President Obama’s announcement to support the extension of the operation of the International Space Station has been great news for scientists and engineers. They have been granted the time they need to pursue future exploration, scientific discoveries and economic development in their field.
President Obama will be giving a State of the Union Address later tonight, but let's not forget that today marks the 28th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster.
An astronomer at the University of West Virginia believes he has discovered a never-before-seen hydrogen river that is flowing through space and streaming into the galaxy of NGC 6946. His discovery is attributed to the use of the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope.
Two Russian cosmonauts of Expedition 38 successfully installed a high-fidelity camera on the exterior of the International Space Station, in a second attempt, at 3.08 p.m. EST.
Four billion years ago Mars had liquid water that was extremely fresh and capable enough to sustain life, a latest finding based on the Opportunity's Mars mission.
The average human being is made up of 60 percent water. When in outer space, body fluids float upward into the chest and head while the legs weaken and pressure inside the skull rises. As a result, NASA will now be monitoring the long-term implications of spending time in outer space.
Work has been progressing steadily on all three main parts of Orion - the service module, the crew module and the launch abort system - and this month the service module joined the launch abort system in crossing the finish line.
China’s first lunar rover, Yutu, began operating last month but is already having mechanical issues. The first space probe to softly land on the moon in 37 years, the rover may just end its mission before it really begins.
Interplanetary dust comes from comets, asteroids and leftover debris from the birth of the solar system. Now, researchers from the University of Hawaii-Manoa (UHM) recently discovered that these particles could be delivering water and organics to other planets.
An unmanned rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday to put the newest member of NASA's space communications network into orbit.
Stargazers may be able to see a spectacular view for the next few days--or maybe weeks. Astronomers have reported that an exploding star is lighting up the Cigar Galaxy.
NASA plans to launch five Earth science missions in 2014, which marks the busiest launch program in more than a decade. The NASA Earth science researchers plan to use satellites and aircraft to find information regarding issues such as climate change, sea level, fresh water and extreme weather event...