Newly-lauched U.S. satellites to keep tabs on other countries’ spacecraft Newly-lauched U.S. satellites to keep tabs on other countries’ spacecraft
The two satellites will also track orbiting space junk.
Still sending back pictures, Mars rover breaks travel distance record Still sending back pictures, Mars rover breaks travel distance record
Mission is celebrated for its longevity and discoveries, but also its photos that have elicited some unique interpretations.
Air Force set to launch GPS satellite Air Force set to launch GPS satellite
Launch will be broadcast live online.
Asteroid barrage gave ancient Earth a “face-lift,” study finds
Asteroid barrage gave ancient Earth a “face-lift,” study finds
Late Heavy Bombardment model describes planetary resurfacing as a result of impact collisions.
 
Still sending back pictures, Mars rover breaks travel distance record
Still sending back pictures, Mars rover breaks travel distance record
Mission is celebrated for its longevity and discoveries, but also its photos that have elicited some unique interpretations.
 
Corning donates millions worth of components for space telescope project
Corning donates millions worth of components for space telescope project
Private institution hopes to put ASTRO-1 into orbit by mid-2020s.
 
Spacecraft carrying supplies reaches ISS in less than six hours
Spacecraft carrying supplies reaches ISS in less than six hours
International Space Station Progress 56 craft carrying nearly three tons of cargo
 
Delta Aquarid meteor shower to peak July 29
Delta Aquarid meteor shower to peak July 29
Moonless night offers ideal meteor viewing conditions.
 
Perseid meteors can still be seen against the supermoon
Perseid meteors can still be seen against the supermoon
The best time to see the Perseids is in late July and early August, before the Moon reaches its full phase and perigee on August 10.
 
Ill-timed asteroid led to demise of the dinosaurs, study finds
Ill-timed asteroid led to demise of the dinosaurs, study finds
If impact had not occurred, dinosaurs would likely still be around today, says author of report.
 
Hawaii-based experiment simulates life on Mars
Hawaii-based experiment simulates life on Mars
Data from study will inform actual Mars missions.
 
NASA invites outside proposals for Mars satellites
NASA invites outside proposals for Mars satellites
Agency plans to investigate ideas for commercial relay satellites in orbit of Mars.
 
Hubble images of elliptical galaxy yield surprising discoveries
Hubble images of elliptical galaxy yield surprising discoveries
Large, uneven halo surrounding Centaurus A is filled with metal-rich stars.
 
Astronomers construct most detailed galaxy cluster mass map yet
Astronomers construct most detailed galaxy cluster mass map yet
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers used observations with unprecedented precision to map the mass distribution of a far-off galaxy cluster.
 
Russia loses contact with satellite that had studied sex life of geckos
Russia loses contact with satellite that had studied sex life of geckos
Craft carrying lizards, mushrooms, and scientific equipment in danger of being lost in space.
 
U.S. Air Force says satellite protection takes priority over rocket engine fears
U.S. Air Force says satellite protection takes priority over rocket engine fears
Keeping satellites safe from communication threats raises an unrivaled concern for U.S. Air Force commander Gen. William Shelton.
 
Government says NASA lacks funding, decision-making ability for SLS launch
Government says NASA lacks funding, decision-making ability for SLS launch
The Government Accountability Office reported that NASA’s Space Launch System may miss its planned first test flight in 2017.
 
Mars conference summarizes search for life
Upcoming rover plans over the next decade were also covered.
 
NASA to provide details soon about 2020 Mars mission
Announcement on Thursday will list the instruments that will be carried by roving laboratory.
 
Researchers reveal possible source of mysterious 'diffuse interstellar bands'
New research suggests that these interstellar molecules may be silicon-capped hydrocarbons like SiC3H, SiC4H and SiC5H.
 
Newly-lauched U.S. satellites to keep tabs on other countries’ spacecraft
The two satellites will also track orbiting space junk.
 
Air Force set to launch GPS satellite
Launch will be broadcast live online.
 
Scientists: Geysers on Saturn’s moon could point to ocean under surface
Discovery indicates presence of ocean beneath the surface of the celestial body.
 
Cassini uncovers 101 active geysers on Saturn’s moon
Geysers were first spotted on the icy moon's surface in 2005.
 
Dinosaurs wiped out by the 'perfect storm of events,' researchers say
"The dinosaurs were victims of colossal bad luck," one of the researchers wrote.
 
Astronauts prepare for space environment in underwater lab
Simulation replicates conditions, procedures on long space voyages.
 
NASA Opportunity rover now holds distance record for other worlds
The Opportunity rover, which has been exploring Mars since January 2004, has traveled a record-breaking 25.01 miles.
 
Saturn’s moon Titan teaches scientists about alien atmospheres
NASA researchers develop method for studying exoplanets covered in smog.
 
Russia reconnects with space capsule carrying gecko sex experiment
The Russian space agency has confirmed contact with a capsule containing over 20 science experiments, including one which monitors the sexual behavior of geckos in space.
 
Insanely powerful solar storm would have changed life as we know it
To describe the power of this event, researchers turned to the Carrington Event of September 1859.
 
NASA offers 3D printable versions of Mars Gale Crater, spacecraft, among other designs
3D models of the near and far side of Moon, Gale Crater, NASA spacecraft and several other designs are now available to download.
 
Hubble detects little water vapor in exoplanet atmospheres
The three planets observed were expected to contain higher amounts of water vapor.
 
Space Launch System rocket readied for major tests
The RS-25 rocket engine has been placed on a test platform.
 
NASA study to address effects of long term spaceflight on ISS astronauts' hearts
Understanding heart health in space is crucial for long-term missions.
 
SpaceX Falcon 9 achieves soft landing
Reusable rocket landed in Atlantic Ocean as planned.
 
Russian space hotel on track for 2016
The Commercial Space Station will serve an array of functions in low-Earth orbit.
 
ISS astronaut able to see explosions over Israel and Gaza in midst of conflict
ESA’s Alex Gerst calls image of the area ‘his saddest photo yet.’
 
Scientists using new test to finally prove that Voyager 1 left heliosphere
Magnetic field reversal the key indicator in controversy surrounding probe’s location.
 
Obama holds private meeting with Apollo 11 crew members
President hails astronauts as ‘testaments of American ingenuity and human achievement.’
 
NASA probe films moon landing site 45 years later
A new video taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter allows viewers to witness the landing site of Apollo 11.
 
Astronaut captures image of fire experiment on ISS
Fire studies in space will lead to safer spacecraft.
 
Neil Armstrong's expertise prevented crash landing on the moon
Missed landing site could have resulted in disaster.
 
Oceans are vital for alien life, a new study shows
A team of scientists used a computer simulation to show that Earth-like planets need more than a habitable atmosphere to support life; they need massive oceans of water.
 
How 3D printing could enhance space travel
A new report says that 3D printing could enhance future space missions by enabling the manufacturing of replacement parts and requirements of launch logistics.
 
Possibility of future moon landing missions uncertain
NASA priority is landing humans on Mars.
 
International Mars Conference convenes at Caltech to consider data findings
Meeting is intended to cover and synthesize the results of numerous Mars missions over the last 15 years.
 
Cygnus brings science equipment, fresh fruit to ISS astronauts
Crew spends busy Thursday unloading equipment.
 
Public invited to celebrate 45th anniversary of first moon walk
In remembrance of the “giant leap for mankind,” NASA TV will replay footage and the Kennedy Space Center will host special events.
 
Scientists demolish diamonds in hopes of learning about Jupiter and Saturn
Experiment aims to further researchers’ understanding of conditions in giant, carbon-rich planets.
 
Comet-chasing spacecraft confirms space rock's strange-looking shape
Rosetta will become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet.
 
United Arab Emirates plans Mars mission for 2021, looks to start space agency
The United Arab Emirates has become the ninth country to develop a program for Mars exploration.
 
U.S. Air Force looking to launch spy satellite
The National Reconnaissance Office, which operates American spy satellites, needs a rocket by 2016 for a classified mission.