Spacewalkers toss flash drive to Mother Russia

2016-02-03 22:56

Two Russians on board the International Space Station have given a ceremonial send-off to a flash drive containing special messages for their motherland.

Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest 'by far'

2016-01-21 09:55

Blistering heat blanketed the Earth last year making 2015 by far the hottest year in modern times and raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Water in astronaut's helmet cuts short spacewalk

2016-01-15 20:50

The discovery of water in the helmet of a US astronaut has brought an early end to a spacewalk at the International Space Station.

Commercial space station delivery faces more windy weather

2015-12-07 10:17

Nasa is hoping the weather finally cooperates for a space station delivery already running late.

US astronauts step out on spacewalk

2015-11-06 17:21

Two US astronauts have stepped out on a spacewalk to complete the repair of an ammonia cooling system at the International Space Station.

Space station marks 15 years

2015-11-02 22:41

Astronauts have circled the Earth on board the International Space Station for 15 years, a milestone for an orbiting space lab that some say deserves to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Remember a selfie, astronaut told before 1st space walk

2015-10-28 18:57

"Remember to take a good selfie," Nasa's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, was reminded by his brother before taking his first space walk, just hours before setting a new US flight record.

Nasa unveils missing pieces in journey to Mars

2015-10-09 13:23

Nasa has outlined the many challenges that remain before humans can set foot on Mars, calling the problems "solvable" but setting no firm date for an astronaut mission to the Red Planet.

Evidence of flowing liquid water on Mars: Nasa

2015-09-28 18:48

Liquid water has been observed on the planet Mars, the US space agency Nasa has announced.

Nasa astronaut at midway point of yearlong mission

2015-09-16 15:59

The Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly has hit the halfway point of a yearlong spaceflight experiment with his Earth-bound identical twin.


Challenger space shuttle disaster marked 30 years on

2016-01-28 22:00

Three decades after the Challenger space shuttle exploded after lift-off, reusable technology is seen as key to space exploration.

First flower blooms on international space station

2016-01-19 18:48

A bright orange zinnia has blossomed aboard the International Space Station, marking a first in space.

Martian gullies likely contain no water - study

2015-12-22 07:40

Months after scientists announced "the strongest evidence yet" of liquid water on Mars, a study says there is none at least in the valleys carved into numerous Red Planet slopes.

Letter to Mars? Royal Mail turns to Nasa

2015-12-04 22:08

Britain's Royal Mail has turned to Nasa for help after a 5-year-old boy wrote in asking how much it would cost to post a letter to Mars.

Nasa is hiring astronauts

2015-11-04 21:31

Think you have the right stuff to be an astronaut? Nasa has issued a hiring call for space explorers.

Nasa's Cassini to sample Saturn moon's ocean

2015-10-28 21:41

The Nasa space probe Cassini has begun a mission to fly closer than ever before to the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus to sample water vapour emanating from an ocean believed to lurk below its icy surface.

Halloween asteroid to 'shave past' Earth

2015-10-21 17:02

A big asteroid is hurtling toward Earth and will shave past our planet on Halloween, but astronomers say there's no need to be spooked.

Blue skies, frozen water detected on Pluto

2015-10-09 08:10

Pluto has blue skies and patches of frozen water, according to the latest data out Thursday from Nasa's unmanned New Horizons probe, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.

Eyes on space, India launches 'mini-Hubble'

2015-09-28 11:40

India has launched its first space research observatory and several US satellites, part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drive to expand his country's influence in the competitive, $300bn global space industry.

Three-man international crew safely reaches space station

2015-09-04 14:14

A Russian Soyuz spaceship safely delivered a three-man international crew, including Denmark's first astronaut, to the International Space Station.

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