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NASA adds commercial mini-shuttle to station supply fleet

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NASA hired a third company to fly cargo to the International Space Station, adding an innovative space plane built by Sierra Nevada...

Nasa developing aircraft wing for 30% less fuel consumption

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NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center engineers located in Edwards, California, are working on an increasingly complex aircraft called the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic...

Boeing opens commercial spaceship plant in Florida

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Boeing took the wraps off an assembly plant on Friday for its first line of commercial spaceships, which NASA plans to use...

New NASA spaceship nails debut test flight

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A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping...

NASA’s Morpheus lander in fiery crash at Cape Canaveral

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A small NASA lander being tested for missions to the moon and other destinations beyond Earth crashed and burned after veering off...

SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down after successful test flight

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The first privately developed ship to travel to the International Space Station returned home yesterday, completing a pioneering mission for commercial firms...

US tells Europe to go solo on Martian mission

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NASA intends to cancel plans to join Europe on a Mars sampling mission that is considered important to learning if life appeared...

NASA rover begins ninth year of Mars work

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Eight years after landing on Mars for what was planned as a three-month mission, NASA's enduring Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is working...

SA helps NASA explore Mars

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The SA National Space Agency (SANSA) will this month assist US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to launch a rover on...

NASA probe data shows evidence of liquid water on Jupiter’s moon

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Data from a NASA planetary mission has provided scientists evidence of what appears to be a body of liquid water, equal in...

NASA’s Hubble observes young dwarf galaxies bursting with stars

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Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of...

NASA’s new Mars rover reaches Florida launch pad

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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, a US$2.5 billion rover designed to assess that planet's suitability for life, arrived at its Florida launch pad...

NASA telescopes help solve ancient supernova mystery

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A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in...

Origin of dinosaur-killing asteroid remains a mystery

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Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission indicate the family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of...

NASA’s Kepler mission discovers a world orbiting two stars

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The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is...

U.S.-Russian space trio lands safely in Kazakhstan

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A Russian Soyuz space capsule with three astronauts on board landed safely in Kazakhstan today, leaving a single three-man crew aboard the...

NASA spacecraft observes new characteristics of solar flares

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has provided scientists with new information about solar flares, indicating an increase in flare strength and...

NASA spacecraft images offer sharper views of Apollo landing sites

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites....

NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity begins study of Martian crater

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The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows surface compositional differences from anything the robot...

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity begins study of Martian crater

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The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows differences in the Martian surface unlike anything...

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