Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.
A robotic miniature space shuttle on a classified mission for the U.S. Air Force marked its 500th day in orbit on Friday, with no word about when and where the space plane will land. Continue reading →
A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
To prepare humanity's most complex machine for its next round of awesome physics, it's not simply a question of flicking the 'on' switch. Continue reading →
The space station is about to get many, many new visitors onboard. These unlikely space travelers won't have their names in the history books, though they have come from somewhere near you. Maybe even from on you. Continue reading →
In an effort to exploit in-situ resources on the moon and Mars, NASA is designing instruments that could aid future manned missions to both destinations.
I, for one, welcome our new space insect overlords... and the swarming RoboAnts they will inspire.
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