling on the lunar surface. Now, a new study by an international team of researchers led by ...
Image: Astronaut Reid Wiseman on the first spacewalk of Expedition 41
On Oct. 7, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman (pictured here) and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst completed the first of three spacewalks for the Expedition 41 crew aboard the International Space ...
Robot arm will install new earth-facing cameras on the space station
Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves, the company announced today.
NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move
NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
Dawn operating normally after safe mode triggered
(Phys.org) —The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11. That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned ...
Report reveals continued growth of UK space sector
The UK Space Agency has today (Thursday 9 October) published its biennial study into the progress of the UK space sector.
India's spacecraft 'on target' to reach Mars
An Indian spacecraft is on course to reach Mars, an official said Monday, following a 666-million-kilometre voyage that could see New Delhi's low-cost space programme win Asia's race to the Red Planet.
NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts (Update)
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.
New remote-sensing instrument to blaze a trail on the International Space Station
The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), a new instrument that will measure the character and worldwide distribution of the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants and smoke, will do more ...
Historic comet landing site to be unveiled this month
The European Space Agency (ESA) will on September 15 announce which of five possible sites it has chosen for the first-ever landing of a probe from Earth on a comet, it said Thursday.
US-India to collaborate on Mars exploration
The United States and India, fresh from sending their own respective spacecraft into Mars' orbit earlier this month, on Tuesday agreed to cooperate on future exploration of the Red Planet.
How Titan's haze help us understand life's origins
Where did life on Earth come from? There are several theories as to what might have happened. Maybe comets came bearing organic material, or life was transported from another planet such as Mars, or something ...
Russia successfully launches Proton-M rocket after accident
Russia on Sunday successfully launched a Proton-M rocket carrying a satellite into orbit in the first such launch since one of the rockets fell back to Earth soon after liftoff in May.
Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space
Objects in space tend to spin—and spin in a way that's totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed ...