Something amazing every day.
Updated: 2 months 3 weeks ago
This space wallpaper shows the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, as it lands near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Sept. 11, 2013.
Iran announced that it has picked a Persian cat to be its next astronaut, the country's state news agency reported. The flat-faced creature could be a feline forerunner for manned missions to space.
The third in a series of highly secure U.S. military communications satellites successfully launched in the early morning hours of Sept. 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
An Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket carrying the re-supply spacecraft launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on September 18th, 2013. This marks the second private company to launch a spacecraft to the International Space Station.
An untested commercial spacecraft blasted off on its first trek to the International Space Station today, kicking off a major test flight for its Virginia-based builders and NASA. The unmanned Cygnus vehicle lifted off atop an Antares rocket.
Technicians prepare for a test in the Noise Research Program at Lewis Research Center.
NASA researchers have pieced together a view of the moon that's impossible from Earth. The amazing new mosaic images and mesmerizing animation show what the moon looks like as it rotates under the sun.
There is something fishy about this deep-space cosmic object. A powerful telescope in Chile has produced amazing new photos of a giant stellar nursery known as the Prawn Nebula.
A small asteroid first discovered last Friday will whiz by the Earth today (Sept. 18), zipping closer than the orbit of the moon. The space rock poses no danger to Earth, scientists say.
Europe's VLT Survey Telescope set its sights on the enormous stellar nursery (~250 light-years across) and has delivered a breathtaking view of the hot new-born stars and surrounding clouds. Featuring music by Molly Durnin (www.mollydurnin.com).
A new commercial spaceship, Orbital Sciences' Cygnus vehicle, is poised to launch on a critical test flight to the International Space Station from Virginia's Eastern Shore today (Sept. 18). The Cygnus spacecraft launches atop an Antares rocket.
Arcturus is a red giant that is one of the brightest stars in Earth's night sky.
An Atlas 5 rocket, crowned with a secure, jam-resistant U.S. Air Force communications satellite set for liftoff Wednesday (Sept. 18), arrived at a launch pad in Florida on Monday (Sept. 16) after a condensed assembly and test campaign.
The United States military is kick-starting a suborbital hypersonic vehicle program that also aims to launch payloads into orbit on the cheap. The new XS-1 program is run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
NASA is asking a new community to help them stop killer asteroids from impacting Earth. Agency officials will attend the World Maker Faire in New York City this weekend to enlist the help of innovators to help protect Earth against space rocks.
Scandinavian-based Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF) believes a great alternative to Mars' rovers maybe slithering robotics. They are working with Norwegian company Robotnor on many uses for the robots.
A new commercial spacecraft built to haul cargo to the International Space Station will launch into space from Virginia's Eastern Shore Wednesday, and it just might be visible from a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast. Here's how to see it.
The first American space traveler to follow his astronaut father into orbit is selling some of his memorabilia, including a model based on a rocket designed by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russia's "father of space travel."
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, nestled on a quaint stretch of Virginia's rural coastline, has an active autumn launch schedule this year, one sign a nearly $150 million investment by state and federal governments is starting to pay off.
The celestial object known as 3552 Don Quixote is classified as an asteroid, but researchers have long believed it to be a "dead" comet stripped of its ices. But Don Quixote is actually a live, sopping wet comet, a new study reports.