NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft got a closeup view of comet Hartley 2 yesterday, getting within 435 miles of the comet.
A prominent scientist who decoded the human genome has hypothesized that recruiting genetically enhanced astronauts could help boost NASA's manned spaceflight program into warp speed.
NASA and DARPA are teaming up to examine the feasibility of designing a "100-year Starship" capable of interstellar travel.
Brown University planetary geologists have identified a spot on Mars which they say could have been one of the most recent habitable microenvironments on the planet.
Earth-sized planets could be ten a penny, say UC Berkeley astronomers, who estimate they may orbit as many as a quarter of all Sun-like stars.
Astronomers have discovered buckyballs in another galaxy for the first time, lending weight to the theory that they may have been responsible for the arrival on Earth of chemicals key to the origin of life.
Astronomers have long used powerful telescopes to peer into the past. But now, NASA and ESA are using the Hubble Space Telescope to look thousands of years into the future.
NASA says the crash of a space balloon earlier this year was caused by human error - and that mistakes like an inability to remember the phone number of the Australian emergency services contributed to the danger.
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 has concluded that there may be enough water on the moon to sustain a manned lunar base.
Scientists have discovered the most distant - and oldest - galaxy yet, viewing it just 600 million years after the Big Bang.
A Washington State University professor is calling for one-way missions to Mars - and says he'd be happy to volunteer himself.
NASA is pressing ahead with last-minute repairs to the Discovery space shuttle in order to hit the planned November 1 launch date.
Astronomers have spotted what's been confirmed as a collision between two asteroids that took place just last year beyond the orbit of Mars.
Oh, great. The moving men were booked, we'd said goodbye to the neighbors and we'd given away the cat - and now it seems that there may not be a habitable planet orbiting Gliese 581 after all.
Sir Richard Branson's VSS Enterprise spaceship made its first manned free flight yesterday, gliding from 45,000 feet to a textbook landing at Mojave Air and Spaceport.
The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft blasted off successfully from Kazakhstan last night, taking three astronauts to the International Space Station.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has embarked on a crusade to get rid of illicit radio broadcasts that are interfering with its observations.
NASA has given the green light to the development and 2013 launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) mission, which aims to investigate how Mars lost so much of its atmosphere.
Competing teams of amateur spaceship-builders are meeting on the Isle of Man this week to discuss their entries for the Google Lunar X Prize competition.