Space News Archive
26 September 2014, 07:44 AM ET
What do astronauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42. The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew has featured the link between their numerical designation and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on a poster and
26 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Currently the constellation Libra is host to the planet Saturn and two of the largest and brightest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. In addition, the crescent moon will be passing through on its monthly trip around the Earth.
26 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
On Wednesday (Sept. 24), the 1-ton Curiosity rover drilled 2.6 inches (6.7 centimeters) into an outcrop at the base of the towering Mount Sharp, which rises 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) into the Martian sky.
25 September 2014, 11:10 PM ET
Three new members of the International Space Station's Expedition 41 crew launched into orbit on Sept. 25, 2014 (Eastern Time). See photos of their launch and arrival at the orbiting laboratory.
25 September 2014, 10:53 PM ET
A Russian-built Soyuz space capsule carrying a crew of three reached the International Space Station late Thursday (Sept. 25), despite a stuck solar array that failed to deploy just after its launch six hours earlier.
25 September 2014, 06:09 PM ET
Waypoint 2 Space, a Houston-based company that trains people for commercial spaceflight, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build a spacewalk simulator called the Modular EVA Training System (METS).
25 September 2014, 06:09 PM ET
Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova and NASA's Barry Wilmore launched to the ISS on September 25th, 2014. (Sept. 26th, Kazakh time). They launched aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft.
25 September 2014, 04:45 PM ET
A Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched a new crew for the International Space Station into orbit on Thursday (Sept. 25). See how the NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore and his Russian crewmates will reach the space station in just six hours here.
25 September 2014, 04:30 PM ET
NASA will provide live video coverage of the docking today (Sept. 25) of a new crew to the International Space Station and you can watch the action live beginning at 9:45 p.m. EDT (1930 GMT). Here's how to watch live.
25 September 2014, 02:01 PM ET
The finding suggests that water is commonly incorporated into newly forming planets throughout the Milky Way galaxy and beyond, researchers said — good news for anyone hoping that Earth isn't the only world to host life.
25 September 2014, 11:16 AM ET
India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was achieved on a budget of 75 million. NASA Maven Mission cost nearly 10X more. Newsy explains why there is such a big difference.
25 September 2014, 11:14 AM ET
India's first spacecraft to visit Mars is beaming back its first photos of the Red Planet just days after its arrival this week. See the first photos of Mars by India's Mangalyaan spacecraft as part of it Mars Orbiter Mission.
25 September 2014, 10:56 AM ET
A stunning new photo snapped by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shines a light on a mysterious galaxy that may be considerably older than it looks.
25 September 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A study of galaxy DDO 68 (aka UGC 5340) using the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that there may be older stars lurking in what was thought to be a primordial galaxy.
25 September 2014, 08:35 AM ET
It maybe the 'answer to ending the political gridlock in America' said the former U.S. president while speaking to ISS crew members Reid Weisman and Alexander Gerst about how they work in unison with international partners.
25 September 2014, 08:01 AM ET
Astronauts paid a virtual visit to former President Bill Clinton today from the International Space Station, sharing their perspectives on Earth from orbit.
25 September 2014, 07:24 AM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft will launch a new U.S.-Russian crew on a swift six-hour flight to the International Space Station today (Sept. 25), and you can watch the action in space live online.
25 September 2014, 07:11 AM ET
MAVEN sent home its first images of Mars' upper atmosphere early Monday morning (Sept. 22), just eight hours after entering orbit around the Red Planet.
24 September 2014, 10:39 PM ET
The stars appear to rain onto the surrounding mountains, as seen in this space wallpaper taken on May 21, 2013 by Diana Juncher in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
24 September 2014, 05:30 PM ET
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson announced that his space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, has a new corporate sponsor: Grey Goose.
24 September 2014, 05:20 PM ET
An internal audit concluded that a NASA program supporting the search for potentially hazardous asteroids needs to be better structured with more staff.
24 September 2014, 02:10 PM ET
Observations of planet HAT-P-11b by the Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler Space Telescopes were used to make the discovery. The planet is 120 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus. Full Story: http://goo.gl/8h7zEP
24 September 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A Neptune-sized planet beyond the solar system has telltale traces of water vapor in its atmosphere, making it the smallest known wet exoplanet yet, scientists say. The exoplanet HAT P-11b is about four times the size of Earth and about 124 light-years aw
24 September 2014, 12:46 PM ET
On July 23rd, 2012, a coronal mass ejection, traveling between 1,800 and 2,200 MPH, fastest ever recorded by NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), fortunately was not Earth-directed.
24 September 2014, 12:12 PM ET
Cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, who led the first expedition onboard Russia's final Salyut space station, died Sept. 20. He was 72. Chosen to train as a cosmonaut in April 1970, his only space flight was to the Salyut 7 orbiting outpost.
24 September 2014, 07:30 AM ET
Researchers using data gathered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the supernova SN 1993J — which was first observed in 1993, as its name suggests — occurred because one star nabbed hydrogen from another.
23 September 2014, 10:15 PM ET
India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) probe was captured by the Red Planet's gravity around 10:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday, making India just the fourth entity — after the United States, the Soviet Union and Europe — to place a spacecraft in Mars orbit.
23 September 2014, 10:01 PM ET
The Rosetta spacecraft's NAVCAM captured four photos that ESA stitched together to create a close-up mosaic of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
23 September 2014, 06:00 PM ET
NASA announced a new contest called the Mars Balance Mass Challenge, inviting the public to submit design ideas for dual-purpose spacecraft weight balances for a future Mars mission.
23 September 2014, 02:29 PM ET
Supposed evidence of gravitational waves from the dawn of time may actually be the signature of dust and gas in our own Milky Way galaxy, a new study reports.
23 September 2014, 01:16 PM ET
The private space company's cargo spacecraft delivered supplies, a 3-D printer and more to the International Space Station on September 23rd, 2014. Full Story: http://goo.gl/6A5wcu
23 September 2014, 10:49 AM ET
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft may still be 10 months from its historic flyby with dwarf planet Pluto, but it is making good use of its interplanetary cruise to get familiar with its flyby target by imaging Pluto's outermost moon Hydra