October 3, 2014

Astronaut Alexander Gerst set for spacewalk

SA astronaut Alexander Gerst has spent four months in the relative safety of the International Space Station but on Tuesday he will venture into open space […]
October 2, 2014

Why Boeing Beat SpaceX in NASA's Space-Taxi Contest

Boeing Co. BA -2.13% received consistently higher rankings than Space Exploration Technologies Corp. during NASA’s recent multibillion-dollar competition to build “space taxis,” according to an internal agency document. The memo—dated Sept. 15 […]
October 1, 2014

Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans

Nasa’s plans to work on two new commercial spacecraft face a delay following a formal protest about the contract award process. The complaint has been filed […]
September 29, 2014

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drills first hole into Martian mountain

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover drills first hole into Martian mountain to learn about how the world once ‘capable of hosting life’ became the cold, dry landscape […]
September 28, 2014

Rosetta: Date fixed for historic comet landing attempt

The date has been fixed for Europe’s daring attempt to land on a comet: Wednesday 12 November. It will see the Rosetta satellite, which is currently orbiting […]
September 27, 2014

Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA Awards of Space Taxi Projects to Boeing, SpaceX

Sierra Nevada Corp. said it filed a formal protest over NASA’s choice of Boeing Co.BA +1.22% and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to separately build, test and operate commercial space taxis, […]
September 26, 2014

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from […]
September 25, 2014

Curiosity Finds a Weird 'Ball' on Mars

If there’s one thing to be said for Curiosity’s mission on Mars so far, it certainly hasn’t been boring. Although the six-wheeled rover has taken thousands […]
September 24, 2014

Rodents Arrive at International Space Station Aboard SpaceX Dragon

Twenty rodents were among the cargo that arrived at the International Space Station today aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule. The reusable Dragon spacecraft, which is on […]