Space shuttle Endeavour successfully undocks from ISS

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.

Sun is still shining, look at the view

Astronauts on the Space Shuttle photographed this magnificent sunrise over the Earth last week.

Saturn moon may have liquid water

Saturn's moon Enceladus may have an ocean of water, kept liquid by ammonia, say scientists.

Google releases Moon in Earth on 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing

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.

"There are some things worth risking your life for"

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.

Spacemen told not to boldly go

The 13-strong crew of the ISS has been inconvenienced by the failure of the station's main toilet.

Space shuttle Endeavour docks with ISS Harmony node

The space shuttle Endeavour has successfully docked with the ISS (International Space Station) Harmony node. According to NASA, Commander Mark Polansky docked Endeavour at 1:47 p.m. EDT while flying approximately 220 miles above the Gulf of Carpentaria, off the north coast of Australia.

Lost moon landing tapes dusted off and restored

We've all done it - taped over our wedding video, or our childrens' first steps. But those tapes weren't of international importance.

Endeavour crew checks heat shield

NASA remains tight light about a possible damage to the space shuttle, which may have been caused by falling debris during yesterday’s launch. However, NASA said that the shuttle crew is inspecting the heat shield, which should be completed by about 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Endeavour launch marred by falling debris

The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven astronauts have reached orbit after a successful launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The near perfect liftoff was slightly marred by several pieces of debris falling off the external fuel tank onto the orbiter.

NASA hopes for Wednesday shuttle launch

There is a 60% chance that Endeavour will liftoff to its STS-127 mission on Wednesday, NASA said.

Mars simulation aims to study astronauts' performance

Yesterday, six Russian and European astronauts walked out of an isolation chamber after 105 days carrying out a simulated Mars mission.

Herschel delivers spectacular first pictures

Herschel has started making test observations with all its instruments, and the first pictures are in.

NASA preps space shuttle Endeavour for Saturday launch

NASA has confirmed that launch countdown operations for the space shuttle Endeavour remain on schedule. The shuttle is expected to lift off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Saturday at 7:39 p.m. EDT.

Supernovae are most distant ever detected

Cosmologists have discovered two supernovae further away than any previously detected, by using a new technique that could help find other dying stars at the edge of the universe.

Space program should focus on Earth, NRC tells Obama

The US civil space program should focus more on looking after the Earth, the National Research Council (NRC) has warned.

Conditions on Mars were once right for life

Mars is a lot like Earth, from its landscape and soil right down to its snowy weather, data from the Phoenix lander reveals. 

Ariane takes giant comms satellite into space

US company Terrestar used an Ariane rocket to blast the world's biggest commercial satellite into space.

New type of black hole discovered

A new class of black hole, more than 500 times the mass of the Sun, has been discovered.

Weather satellite lifts off a day late

The US's latest weather satellite was successfully launched on Saturday from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.