Shaving, getting a haircut, clipping one's fingernails ... these are all matters of personal hygiene taken for granted by Earth-bound people. But for astronauts they present a host of challenges.
A three-way race to build a commercially operated spaceship to shuttle astronauts -- and other paying customers -- to and from low-Earth orbit is close the finish line, with NASA aiming to award development and flight service contracts as early as next week.
As we wait in anticipation for NASA's New Horizons probe to make its historic Pluto flyby on July 14, 2015, the mission is about to cross another milestone. Continue reading →
A scientist has created the best-ever global color map of Neptune's big moon Triton, using images taken by a NASA spacecraft 25 years ago.
You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year.
Some of the most dazzling views from the International Space Station happen when the sun goes down and the city light turn on. Continue reading →
Thanks to a massive effort by 30,716 volunteers, scientists have pinpointed what appear to be seven precious specks of dust from outside the solar system, each bearing unique stories of exploded stars, cold interstellar clouds and other past cosmic lives.
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