Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying

2017-08-18 22:10

Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the US in 99 years.

Astronomers stunned by star 'nursery' age find

2017-07-27 22:45

Surprised astronomers have found stars of three different ages in a stellar "nursery" in the Milky Way, throwing into question the scientific consensus on how stars are formed.

Russian, French astronauts return from ISS

2017-06-02 20:19

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy have ended their marathon 196-day mission to the International Space Station.

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

2017-04-22 18:04

China's first cargo spacecraft has successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab, says the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

China launches first cargo spacecraft

2017-04-20 19:28

A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan.

France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon

2017-04-13 19:12

France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies says.

SpaceX hails 'revolution' after recycled rocket launch, landing

2017-03-31 15:45

SpaceX chief Elon Musk hailed a "revolution in spaceflight" after blasting off a recycled rocket for the first time, a feat that could dramatically lower the cost of space travel.

SpaceX poised to launch first recycled rocket

2017-03-30 16:11

SpaceX is poised to launch its first recycled rocket on Thursday, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April.

Living on Mars could solve Earth’s problems

2017-03-15 18:44

Mars One mission candidate Adriana Marais believes that finding a way to survive on the red planet could help humans solve Earth's current problems.

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at ISS

2017-02-23 17:29

An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts has arrived safely at the International Space Station.


Asteroid to pass between Earth, Moon

2017-08-10 21:54

A house-sized asteroid will shave past our planet on October 12, far inside the Moon's orbit but without posing any threat.

Growing risk of asteroid hitting Earth: scientists

2017-06-06 22:30

Czech astronomers say the risk is growing that Earth will be hit by an asteroid from a meteor stream known as the Taurids.

Cassini survives dive through Saturn's rings

2017-04-27 19:01

The NASA spacecraft Cassini has survived its plunge between the rings of Saturn and, after briefly going dark for the flyby, is communicating again.

Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS

2017-04-20 22:30

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian and an American has reached the International Space Station completing the first two-man flight to the ISS in over a decade.

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth

2017-04-14 18:20

An asteroid roughly 650m across and with a surface twice as reflective as that of the Moon, will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance, astronomers say.

Russians, American back on Earth

2017-04-10 22:00

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut have touched down safely in central Kazakhstan following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

US astronaut breaks record

2017-03-30 22:29

American astronaut Peggy Whitson has made history when she floated outside the International Space Station breaking the record for the most spacewalks by a woman.

SpaceX launches communications satellite

2017-03-16 16:06

SpaceX has successfully launched a communications satellite into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

When galaxies crash, black holes devour stars

2017-02-27 21:30

Supermassive black holes rip up and devour hapless stars a hundred times more frequently than thought, according to researchers.

SpaceX poised to leave for ISS to deliver cargo

2017-02-18 15:43

An unmanned SpaceX spaceship carrying food and equipment to the astronauts at the Space Station is poised to blast off.

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