Russia says it will sink the International Space Station

First NASA launched its final shuttle mission earlier this month, and now Russia is debating how to do away with the International Space Station (ISS) as it nears the end of its life cycle.

NASA links SPHERES robots to Android smartphones

If you thought little Android helpers only came in the form of green robots, think again.

Next Mars rover to search for organics at Gale Crater

NASA's picked the site for the next Mars rover landing - a spot  inside the planet's Gale crater that the scientists say just might reveal whether the planet could have supported life.

NASA braces for massive layoffs

Now that the final NASA space shuttle mission has ended, the agency is tasked with the daunting responsibility of laying off approximately 3,200 contractors.

Fourth moon discovered around Pluto

Quite by accident, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the (dwarf) planet Pluto.

NASA evaluates Atlas V rocket for human spaceflight

As the last Shuttle astronauts return to Earth, NASA is starting to put in place its plans for commercially-operated replacements. It's signed a deal with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) to evaluate its Atlas 5 rocket for use in human missions.

Space toilet backs up on the ISS

Well, I suppose it could be worse. Yes, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) could be running from Aliens and Predators, or trying to shut down an insane (Windows?) computer intent on killing every astronaut.

Congress demands answers from NASA

NASA is feeling the pressure as Congress demands a finalized design for a heavy-lift rocket that will be used to launch future manned space missions.

First anniversary of Neptune's discovery

It's exactly one year since Neptune was discovered - one Neptunian year, or 165 of our own rather shorter ones.

NASA launches robotic gas station

Watch out gas station attendants, NASA is now experimenting with a Robotic Refueling Mission experiment that will provide refueling and minor repairs to spacecraft already in orbit.

Atlantis achieves orbit on final mission

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, once famously declared that "no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space."

Cassini monitors biggest-ever Saturn storm

NASA scientists have captured both the sight and sounds of a storm on Saturn that covers eight times the surface area of Earth.

Russia has the edge in the space race now

The Olympics aren’t until summer 2012, but the United States is now losing an important race. The U.S. has fallen behind Russia in the all-important space race.

NASA sues former Apollo astronaut

The U.S. government is suing former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell for attempting to sell one of  two cameras from the Apollo 14 lunar module Antares.

NASA flyovers to measure pollution in major cities

NASA has confirmed plans to conduct extensive flyovers over Maryland next week as part of an initiative to study air pollution in major cities.

Sun and planets built of different materials

Our sun and its inner planets may not have formed from the same materials, as previously thought, samples returned by NASA’s Genesis mission indicate.

Black holes have existed since the dawn of time

In an X-ray image looking further into the past than ever before, NASA astronomers have discovered that massive black holes were common in the early universe and grew much more aggressively than previously thought.

NASA to launch robotic gas station into orbit

Refueling your spaceship at the local robot gas station may not just be a piece of science fiction movies anymore.

Meteorite sheds light on start of life on Earth

New tests on what's considered the best-preserved meteorite in the world have shed light on the way asteroids may have served up a varying menu of the building blocks of life.

Solar eruption promises dramatic aurorae

Sky-watchers in high latitudes could be in for a good light show tonight, following a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun yesterday.