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.

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.

Europe space truck undocks from ISS

2015-02-15 13:15

Europe's last supply vessel to the International Space Station has undocked at the end of a six-month mission, the European Space Agency says.

Unmanned spaceship splashes down near California

2015-02-11 18:19

An unmanned Dragon spaceship has splashed down near Southern California after supplying the space station.

Faraway planet is lord of the rings

2015-01-28 23:03

Astronomers said they have found the first-ever ringed planet beyond our Solar System, a super-world with a girdle of halos 200 times bigger than Saturn's.

Earth-skimming asteroid has own moon

2015-01-27 22:42

An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth has its own moon, Nasa says.

Comets give us shooting stars

2015-01-26 21:12

Suspicions that shooting stars come from comet dust, transformed into fiery streaks as they hit Earth's atmosphere, have been bolstered by Europe's Rosetta space mission.

No threat as asteroid passes by Earth

2015-01-26 15:03

Nasa says an asteroid measuring about half a kilometre in diameter will make a relatively close, but harmless pass by Earth.

Rosetta 'finds' key to life

2015-01-23 05:00

The Rosetta space probe has found evidence for building blocks of life on a comet's core.

ISS crew in no danger from ammonia leak

2015-01-14 14:40

The Russian space agency says an ammonia leak at a US segment of the International Space Station has prompted its six-person crew to lock it up and move to a Russian module.


Russia to keep its part of space station after its duty ends

2015-02-25 12:41

Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that.

'Cloud' over Mars leaves scientists baffled

2015-02-17 10:20

Amateur astronomers have spotted two strange, cloud-like plumes high over Mars, deepening the mystery of what constitutes the Red Planet's atmosphere.

High seas force SpaceX to ditch bid to recycle rocket

2015-02-12 11:27

SpaceX said it cannot attempt to recycle the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket after launch of a space weather observatory because of high seas.

SpaceX scraps satellite launch

2015-02-09 09:03

SpaceX has scrapped the launch of a weather satellite, which also delayed a second attempt to land part of the rocket on a floating deck in the Atlantic Ocean.

Astronomers find oldest known star

2015-01-28 08:33

International astronomers say they have discovered the oldest known star in a distant galaxy encircled by five Earth-sized planets, signalling that planets formed throughout the history of the universe.

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price

2015-01-27 07:37

Boeing and SpaceX capsules will beat Russia on price for US astronaut rides to the space station.

Watch asteroid in near earth flyby

2015-01-26 20:00

An asteroid the size of a mountain is shaving by Earth, in a rare type of flyby that will not be seen for another decade. WATCH

Pluto, smile for the camera!

2015-01-25 15:58

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its nine-year voyage to Pluto, and with just over 160 million kilometres to go, it's started photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet.

Missing spacecraft found - on Mars

2015-01-16 13:16

Britain's infamous "Beagle 2" spacecraft, once dubbed "a heroic failure" by the nation's Astronomer Royal, has been found on Mars.

SpaceX fails in landmark bid to recycle a rocket

2015-01-10 15:16

SpaceX says it has failed in a landmark attempt to recycle its Falcon 9 rocket, after the equipment collided with an ocean platform and broke to pieces.

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