Future spacecraft could be powered by nuclear waste

The British government is reportedly looking for ways to offset the cost of cleaning up nuclear waste by finding commercial uses for what may be the world's largest stockpile of civil plutonium.

These satellites are powered by Google Nexus smartphones

Putting a satellite into orbit is a rather expensive endeavor that typically costs millions of dollars.

Room-temperature maser could change space communication

A group of scientists have found a way to produce a solid-state maser that operates at room temperature.

NASA prototype crashes and burns, literally

It was not a successful test down at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Perseid meteor shower will hit peak on Saturday

If you want a good look at a meteor shower, you'd better head outside this Saturday.

Kirk and Crusher team up on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars at 1:31 AM EDT on August 6.

US flags still standing strong on the moon

Harsh conditions and extreme temperatures are nothing in the face of symbols of American pride.

Curiosity rover ready to land on Mars

NASA's next big space project is about to hit its apex.

"Ice avalanches" found on Saturn moon

It's always cool when something new is discovered, especially when it's about 750 million miles away from Earth.

Enterprise space shuttle exhibit opens in NYC

Thousands of people are expected to show up for the first day that NASA's Enterprise shuttle goes on display to the public.

International space crew docks at ISS

The Russian rocket carrying space travelers from three different countries - including the US - has successfully landed at the International Space Station.

Soon-to-be record-breaking skydiver makes test jump

Everything is set for daredevil Felix Baumgartner to set a world record that has stood for more than 50 years.

Stolen laptop had International Space Station formulas

An investigation has revealed that a NASA laptop that was stolen last year had a lot of very important information.

NASA loses hundreds of moon rocks

There may finally be an explanation as to why the federal government has adopted such a harsh stance against the unauthorized trade of moon rocks.

Domino's plans to open shop on the moon

It's a good thing Domino's no longer guarantees it can get pizza to any location in 30 minutes or less.

Astronomer expects alien encounters “within twenty years”

Are we alone in the universe? Russian scientists don’t think so.

Endeavour ready for final launch

Space shuttle Endeavour is ready to go, says NASA, in what will be its last launch and the second-to-last for any shuttle.

Lunar lair could be used as Moon Base Alpha

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization say they have identified a giant underground cave on the moon, which could be the perfect location for a future lunar base station.

New Mexico celebrates first spaceport runway

It's a major milestone today for the future of commercial space travel as the first runway at the world's first spaceport has been completed.

NASA wants you to pick music for final shuttle mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched a new campaign as its shuttle program dwindles down - the agency is asking for users to submit suggestions for music that will be officially used as the wakeup song for members of the shuttle crew.