A group of students is to launch a balloon on Thursday with the aim of photographing the Discovery space shuttle as it roars past at the edge of space.
It's taken four months to get this far, but the space shuttle Discovery is finally set for launch this Thursday afternoon.
The biggest solar flare in four years has blasted out from the sun, and is expected to reach Earth late tonight.
The Stardust spacecraft's Valentine's Day flyby of the Tempel 1 comet has delivered pictures of the comet that clearly show the effects of its last encounter with a spacecraft in 2005.
NASA's much-desired third and final Shuttle flight this year looks likely to go ahead, following the release of its 2012 budget request.
Manfully resisting the temptation to call it HAL, a team at the University of Southampton has developed the world's first control system to allow satellites and spacecraft to think for themselves.
It should be possible to spot spinning black holes using ground-based telescopes, says a team of astronomers and physicists, because of their twisting effect on spacetime.
The number of known young stars in the North American Nebula has taken a dramatic jump, with more than 2,000 more having been identified.
The Stardust NExT probe is preparing for an encounter on St Valentine's Day with comet Tempel 1.
Two major rocket companies - ATK and Astrium - are in talks with NASA about a new vehicle which would carry out manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS).
Private space company Astrobotic Technology says it's signed a contract with SpaceX to launch a robotic payload to the moon as soon as December next year.
NASA has released the first ever 360-degree view of the sun, taken by two probes on opposite sides.
Scientists have been surprised to discover that Martian sand dunes long thought to be static are in fact changing quite fast.
NASA believes it's discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanets - and five of them are in the 'Goldilocks zone' where conditions are considered favorable for life.
Japan's space agency, JAXA, is reportedly working on a device to catch space junk - in collaboration with a fishing net company.
It's something the etiquette books don't tell you, and Google Translate's not much better either: how do you talk to aliens?
Lasers could be used to deflect asteroids on potential collision courses with Earth, according to a new study.
A massive scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere last summer was caused by an asteroid 'the size of the Titanic', says NASA.
The world's first space weather forecasting system is about to go into operation.
To the delight of NASA engineers, the NanoSail-D nanosatellite has unfurled its 100-square-foot polymer sail in low-Earth orbit and is operating as planned after a month of inactivity.