December 10, 2016

Dying Star Offers Glimpse of Earth's Doomsday in 5B Years

L2 Puppis is a dying star that once resembled our sun and it is showing us the stellar inferno that lies in store for our planet. […]
December 9, 2016

'Godspeed, John Glenn': Obama leads tributes to US astronaut

US President Barack Obama has led tributes to the astronaut and former senator John Glenn, who died on Thursday aged 95. Mr Obama said Glenn “lifted […]
December 8, 2016

John Glenn death: Pioneering US astronaut was 95

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, has died aged 95. The former Marine and US Senator is best known for circling the […]
December 8, 2016


THE FIRST IMAGES FROM THE PENTULTIMATE PHASE OF THE MISSION On November 30, the Cassini mission moved into its next, and second-to-last, phase. For the next […]
December 7, 2016

India's Mars Orbiter Mission Has a Methane Problem

The methane-detecting instrument aboard the ISRO MOM spacecraft has been re-purposed after NASA scientists uncovered a design flaw. More than two years after its pioneering Mars […]
December 6, 2016

Virgin Galactic's New SpaceShipTwo Flies in First Glide Test

Virgin is preparing to return to spaceflight after the fatal crash it suffered in 2014. Virgin Galactic has been understandably cautious since the fatal crash of […]
December 5, 2016

Europe to Fund ExoMars Rover Despite Lander Crash

The European Space Agency is also backing an International Space Station extension, but an ambitious asteroid deflection mission has been put on hold. The European Space […]
December 4, 2016

New SpaceShipTwo Flies Free for the First Time

Dozens more test flights will follow for the Virgin Galactic spaceplane “Unity” before paying passengers are aboard. Virgin Galactic’s new six-passenger SpaceShipTwo made its first glide […]
December 3, 2016

Want to Build a Rocket? There's an App for That

Long-time military contractor United Launch Alliance shows off a new, customer-friendly face. Hoping to cash in on its perfect flight record and precision orbital delivery services, […]