Spacewalk - Space Station getting new batteries

2017-01-13 16:06

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has floated into space on his first-ever spacewalk on a mission to help upgrade the power system outside the International Space Station.

'Fire in space' experiment to kick off aboard US cargo ship

2016-11-21 20:32

How does fire act in space? Researchers will soon find out by igniting nine different materials aboard an unmanned spaceship on its way to a fiery re-entry to Earth's atmosphere, Nasa says.

NASA astronaut casts lone vote from space

2016-11-08 09:46

In a US presidential election that's already been out of this world, the lone American astronaut in outer space has cast his vote, NASA says.

A facelift for the Moon every 81 000 years

2016-10-13 13:44

The Moon is bombarded by so much space rock that its surface gets a complete facelift every 81 000 years, according to a study based on Nasa data.

New evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa

2016-09-27 01:17

More evidence of possible water plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa has been spotted using Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope, the US space agency says.

Nasa to launch first asteroid dust-retrieval mission

2016-09-08 20:26

The US space agency is counting down to its first mission to collect dust from an asteroid, the kind of cosmic body that may have delivered life-giving materials to Earth billions of years ago.

Nasa plans to launch an $800m probe that will land on an asteroid which is a remnant from the beginning of the solar system.

Nasa plans to launch an $800m probe that will land on an asteroid which is a remnant from the beginning of the solar system.

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Nasa: Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site during rocket test

2016-09-01 15:49

An explosion has rocked the SpaceX launch site in Florida during the test firing of its unmanned rocket.

Nasa probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

2016-08-28 11:26

Nasa's Juno space probe is set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency's officials says.

Nasa's Kepler discovers more than 104 new exoplanets

2016-07-19 11:19

Researchers have discovered 104 new planets outside our solar system, including four that could have Earth-like, rocky surfaces.


Two US astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS

2017-01-08 11:29

Two American astronauts have ventured outside the International Space Station to work on upgrading the orbiting outpost's electrical system.

Orbital 'garbage bin' leaves ISS

2016-11-21 18:36

An unmanned cargo ship has left the International Space Station, packed with 1.5 tons of garbage that will burn up on re-entry to Earth's atmosphere.

Antarctic glacier thinning faster than thought - study

2016-10-25 22:33

A large glacier in West Antarctica lost up to half a kilometre in thickness in seven years, thinning more quickly than scientists thought possible, according to a study .

SpaceX CEO to present plans for Mars colony

2016-09-27 22:12

SpaceX chief Elon Musk is set to unveil his ambitious plan to build a human colony on Mars, an endeavour that experts say requires tens of billions of dollars.

Nasa to reveal 'surprising' activity on Jupiter's moon

2016-09-25 21:00

There's something going on beneath the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. But what?

Record-holding US astronaut and two Russians return to Earth

2016-09-08 09:56

An American astronaut who set the US record for cumulative time in orbit has safely returned to Earth along with two Russian cosmonauts after a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Ex-US astronaut indicted in traffic deaths of 2 girls

2016-09-01 23:30

A grand jury in Alabama has indicted a former Nasa space shuttle commander on four felony charges in the traffic deaths of two girls killed on a rural highway.

Scientists complete 12-month Mars simulation in Hawaii dome

2016-08-29 14:18

Six scientists have completed a year-long Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

2016-08-03 11:14

Global heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year, making 2015 the worst in modern times across a range of key environmental indicators, international scientists say.

First virus-hunter in space will test DNA-decoding device

2016-07-13 22:38

Newly arrived space station astronaut Kate Rubins will attempt to complete the first full-blown DNA decoding, or "sequencing", in orbit with a pocket-size device.

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