June 25, 2013

Astronaut attends high school reunion from space

American Astronaut Karen Nyberg can add “farthest travelled” to her long list of awards and achievements this week after attending her 25th high school reunion, live via video […]
June 24, 2013

2 Russian Astronauts Tackle Chores in Spacewalk

Two space station astronauts took care of a little outside maintenance Monday. Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin replaced a main valve on the […]
June 24, 2013

NASA Astronaut Group 21: 8 Brave New Astronauts to Visit Asteroid — Then Mars

In October 2011, NASA began accepting applications for astronaut hires and after an extensive year-and-a half search, the NASA Astronaut Group 21 was formed from four women and […]
June 23, 2013

NASA Announces Winners of 2012 George M. Low Award

WASHINGTON — Two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service have been selected to receive NASA’s premier honor […]
June 23, 2013

Scotty's Ashes Are Beamed Up Into Space

The ashes of Star Trek‘s Scotty have boldly gone where few have gone before. James Doohan‘s cremated remains have been launched into space on board a […]
June 21, 2013

China Readying 1st Moon Rover for Launch This Year

As three Chinese astronauts zip around the Earth aboard a prototype space station, the country is gearing up to launch its first moon rover in the […]
June 20, 2013

Europe's IXV 'space wedge' performs drop test

A successful “drop test” has been conducted on Europe’s experimental re-entry vehicle, the IXV. A 1:1 scale model was released from an altitude of 3km by […]
June 19, 2013

NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge

WASHINGTON — NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. The challenge, […]
June 19, 2013

NASA’s Cassini To Reveal Pictures of Earth as 'Pale Blue Dot' Taken From Saturn

This simulated view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows the expected positions of Saturn and Earth on July 19, 2013, around the time Cassini will take Earth’s […]