As astronauts return, NASA sets future launch schedule

Three International Space Station crew members returned safely to Earth yesterday after a longer-than expected stay, as NASA sets a tentative launch schedule for the coming months.

NASA discovers an alternate Tatooine

NASA’s Kepler telescope has discovered the existence of a world with a double sunset - as famously depicted in Star Wars more than 30 years ago.

NASA ready to develop next-gen Space Launch System


NASA administrator Charles Bolden has confirmed that the space agency is ready to develop its next-gen Space Launch System (SLS).

The 9/11 attacks as seen from space

When the 9/11 terror attacks took place ten years ago, they were filmed by the only American not on earth at the time.

High winds delay Grail launch

NASA is hoping to launch its twin Grail spacecraft this morning, after a temporary delay because of poor weather.

'Small' safety risk as satellite falls to Earth

Put on your hard hats, everybody: NASA's warning that a defunct satellite is set to hit the earth sometime in the next six weeks.

Should NASA train astronauts in a post-shuttle era?

A new report published by the National Research Council recommends that NASA should "take steps" to maintain a highly trained astronaut corps - even as the United States enters an extended post-shuttle era.

How the International Space Station could be evacuated

NASA is preparing for a number of worst-case scenarios that could leave the International Space Station (ISS) without a crew for an extended period of time.



NASA releases images of Apollo landing sites

A nostalgic NASA - clearly pining for the glory days of its manned space program -  has released a slew of new pictures depicting the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.

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.

Opportunity finds Martian rock with possible signs of water

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity - recently arrived at the Endeavour crater - has found a rock that's different from anything it's seen before.

Space junk threatens satellites and space station

A recently published report warns that space junk poses a clear and present danger to orbiting satellites and the International Space Station (ISS).

Miniature nuclear reactor designed for use on other planets

Engineers from NASA and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are working on a suitcase-sized nuclear reactor for use on the moon and other planets.

NASA: International Space Station could be evacuated

NASA is warning that astronauts may be forced to temporarily abandon the International Space Station (ISS) if a recent space freighter crash prevents Russia from ferrying a fresh crew to the station.

Martian astronauts will need green thumbs, says NASA

Astronauts on the way to Mars could munch on space-grown lettuce, strawberries and carrots, a NASA scienstist says.

NASA finds cold stars with WISE telescope

Astronomers have discovered 6 Y dwarfs approximately 40 light-years away from the sun.

NASA wants $8.7 billion to launch new telescope

NASA has concluded that it will cost approximately $8.7 billion to finish construction of the James Webb Space Telescope in time for a 2018 launch.

Robot astronaut powered up for first time in space

The first robot member of the International Space Station crew woke up yesterday, six months after its arrival.

Global warming 'could trigger alien attack'

Maybe NASA believes that the little green men really are green - one of its scientists has collaborated on a report suggesting that the Earth's rising levels of greenhouse gases could provoke an alien attack.

NASA video shows Earth engulfed by solar storm

Using data from the STEREO spacecraft, researchers at Southwest Research Institute and the National Solar Observatory have released a video of a coronal mass ejection in 2008 swallowing up the Earth.