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.

SpaceX rocket grounded for 'couple more months'

2015-09-01 10:02

SpaceX plans to keep its Falcon 9 rocket grounded longer than planned following a launch accident in June that destroyed a space station cargo ship.

Nasa: The world can breathe easy

2015-08-21 20:43

The world can breathe easy. A giant asteroid is not hurtling towards Earth about to wipe out much of the Americas, Nasa has felt compelled to explain following a swirl of online rumours.

Vatican sceptical about close encounters of the third kind

2015-07-31 10:31

The recent discovery of an Earth twin has boosted chances there is intelligent life on other planets. But while Pope Francis's telescope scans the starlit skies, the Vatican is sceptical of ever meeting Mr. Spock.

Nasa finds Earth-like planet

2015-07-23 20:46

Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, Nasa says.


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.

A year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

2015-08-29 15:36

Six people have shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping Nasa prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.

Mystery of Saturn's 'F ring' cracked

2015-08-18 06:33

An enigmatic ring of icy particles circling Saturn, herded into a narrow ribbon by two tiny moons, was probably born of a cosmic collision.

Earth 2.0: Nasa finds planet that matches our own

2015-07-24 10:10

Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, Nasa has said.

ISS astronauts dodge Russian space debris

2015-07-16 18:56

Three astronauts living at the International Space Station have been forced to scramble to safety after what Nasa described as a close pass of debris.

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