ARTICLES RELATING TO NASA

SpaceX tests eject button on Dragon

2015-05-06 19:35

SpaceX has launched the first flight test of the emergency astronaut escape feature on its Dragon spaceship, which aims to carry astronauts to low-Earth orbit as early as 2017.

Nasa fights proposal to slash climate budget

2015-05-01 08:38

Nasa has pushed back against a congressional proposal to slash more than $300m in funding from its branch focused on climate issues.

SpaceX Dragon arrives at ISS

2015-04-17 20:00

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 2 000kg of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

Nasa probe closing in on unexplored Pluto

2015-04-16 16:20

Newly released photos show the first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in the solar system's frozen backyard, is still three months away from a close encounter, but already in viewing range.

Space station grocery run includes espresso maker

2015-04-13 21:07

Mornings are about to improve for the Italian astronaut who's been suffering through instant coffee at the International Space Station since fall.

Twin fools Nasa at brother's launch

2015-03-31 05:00

The identical twin of an astronaut has fooled Nasa at his brother's launch on a 1-year flight.

Nasa picks an asteroid rock to pave the road to Mars

2015-03-26 08:10

The US space agency says a Nasa robot ship will pluck a large boulder off an asteroid and sling it around the moon, becoming an ad hoc destination to prepare for future human missions to Mars.

Dust cloud, aurora detected around Mars

2015-03-19 13:48

A Nasa spacecraft circling Mars has detected a mysterious dust cloud and a vibrant aurora, both unexpected phenomena on Earth's neighbouring planet, researchers say.

Nasa launches satellites to track 'magnetosphere'

2015-03-13 11:09

Four identical satellites which will study the interactions between solar winds and the Earth’s magnetic fields blasted off into Space and settled into orbit begin a two-year study, Nasa says.

SpaceX rocket blasts off with all-electric satellites

2015-03-02 10:19

A Space Exploration Technologies rocket has blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit.

 

Nasa spacecraft crashes on Mercury after 11-year mission

2015-05-01 09:28

An unmanned Nasa spacecraft has crashed on the surface of the planet Mercury, after it ran out of fuel following a successful 11-year mission, the US space agency says.

Nasa spacecraft spots possible ice cap on Pluto

2015-04-30 08:39

Nasa's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap, images show.

Russia to build own space station by 2023

2015-04-16 19:06

Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin says.

Mars rover boosts hope for liquid water

2015-04-14 16:09

Research from Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars.

SpaceX to send cargo ship on 6th supply mission

2015-04-13 10:20

SpaceX is sending its unmanned Dragon cargo ship on its sixth official supply mission to the International Space Station on Monday, should the weather behave itself.

Feud on Earth but peace in space for US, Russia

2015-03-26 10:22

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

Mars has nitrogen, key to life - Nasa

2015-03-25 08:13

Nasa’s Curiosity rover has found nitrogen on the surface of Mars, a significant discovery that adds to evidence the Red Planet could once have sustained life, the space agency says.

Underground ocean discovered on Jupiter moon

2015-03-13 19:45

An underground ocean discovered on Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede is thought to hold more water than all of Earth's oceans.

Dawn over Ceres

2015-03-07 06:45

Nasa's Dawn spacecraft has became the first craft to orbit a dwarf planet as it reached Ceres after a nearly eight-year, 5-billion-kilometre journey.

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.

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