16 January 2014, 04:42 PM ET
As I revved the all-terrain vehicle up the steep hill, I could feel gravity and mud pushing me back from the crest. I leaned forward in my spacesuit and with my right thumb, pressed hard on the throttle.
16 January 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The test of China's new "hypersonic glide vehicle," which apparently took place Jan. 9, was not designed to advance the nation's ability to penetrate American missile defense systems, according to Chinese military officials.
16 January 2014, 12:49 PM ET
The Space Shuttle Atlantis lands with its drag chute deployed.
16 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
The European Space Agency is developing a tight-fitting "skinsuit" designed to squeeze the body from the shoulders to the feet, counteracting the lack of gravity in space.
16 January 2014, 07:40 AM ET
An interstellar spacecraft could conceivably be powered by the radiation emitted by a tiny, manmade black hole. Here's a look at what it would take to turn this ambitious idea into reality.
16 January 2014, 07:38 AM ET
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program would get up to $696 million — its highest annual budget yet — under an omnibus spending bill drafted by Congress to fund the federal government for the remainder of 2014.
16 January 2014, 07:34 AM ET
During an orientation walk around the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah on Jan. 5, our crew confronted a steep hill.
15 January 2014, 10:11 PM ET
What criteria should guide the naming, and renaming, of NASA centers?
15 January 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Within days of our two-week stay at the Mars Desert Research Station, crew members already encountered minor medical problems – a sore back and a cold or flu among them.
15 January 2014, 03:53 PM ET
In the desert here, the nearly full moon was so bright that we didn't even need a flashlight to walk to the Mars Desert Research Station Musk Observatory. The stars were still, as the dry air did not provide much humidity to cause twinkling.
15 January 2014, 09:23 AM ET
The orbiter Discovery shown as it rolls over to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
15 January 2014, 07:49 AM ET
Scientists are mapping out a mission to the metallic asteroid Psyche, which is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet. The proposed mission would reveal insights about planet formation and afford the first-ever good look at a metal world.
14 January 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Scientists are mapping out a possible mission to the huge metal asteroid Psyche, which is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet.
14 January 2014, 03:25 PM ET
As I ascended the stairs to the second floor of Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, something struck me as strange: the lights were off and the crew was quiet at what was usually a busy time — 5 p.m.
14 January 2014, 03:09 PM ET
NASA Commercial Crew Program partners Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX are on-track to provide astronauts with rides into orbit at much less cost than government-built vehicles.
14 January 2014, 12:01 PM ET
The Kasei Valles outflow channel system extends ~1865 miles (3000 km). ESA's Mars Express photographed the area in 2004. A 67-image mosaic was used to create this animation.
14 January 2014, 10:57 AM ET
India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle put a 2.1-ton communications satellite in orbit this month, boosting prospects for the medium-class launcher after a spate of mishaps in recent years.
14 January 2014, 10:46 AM ET
During the crew handover at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Jan. 4, one person spoke of the "noise" of Earth fading away as the crew focuses on its activities. That's something my group, Crew 133, is just starting to learn about.
14 January 2014, 10:21 AM ET
The Indian Space Research Organisation's GSLV-D5 rocket successfully launched GSAT-14 satellite from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota, India on Jan. 5, 2014. See photo of the launch here.
14 January 2014, 10:15 AM ET
Crew 133 is learning a number of new skills during its two-week stay at the Mars Desert Research Station, which is a Mars Society facility in Utah designed to simulate exploration on the Red Planet.
14 January 2014, 10:08 AM ET
NASA's New Horizon spacecraft left Earth in 2006 and is quickly approaching its fly-by of the icy dwarf planet and its moons. Its closest approach will occur on July 14th, 2015.
14 January 2014, 07:40 AM ET
Sending humans to Mars by the 2030s is affordable, a group of experts finds, but some key changes need to be made if it is going to happen.
13 January 2014, 04:49 PM ET
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Jan. 27 in a second bid to install two high-definition cameras outside the orbiting lab.
13 January 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets are scheduled to blast off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST Tuesday within a span of 20 seconds, on hush-hush missions for the Department of Defense.
13 January 2014, 02:38 PM ET
The European built probe is the most complex mission to a comet. Since its launch in March 2004, it has flown by Earth 3 times, snapped images of asteroids and more. It has been hibernating since 2011 and will be awoken in Jan. 2014.
13 January 2014, 02:27 PM ET
Walk across the fall line, knees bent, back straight. Lean into your back foot. Remember not to go tumbling off the hill while inside the spacesuit.
13 January 2014, 12:23 PM ET
New limbs of the robotic ISS crew member, Robonaut 2 (R2), are demonstrated to the 'Waltz of the Blue Danube' music. Legs will increase the mobility of the robot for work in and out of the Space Station.
12 January 2014, 12:21 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
12 January 2014, 08:30 AM ET
A robotic Cygnus resupply ship built by the company Orbital Sciences arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday (Jan. 12) to deliver more than 1 ton of cargo and supplies for astronauts on the orbiting laboratory.
12 January 2014, 08:17 AM ET
The ISS's robotic arm captured the Orbital Sciences' cargo vehicle on January 12, 2014. It is carrying supplies and science experiments.
12 January 2014, 08:07 AM ET
Virgin Galactic successfully tested its vehicle again on January 10th, 2014 and reached 71,000 feet (21,641 meters) and a top speed of Mach 1.4. They are still on track to start commercial service later this year.
12 January 2014, 07:50 AM ET
See photos from Orbital Sciences of the first Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station in January 2014. The Jan. 8 launch will visible from parts of the U.S. East Coast.