December 18, 2014

Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

Nasa’s Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars – a gas that could hint at past or present life on the planet. The robot sees very […]
December 17, 2014


During the next flight, SpaceX will attempt the precision landing of a Falcon 9 first stage for the first time, on a custom-built ocean platform known as […]
December 16, 2014

Cold War in space? Russia says it is considering building own space station

Did we just enter a new Cold War? On Monday, the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, confirmed that it is considering building its own space station.   […]
December 15, 2014

Amazing Up Close Videos Capture Orion’s Final Descent, Splashdown and Ocean Recovery

Relive the final moments of the first test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecrafton Dec. 5, 2014 through this amazing series of up close videos showing the spacecraft plummeting back […]
December 13, 2014

Outer-space delivery service offers ‘moon mail’ to fund lunar rover

PITTSBURGH – An outer-space delivery firm that is working with Carnegie Mellon University to put a privately owned lunar rover on the moon is offering to […]
December 11, 2014

NASA's New Space Launch System Mega Rocket Won't Fly Until 2018

NASA’s new mega rocket will likely not make its first test launch until at least mid-2018, a top agency official told a U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. […]
December 10, 2014

Phew! Giant Asteroid Not a Threat to Earth, NASA Says

Claims that Russian scientists have discovered a huge asteroid that could threaten Earth in the near future are just not correct, according to NASA. Recent news reports from […]
December 9, 2014

Curiosity Mars rover 'solves mountain riddle'

Scientists working on Nasa’s Curiosity rover think they can now explain why there is a huge mountain at the robot’s landing site in Mars’s Gale Crater. […]
December 8, 2014

After 9-year journey, NASA spacecraft awakes to begin Pluto mission

A spacecraft travelling more than 4.6 billion kilometres from Earth has been brought out of “hibernation” as NASA prepares for its planned encounter with Pluto in […]