Researchers from NASA's Langley Research Center are preparing to test a new kind of lightweight inflatable spacecraft technology demonstrator from a small sounding rocket later today.
The UK's Ministry of Defence has opened its secret UFO files containing details of 800 reports of flying saucers and attempted alien abductions.
A website has been set up in Australia to enable internet users to send a message to extraterrestrials.
Raytheon has developed the world's largest infrared light-wave detector, expanding current capabilities in missile warning, environmental monitoring and astronomical research.
NASA should return to the good old days of visionary thinking, according to a report from the National Research Council (NRC).
NASA and Alliant Techsystems plan to conduct the first full-scale, full-duration test of the new first-stage solid rocket motor for the Ares I rocket later this month.
The Kepler Space Telescope has shown itself capable of finding Earth-like planets - if they exist - by detecting the atmosphere of a known gas giant.
The presence of methane on Mars - once hailed as a possible sign of life - in fact provides evidence that life may be unsustainable on the planet, according to University of Paris researchers.
The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven astronauts touched down at 10:48 a.m. EDT at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Comets contained vast oceans of liquid water, supporting the theory that they may have harboured life, a study claims.
NASA says the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour have completed checks on the orbiter and so far found no damage to its ceramic tiles, making a landing tomorrow (Friday) look likely.
British cheesemakers are at this moment on a dash across southern England to discover whether they have successfully put a chunk of Cheddar where no cheese has gone before.
Kitt Peak, Arizona - It looks for all the world like a giant soap bubble, but it's actually a newly-photographed planetary nebula.
Unusually, the Soap Bubble Nebula - officially known as PN G75.5+1.7 - is spherical rather than cigar-shaped, double-lobed or elliptical. It lies in the constellation of Cygnus.
Virgin Galactic has showcased its twin-fuselage WhiteKnightTwo aircraft
at the EAA AirVenture convention in Wisconsin. The
independently designed Knight is expected to transport Virgin's
SpaceShipTwo to 50,000 feet, where the latter craft will detach and
blast into space under its own power.
The space shuttle Endeavour successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 1:26 p.m. EDT. According to NASA, the station was reoriented for undocking, while open docking latches subsequently allowed Endeavour to drift free.
Astronauts on the Space Shuttle photographed this magnificent sunrise over the Earth last week.
Saturn's moon Enceladus may have an ocean of water, kept liquid by ammonia, say scientists.
On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans
to land on the moon. Exactly 40 years later, you can simulate that
experience, well almost, with footage released by NASA that has been
integrated in Google’s Earth application. There is a new Moon section
in Earth, which lets users explore the moon in a similar way as Earth.
Six Apollo astronauts held a news briefing in Washington earlier today to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. And what they said wasn't necessarily what their bosses wanted to hear.
The 13-strong crew of the ISS has been inconvenienced by the failure of the station's main toilet.