An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded less than three minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, in the first major disaster for the fast-charging company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk.
Three space station crew members have returned home to the Earth after spending nearly 200 days off the planet.
The orbiting International Space Station has shifted in position after an engine glitch on a docked spacecraft which is due to bring astronauts back to Earth this week.
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
Three crewmembers who have been aboard the International Space Station for an extended, 6.5-month mission will be heading home on Thursday, with no launch date set for their replacements.
Wednesday’s planned homecoming of 3 space station crewmembers is being delayed while engineers assess if the rocket problem that doomed a cargo ship last month could surface on a similar booster used for human spaceflights.
The short and ignominious life of the Progress-59 cargo ship is coming to an end, with re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere expected as early as 6:13 p.m. ET today.
It's the dawn of a new age: Freshly brewed coffee is being served on the International Space Station in specially designed 3-D printed microgravity cups.
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