Space News Archive
09 September 2014, 06:30 AM ET
The private spaceflight company Boeing has been hard at work designing a capsule that could deliver NASA astronauts to the International Space Station sometime in the next three years.
08 September 2014, 08:08 PM ET
When Elena Serova arrives at the International Space Station to become its first female cosmonaut crewmember on Sept. 25, she plans to treat the mission as routine — at least, as routine as a spaceflight can be.
08 September 2014, 05:12 PM ET
The space rock flew within 21,000 miles of the surface of Earth on September 7th, 2014. A. Thirouin, B. Skiff, and N. Moskovitz analyzed the brightness variations using the Lowell Observatory's 1.1m Hall telescope in Arizona.
08 September 2014, 04:57 PM ET
A committee formed by the Nicaraguan government determined that a new, 39-foot-wide (12 meters) crater found near capital city Managua's international airport was blasted out by a space rock strike Saturday night. But experts aren't convinced.
08 September 2014, 04:40 PM ET
Last night, two more of Planet Lab’s shoebox-sized Earth imaging satellites launched themselves from aboard the International Space Station, the latest in a series of technical mysteries.
08 September 2014, 04:23 PM ET
A new NASA instrument expected to launch to space later this month will help scientists study the Earth in a new way from the International Space Station.
08 September 2014, 04:03 PM ET
British soprano Sarah Brightman will begin training in January for a 2015 visit to the International Space Station.
08 September 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The stars of the Milky Way shimmer in this amazing night sky view from New York's scenic Adirondack Park captured by a photographer after a long hike out to a secluded lake. Astrophotographer Corey Rondeau took this image on Aug. 20, 2014.
08 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A series of breathtaking planet views will appear in the September sky for stargazers interested in spotting them.
08 September 2014, 12:55 PM ET
A brief history of those who braved the frosty frontier of the north from 325 B.C. to the 20th century. -- Part II - From Space: http://goo.gl/yZC6AR
08 September 2014, 12:48 PM ET
A brief history of orbital sea ice observatories from the Tiros weather satellites of the 1960's to the ICE-Sat 2 scheduled for launch in 2016. -- Part I: Pre-Space Age: http://goo.gl/7vTqwE
08 September 2014, 12:39 PM ET
The full Harvest Moon rises tonight (Sept. 8), and even if you can't see it from your own backyard, you can still watch it live online.
08 September 2014, 11:30 AM ET
Big slabs of ice are sliding over and under each other within Europa's ice shell, a new study suggests. The Jovian satellite may thus be the only solar system body besides Earth to possess an active system of plate tectonics.
08 September 2014, 09:48 AM ET
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere on August 17th, 2014. ISS crew member Alexander Gerst captured imagery to create a time-lapse of the fireworks. Full Story: http://goo.gl/nPJv5R
08 September 2014, 06:50 AM ET
Instead of arriving at a bright, reflective, ice-covered heavenly body, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe found that its target comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, appears darker than charcoal in some wavelengths of light.
08 September 2014, 06:40 AM ET
NASA is looking for a place to land its next Mars rover on the Martian surface. Expected to launch in 2020, the space agency asked scientists where they'd like to see the rover land on the Martian surface.
07 September 2014, 11:52 PM ET
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped the best ever image of the Antennae Galaxies.
07 September 2014, 06:34 PM ET
The Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on September 7th, 2014. It was carrying a commercial telecommunications satellite for the Hong Kong based firm AsiaSat.
07 September 2014, 12:46 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
07 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
China launched a Long March 2D rocket Sept. 4, 2014, carrying a data relay satellite and a payload to conduct multimedia telecommunications experiments.
07 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The full Harvest Moon will light up the night sky on Monday (Sept. 8), and this year it comes with a an extra bounty. September's full moon will cap a trio of back-to-back 'supermoons' for the Northern Hemisphere summer.
07 September 2014, 06:00 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:50 a.m. EDT (0450 GMT) Sunday, carrying the AsiaSat 6 satellite into space for Hong Kong-based firm AsiaSat.
06 September 2014, 11:56 AM ET
From Comet Jacques to a coronal mass ejection, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Sept. 6, 2014.
06 September 2014, 10:34 AM ET
The near-Earth asteroid 2014 RC is buzzing Earth this weekend and the Slooh Community Observatory and Virtual Telescope Project will provide live webcasts tonight (Sept. 6). Here's how to see them.
06 September 2014, 08:09 AM ET
Pieces of the space rock that exploded over Russia in 2013 will go on sale at auction this month.
06 September 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Britain's first official astronaut is in need of a proper mission patch and he has turned to the young viewers of a popular UK children's show to design it.
05 September 2014, 11:36 PM ET
Early-bird stargazers with clear weather on Saturday (Sept. 6) we will be treated to a striking celestial sight when the most brilliant planet in the night sky passes close to one of the brightest stars in the sky.
05 September 2014, 05:29 PM ET
The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama recently tested the injectors. Liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen were mixed and produced 20,000 lbs of thrust at over 6,000°F.
05 September 2014, 03:57 PM ET
After weeks of scrutinizing possible landing sites on a comet, European Space Agency managers of the Rosetta mission will reveal where they plan to set their lander, Philae, in an announcement Sept. 15.
05 September 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Once every year or two, a comet appears in the sky that is bright enough to be seen with a small telescope or binoculars. Right now, observers anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere can see such a comet.
05 September 2014, 10:19 AM ET
Scientists want your help sorting through gorgeous images of Earth at night snapped by orbiting astronauts. Studying such photographs could show how light pollution is affecting human health and reveal ways to save energy and improve public safety.
05 September 2014, 09:44 AM ET
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is carrying a bevy of internationally made instruments for imagery and spectroscopy of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This animation highlights the wavelengths and fields of view the instruments can scan.