Spacesuit woes haunt Nasa ahead of crucial spacewalks

2015-02-19 12:09

With three complicated spacewalks planned in the coming days, Nasa is rushing to resolve a spacesuit problem linked to a 2013 emergency when water dangerously flooded a European astronaut's helmet.

High seas force SpaceX to ditch bid to recycle rocket

2015-02-12 11:27

SpaceX said it cannot attempt to recycle the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket after launch of a space weather observatory because of high seas.

Space-age shower could save you megabucks

2015-02-09 14:19

A space-age shower inspired by Nasa can achieve water savings of up to 90%, says its Swedish developer.

Nasa delays soil satellite launch

2015-01-29 21:47

Nasa has delayed the scheduled launch of a satellite that will help scientists in predicting floods and droughts worldwide.

Earth-skimming asteroid has own moon

2015-01-27 22:42

An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth has its own moon, Nasa says.

Watch asteroid in near earth flyby

2015-01-26 20:00

An asteroid the size of a mountain is shaving by Earth, in a rare type of flyby that will not be seen for another decade. WATCH

Pluto, smile for the camera!

2015-01-25 15:58

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its nine-year voyage to Pluto, and with just over 160 million kilometres to go, it's started photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet.

Russian firm to supply US rocket engines

2015-01-16 15:30

A Russian manufacturer has announced a $1bn deal to supply engines for the US Antares rockets making deliveries to the International space station.

SpaceX fails in landmark bid to recycle a rocket

2015-01-10 15:16

SpaceX says it has failed in a landmark attempt to recycle its Falcon 9 rocket, after the equipment collided with an ocean platform and broke to pieces.

Nasa does 'All About That Bass' parody

2014-12-12 10:12

Nasa has joined a host of parodies of Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass with its own take on the popular hit single.


'Cloud' over Mars leaves scientists baffled

2015-02-17 10:20

Amateur astronomers have spotted two strange, cloud-like plumes high over Mars, deepening the mystery of what constitutes the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Moon objects found in astronaut Neil Armstrong's closet

2015-02-10 21:18

A treasure trove of objects that were supposed to have been left behind after the first moon landing have turned up in the closet of Neil Armstrong.

Nasa delays soil study satellite launch

2015-01-30 19:01

Nasa has pushed back the launch of a satellite to study soil moisture in order to perform "minor repairs", a report says.

Astronomers find oldest known star

2015-01-28 08:33

International astronomers say they have discovered the oldest known star in a distant galaxy encircled by five Earth-sized planets, signalling that planets formed throughout the history of the universe.

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price

2015-01-27 07:37

Boeing and SpaceX capsules will beat Russia on price for US astronaut rides to the space station.

No threat as asteroid passes by Earth

2015-01-26 15:03

Nasa says an asteroid measuring about half a kilometre in diameter will make a relatively close, but harmless pass by Earth.

14 killed after tropical storm hits Madagascar

2015-01-19 17:05

Madagascar officials say at least 14 people were killed over the weekend when the island was battered by a tropical storm.

ISS crew in no danger from ammonia leak

2015-01-14 14:40

The Russian space agency says an ammonia leak at a US segment of the International Space Station has prompted its six-person crew to lock it up and move to a Russian module.

8 new planets found in possible life-bearing zones

2015-01-07 08:49

Eight new planets have been found orbiting their stars in the so-called 'Goldilocks zone', an area neither too hot nor too cold for water and life to possibly exist, astronomers say.

Mars mountain may have arisen from lake sediments

2014-12-09 13:27

A mountain on Mars may have built up over time from lake sediments, according to Nasa scientists who have been studying observations from the Curiosity rover scouring the Red Planet.

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