Bad weather convinced NASA to delay the landing of the space shuttle for one day.
The Mars Rover Opportunity has 'reported back' after two years investigating Victoria Crater on Mars. The data shows more evidence of the planet's wet, windy and wild past.
The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis is preparing to return to Earth
after successfully repairing and upgrading the Hubble telescope.
Astronauts have reportedly tested the shuttle's reaction control system
steering thrusters, which will be used to control Atlantis' altitude
and speed after Friday's deorbit burn.
Sir Richard Branson has told Google's Zeitgeist conference that Virgin Galactic spaceships will be ready for testing by the end of the year.
A former astronaut is to meet Barack Obama today, and is being tipped for the top job at NASA.
The SETI@home project, which has involved thousands of people around the world in a search for evidence of intelligent extra-terrestrial life marks its 10th anniversary this week.
A warped bolt frustrated astronauts Mike Massimino and Mike Good yesterday, forcing the spacewalkers to cancel the installation of a new protective thermal insulation panel on the Hubble telescope.
The Hubble Space Telescope now has a new Wide Field Camera, following yesterday's seven-hour spacewalk by astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has confirmed the successful launch of the European Herschel and Planck spacecraft. "The European Space Agency missions, with significant participation from NASA, hitched a ride together on an Ariane 5 rocket, but now have different journeys before them," the JPL explained in a statement. "Herschel will explore, with unprecedented clarity, the earliest stages of star and galaxy birth in the universe. Planck will look back to almost the beginning of time itself, gathering new details to help explain how our universe came to be."
The Ariane 5 rocket is to launch today, carrying two telescopes which are expected to reveal important information about star birth and galaxy formation. They may also even help answer questions such as how the universe began.
The Hubble telescope has reportedly been captured by the space shuttle Atlantis' robotic arm. "Using views from a camera centered in a structure where the telescope will be berthed, Hubble [will be lowered] into a special cradle, called the Flight Support System, or FSS, in Atlantis' payload bay," NASA explained in statement. "The telescope will be latched to the high-tech, lazy Susan-type device for the duration of the servicing work."
NASA astronauts have deployed a robotic arm and sensor to inspect critical areas of the thermal system protecting the space shuttle Atlantis. The survey, which includes an analysis of the nose and wing leading edges, is reportedly following standard post-launch procedure. Relevant data has been relayed to shuttle imagery experts in Mission Control for analysis.
The Mars rover Spirit is stuck in soft sand on Mars, and controllers are scratching their heads trying to work out how to extricate it.
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - The Mars rover Spirit is stuck in soft sand on Mars, and controllers are scratching their heads trying to work out how to extricate it.
Updated: Space Shuttle Atlantis has successfully reached parking orbit after launching from the Kennedy Space Center.
Mankind is always going to be most interested in those extra-solar planets which most closely resemble Earth. Now, researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have created what they call an "astro-comb" to help astronomers detect lighter planets, more like Earth, around distant stars.
The Obama administration has ordered a comprehensive review of NASA's manned space program. According to White House science adviser John Holdren, an external panel will be granted 90 days to examine future shuttle designs and propose improvements or alternatives. The panel will also consider extending NASA's use of the international space station beyond 2016.
Alien spotters claim to have discovered the skull of an extra-terrestrial on the Martian surface.
NASA will today release an interactive, 3D photographic collection of internal and external views of the International Space Station and a model of the next Mars rover. The pictures come thanks to an integration of Microsoft's Photosynth technology and Virtual Earth that will also allow ordinary users to generate 3D views of places around the world.
NASA has confirmed that the Spitzer Space Telescope will end its primary mission after running out of liquid helium. During the past five years, liquid helium has kept three infrared
instruments chilled to -456 degrees Fahrenheit (-271 Celsius), or less
than 3 degrees above absolute zero.
The Obama administration is expected this week to announce a review of the Constellation space program - the planned replacement for the shuttle.