16 December 2009, 01:00 PM ET
Using ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered a super-Earth made mostly of water.
16 December 2009, 09:39 AM ET
NASA has licensed a method to grow algae in municipal wastewater and produce biofuel.
15 December 2009, 11:22 AM ET
Astronomers have estimated more precisely the distance to a black hole, finding the gravity well is much closer to us than assumed.
14 December 2009, 11:51 AM ET
Astronomers have spotted four exoplanets orbiting two sun-like stars.
14 December 2009, 02:02 AM ET
The spaceflight company SpaceX is aiming to launch its new space station cargo ship as early as May 2010.
11 December 2009, 04:22 PM ET
Just hours after Virgin Galactic unveiled a gleaming new commercial spaceship Monday, hurricane-force winds bore down on the event.
11 December 2009, 09:59 AM ET
Virgin Galactic unveiled its new SpaceShipTwo spaceliner on Dec. 7, 2009 with style and flair. But just hours later, high winds forced partygoers to evacuate. 20 minutes after the last person left, the party site was destroyed.
11 December 2009, 04:33 AM ET
There's far more to Sir Richard Branson's new rocket-plane than a few thrill rides for wealthy adventurers. Burt Rutan's team may have just designed a new flight path for the entire aerospace industry.
07 December 2009, 11:07 PM ET
Virgin Galactic unveiled its rocket plane today, planned to be the world’s first passenger-carrying commercial spacecraft.
07 December 2009, 12:09 PM ET
A super-slick looking rocket plane showcased as the world’s first passenger-carrying commercial spacecraft is making its debut today.
07 December 2009, 08:48 AM ET
SpaceShipTwo is generating high-altitude hope and a good dose of hype for public space travel, yet there are those who wave an advisory flag.
05 December 2009, 09:34 PM ET
Skywatchers in Florida have two chances to spot the International Space Station fly high overhead in the next few nights.
04 December 2009, 06:06 PM ET
All is in readiness for next Monday’s unveiling of SpaceShipTwo – the first-class space tourist’s wonder machine at the core of the space tourism firm Virgin Galactic’s suborbital fleet.
03 December 2009, 04:34 PM ET
Scientists reveal what they call the first direct image of a planet-like object orbiting a sun-like star.
03 December 2009, 02:22 PM ET
Lawmakers on Wednesday said NASA must continue to improve astronaut crew safety on its own new shuttle-replacing rocket, as well as on promising commercial vehicles.
25 November 2009, 02:08 PM ET
The space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station are separately flying around the Earth until Friday, and they can be seen as a pair of bright lights in the sky at certain times over the next few days.
25 November 2009, 01:03 PM ET
An oddball cluster of stars was around when our galaxy was just forming.
24 November 2009, 05:42 AM ET
The crew of the shuttle Atlantis plans to spend today wrapping up work at the International Space Station (ISS) in preparation for departure tomorrow.
23 November 2009, 02:29 PM ET
Two NASA astronauts completed their mission's third and last spacewalk Monday, installing a new science experiment and an oxygen tank outside the International Space Station.
23 November 2009, 09:06 AM ET
Massive stars likely form just like their smaller siblings.
23 November 2009, 06:08 AM ET
Two astronauts, one a proud new dad for the second time, will venture outside the
International Space Station Monday on the third and last spacewalk of their
21 November 2009, 03:41 PM ET
Two astronauts raced through the second spacewalk of their docked shuttle mission at the International Space Station Saturday, getting so far ahead of schedule they took on jobs scheduled for future excursions.
20 November 2009, 02:36 PM ET
The camera that captured many of the Hubble Space Telescope's most famous images and the "contact lenses" that focused the observatory's flawed mirror debuted Wednesday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
20 November 2009, 07:32 AM ET
Shuttle astronaut Randy Bresnik is stuck in space while his wife prepares to give birth to their first daughter.
18 November 2009, 01:53 PM ET
A fireball over Utah, an energetic asteroid whizzing past Earth and a dazzling meteor shower give skywatchers are just par for the course in astronomy.
12 November 2009, 02:44 PM ET
Rosetta captures brilliant photo of Earth.
10 November 2009, 02:27 PM ET
Former astronaut Lisa Nowak has accepted a plea deal offered to her by prosecutors, pleading guilty to attacking a romantic rival for the affections of another astronaut in 2007.
04 November 2009, 01:56 PM ET
Some forward-looking vacationers have already booked a stay at the first space hotel, which is on track to open in 2012, according to the owners of the planned orbital resort.
03 November 2009, 02:06 PM ET
A small team of engineers has snagged a $1 million NASA prize in a pitched competition to fly homemade rockets on mock moon landing missions.
02 November 2009, 04:58 PM ET
SpaceX has requested a Feb. 2, 2010 launch date for the debut flight of its Falcon 9 rocket, a booster to launch cargo ships to the ISS.
30 October 2009, 01:20 PM ET
NASA scientists still aren't sure what went wrong with a pair of parachutes that failed during Wednesday's Ares I-X rocket test flight, causing damage to the spent booster when it splashed into the Atlantic Ocean harder than planned.
29 October 2009, 08:49 PM ET
NASA has discovered a large dent on its brand-new moon rocket after the booster splashed into the Atlantic Ocean this week.
28 October 2009, 06:52 PM ET
NASA’s gleaming new Ares I-X rocket grew an odd-looking hood Wednesday as it launched skyward on a suborbital test flight – a telltale sign of a rocket going supersonic.NASA’s gleaming new Ares I-X rocket grew an odd-looking hood Wednesday as it launched
28 October 2009, 04:38 PM ET
The apparent success of NASA’s first test flight of a new experimental moon rocket has the American space agency beaming with joy.
28 October 2009, 11:35 AM ET
A one-of-a-kind NASA rocket soared into the Florida sky Wednesday in a brief but critical test flight of a new booster slated to launch astronauts into space and, eventually, toward the moon.
28 October 2009, 09:34 AM ET
Bad weather continues to plague NASA’s experimental Ares I-X test rocket as the space agency tries to launch the new booster on a critical test flight today.