Rocket leak delays ISS delivery launch

2014-04-15 08:15

Space X has called off a planned launch because of a rocket leak, meaning that a cargo run destined for the ISS will wait a bit longer.

Extraterrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

2014-04-11 13:40

An unusual "Tweet-up" - a meeting of people who know each other on Twitter - involving an ambassador, an astronaut and a prime minister has taken place on a video-link between Japan and the International Space Station.

Weird Mars lights not alien life says Nasa

2014-04-10 07:29

Nasa has poured cold water on claims that unusual lights captured by its Curiosity rover are proof of alien life on the planet.

Top 5 Earth shots

2014-04-09 09:39

NASA has chosen its winning Earth shot for the year.

SpaceX reschedules ISS resupply launch

2014-04-05 12:50

A delayed supply run by private company SpaceX to the International Space Station is now set to launch on 14 April.

Health risks of Mars mission would exceed limits

2014-04-03 09:35

Efforts to send humans to Mars would likely expose them to health risks beyond the limits of what Nasa currently allows, an independent panel of medical experts say.

Mars created here on Earth

2014-03-26 09:45

Scientists have built Mars here on Earth - at least within the walls of a simulation chamber that mimics conditions on the red planet down to its Martian dust.

Space station flies round space junk

2014-03-17 21:08

The International Space Station has had to sidestep a piece of space junk.

Astronomers spot rare asteroid break-up

2014-03-06 19:41

Astronomers have witnessed the distant break-up of an asteroid, a rare event that was not caused by a violent space collision or a close encounter with the Sun.

US-Russia space ties normal, says Nasa

2014-03-05 11:20

Nasa chief Charles Bolden has said the US space agency's relationship with Russia remained normal despite the ongoing international crisis in Ukraine.

Nasa: Space suit leak happened before

2014-02-27 15:05

A US made space suit that leaked water into a helmet and threatened to drown a European astronaut had malfunctioned before, Nasa admits.

Ex-space shuttle astronaut Dale Gardner dies

2014-02-25 08:09

Former astronaut Dale Gardner, who helped haul a stranded satellite into the space shuttle during a 1984 spacewalk, has died at age 65.

US, France sign deal for Mars lander

2014-02-11 15:25

The US and France on Monday unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after Nasa withdrew from a European partnership.

Nasa readies powerful space telescope

2014-02-04 09:31

All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly at Nasa, the US space agency has said.

US-Japan satellite to study global weather

2014-01-28 08:27

A new satellite built by Nasa and its Japanese counterpart is poised to launch next month on a mission to study rain and snow around the world, the US space agency says.

Asteroid shaves Earth, more on the way

2014-01-27 09:40

An asteroid has dashed close by the Earth, but experts were watching it to ensure that it stayed on the predicted course.

Opportunity still roving on Mars after a decade

2014-01-24 05:30

The rover Opportunity may not be sleek like a brand new car, but it shows no signs of braking even after a decade on Mars.

Weird Mars rock 'appears out of nowhere'

2014-01-21 13:10

A mystery rock that suddenly appeared in front of the Mars Opportunity rover has baffled astronomers, a reports says

Solar flare delays space launch

2014-01-08 22:03

A solar flare has delayed a space station supply flight because the US launch company fears rocket failure.

Spacewalkers install cameras for video venture

2013-12-28 09:38

Russian cosmonauts have ventured outside the International Space Station to install cameras that are part of a Canadian project to stream high-definition video from space to subscribers.

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve space walk

2013-12-24 15:42

Two space station astronauts have floated outside on Christmas Eve in hopes of finishing urgent cooling system repairs.

Nasa rolls out rocket for ISS cargo launch

2013-12-17 22:17

With the ISS cooling system hobbled and a commercial cargo launch waiting in the wings, Nasa says no decision has yet been made on whether space walk repairs will be needed.

Nasa mulls spacewalks to fix ISS

2013-12-15 20:02

Nasa will decide on the appropriate measures to fix the breakdown on the International Space Station, which has posed no danger to the six-man crew.

Cooling pump on ISS shuts down

2013-12-12 09:47

Nasa is looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there is no immediate danger to the occupants.

High-profile backing for Mars colonisation bid

2013-12-11 07:17

A Dutch entrepreneur's quest to colonise Mars has won high-profile support from a US aerospace giant, although the timetable for putting humans on the planet has been pushed back.


Nasa green lights supply run to ISS

2014-04-14 08:26

Nasa is pressing ahead with the planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station.

Apollo 11 checklist, spacesuit sold at NY auction

2014-04-10 09:34

An Apollo 11 lunar surface checklist sheet was among the coveted items sold at a New York City auction of space exploration artefacts.

India's mission to Mars crosses half-way mark

2014-04-09 18:53

India's first mission to Mars has successfully crossed the half-way mark, four months after leaving on a voyage to the Red Planet scheduled to take 11 months, the space agency says.

NASA reveals its 5 most stunning Earth shots of the Year

2014-04-09 09:36

Take a look at the top five images chosen out of an entire year's worth of NASA's Earth Observatory satellite imagery.

Nasa cuts Russia ties over Ukraine

2014-04-03 13:05

Nasa has cut ties with Russia except for co-operation aboard the International Space Station due to the crisis in Ukraine.

ISS crew delayed by hitch

2014-03-26 16:44

The arrival of the Russian-American relief crew at the International Space Station has been delayed by a slight technical hitch.

Obama uses games, apps to help climate change

2014-03-20 07:49

The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.

N African dust stimulates monsoons

2014-03-17 07:31

Desert dust from North Africa and the Arabian peninsula stimulates monsoon rains over India, says a study suggesting that desertification from global warming may boost these downpours.

Asteroid to make close pass by Earth

2014-03-05 19:40

An asteroid the size of a football field is about to make a close pass by Earth but is not expected to hit or cause any damage.

Nasa plans Jupiter moon mission - and search for life

2014-03-05 08:44

Nasa is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life.

Nasa discovers 715 new worlds

2014-02-27 07:58

Nasa has announced a torrent of new planet discoveries, hailing a "bonanza" of 715 worlds now known outside the solar system thanks to the Kepler space telescope's planet-hunting mission.

Nasa confirms next SpaceX mission date

2014-02-06 13:01

Nasa has announced the next mission for a cargo supply mission to the International Space Station by SpaceX.

Nasa moon camera to be auctioned

2014-01-30 20:51

Nasa's only camera to have made it to the moon and back as part of the Apollo manned missions will be auctioned in Vienna.

Let's go to the Moon, Nasa tells space firms

2014-01-28 07:30

Under a new programme called Lunar Catalyst, Nasa will provide free technical expertise, equipment, facilities and software to help selected companies develop lunar landers.

Nasa launches latest communication satellite

2014-01-24 08:30

Nasa's high-flying fleet of communication satellites just got bigger as the US space agency ha launched the latest of its fleet of TDRs.

'Dwarf planet' in deep space has water

2014-01-23 06:00

A tiny planet in the asteroid belt spouts water vapour, a finding that strengthens theories that life on Earth was kickstarted by a bombardment of space rocks, scientists have said.

Nasa extends space station life

2014-01-09 08:26

The $100bn International Space Station will be extended by four years, or until at least 2024, allowing for more global research and scientific collaboration.

Florida space centre home to secret spacecraft

2014-01-04 14:27

Kennedy Space Center will be the testing site for a top-secret Air Force space plane.

Putin signs reform to revive space industry

2013-12-26 09:30

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a sweeping reform to bring new blood to Baikonur, the once-pioneering town which saw the launch of Yuri Gagarin into orbit.

Nasa astronauts begin spacewalking repairs

2013-12-21 16:09

Astronauts have stepped out on the first of a series of urgent repair spacewalks at the International Space Station.

Nasa experts see some success with ISS fix

2013-12-17 09:46

Nasa engineers are still trying to fix an International Space Station cooling problem and have not yet decided whether spacewalks will be necessary.

Nasa suspects bad valve for ISS trouble

2013-12-12 18:54

Nasa suspects a valve is causing the cooling problem on the space station, but the astronauts are safe after some equipment was shut down.

High-profile backing for Mars colonisation bid

2013-12-11 07:25

A Dutch entrepreneur's quest to colonise Mars has won high-profile support from a US aerospace giant, although the timetable for putting humans on the planet has been pushed back.

Ancient Martian lake may have supported life

2013-12-09 21:44

Nasa's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have teemed with tiny organisms for tens of millions of years.

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