Three astronauts blasted off from the steppes of Central Asia aboard of Russian Soyuz spacecraft, in a record breaking speed to the International Space Station.
NASA astronauts plan to make history today by reaching the International Space Station in a matter of hours rather than days.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed the ancient origin of Saturn's rings and moons, dating back to our solar system's birth.
A full piston pump-powered rocket engine prototype was test-fired by XCOR Aerospace, which marks a first in aviation and space history. The company hopes that this breakthrough could be the foundation for fully reusable spacecraft that can fly multiple times per day, every day just like jet planes.
How do baby stars grow to massive proportions? In theory, they shouldn't. Yet new research reveals that older stars help "nurture" younger ones.
NASA scientists have discovered that the Vesta asteroid and the Earth's moon have a shared history--both were bombarded by high-speed space missiles.
The ESO 8.2-meter Very Large Telescope made this amazing image of "the lost galaxy" NGC 4535, which is one of the largest galaxies in the massive Virgo Cluster. This mega cluster consists of as many as 2000 galaxies and is about 50 million light-years away. Although the Virgo Cluster is not much lar...
Astronomers have discovered a new, third type of supernova called Type Iax. Unlike the two other types, though, this supernova may not be deadly for the exploding star.
The safe return to Earth of the SpaceX Dragon capsule was accompanied by live tweets of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who reported that a recovery ship in the Pacific Ocean had obtained the capsule after a three-week mission at the International Space Station.
A new age of space exploration has begun, one could say just in this current decade as several new private space companies are starting real business outside of Earth.
NASA engineers are getting ready for the next Mars solar conjunction that will put two rovers and two Mars orbiting spacecraft beyond reach because all communications between Earth and Mars, with the sun in between, will be blocked for most of the month of April.