To the horror of onlookers worldwide, last night an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded moments after lifting off on a journey to ferry cargo to the International Space Station. We recount the event and assess what was lost in the crash.
Hours after a catastrophic launch failure in the US, on the other side of the world, Russia's Soyuz rocket carried out a successful launch of an unmanned Progress spacecraft, which arrived at the space station only 6 hours later. Continue reading →
During Tuesday's spacewalk, astronaut Alexander Gerst took this awe-inspiring photograph high above Earth. Continue reading →
Supplies, including the first 3-D printer in space and a troop of 20 mice, are on their way to the Space Station.
Analysis of 41 billion cosmic rays striking the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector aboard the International Space Station shows an unknown phenomena that is 'consistent with a dark matter particle' known as a neutralino.
NASA is hiring both SpaceX and Boeing to develop commercial space taxis that can fly astronauts -- and one day privately paying passengers -- to the space station and other planned outposts orbiting Earth. Continue reading →
NASA and General Motors developed Robonaut to work alongside people and now he'll have two legs just like us (but better). Continue reading →
The northern lights illuminated the night sky near the Arctic Circle that could even be appreciated by astronauts living on the International Space Station.
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