Three astronauts arrive at International Space Station
Three astronauts from the triumvirate of the world's leading space agencies - NASA, Russia's Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA)- have arrived at the...
Saturday 19 November 2016 23:27
SpaceX boss offers plan for private colonization of Mars
SpaceX chief Elon Musk offered a detailed description Tuesday of his company's plans to begin private missions to eventually transport colonists to live on...
Wednesday 28 September 2016 08:00
NASA prepared to launch first probe to an asteroid
Washington (dpa) - The US space agency is poised to launch a probe to the long-watched asteroid Bennu, which astronomers say could menace future generations on...
Friday 02 September 2016 15:00
NASA probe gets close-up look at Jupiter, sends back data and images
NASA's Juno spacecraft on Saturday flew closer to Jupiter than any other space probe has flown before and began sending back data and images of the giant of...
Saturday 27 August 2016 21:29
On spacewalk, US astronauts install ISS "parking spot"
Two US astronauts rolled out a space-age welcome mat on the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, when they installed the first of two new docking adaptors...
Saturday 20 August 2016 01:10
NASA sends DNA sequencer to space in quest for extraterrestrial life
NASA sent DNA sequencing instruments into space for the first time Monday, taking the search for extraterrestrial life straight to the source. "The...
Monday 18 July 2016 10:30
"Now the fun" and science begins, as Juno begins probe of Jupiter
A five-year journey to gather clues about the formation of the solar system took a giant step forward Tuesday when a US spacecraft successfully entered...
Tuesday 05 July 2016 10:42
NASA: Sand dunes on Mars reveal clues about its atmosphere
Ripples found on the sand dunes of Mars, often much larger than those found on similar dunes on Earth, reveal that the red planet's atmosphere is thinner than...
Friday 01 July 2016 02:10
NASA rocket clears key hurdle on path to Mars
NASA successfully tested a rocket booster Tuesday that it hopes will one day help carry astronauts to Mars. The booster for what will be the world's most...
Tuesday 28 June 2016 23:18
After almost one year in space, US astronaut returns to Earth
US astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after setting a US record by spending nearly a year in space aboard the International Space Station (...
Wednesday 02 March 2016 06:04
Massive meteorite burns up over the Atlantic - almost unnoticed
The largest space rock since the dramatic impact of a meteorite over Russia's Chelyabinsk two years ago burned up over the Atlantic almost unnoticed on...
Wednesday 24 February 2016 15:52
SpaceX launches satellite but fails to land reusable rocket
Private space-launch company SpaceX carried a scientific satellite into orbit Sunday but failed again in an attempt to land the rocket undamaged for reuse on...
Monday 18 January 2016 01:32
NASA awards space station cargo contracts to three companies
NASA has awarded contracts to three companies to deliver cargo to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS), the US space agency said Thursday...
Friday 15 January 2016 00:16