December 3, 2012

Russian-made rocket lifts observation satellite into orbit

KOUROU, French Guiana — A Russian-made rocket has put an observation satellite into orbit after blasting off from a European space consortium’s launchpad in French Guiana. […]
December 2, 2012

Lawmakers want NASA center renamed after Neil Armstrong

An effort to rename a NASA flight research center after the late moonwalker Neil Armstrong was relaunched this week in Congress. U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, […]
December 2, 2012

Do Robots Rule The Galaxy?

Astronomy news this week bolstered the idea that the seeds of life are all over our solar system. NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft identified carbon compounds at Mercury’s […]
December 1, 2012

Astronaut, cosmonaut to spend year on space station as prelude to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A former space shuttle commander whose twin brother is married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attempt the longest spaceflight ever by […]
December 1, 2012

Space telescope spies vast, cometary debris in distant star systems

Peeping into the vastness of our galaxy, NASA reported that the Herschel space telescope of the European Space Agency (ESA) took images of vast comet belts […]
December 1, 2012

Japan's space agency says computer virus may have caused leak of data on its Epsilon rocket

TOKYO – Japan’s space agency says it is investigating a possible leak of data about its Epsilon rocket due to a computer virus. The Japan Aerospace […]
November 30, 2012

Anywhere on Earth in four hours?

Top-secret Skylon space plane could replace jets and rockets, company claims… LONDON — A small British company with a dream of building a re-usable space plane […]
November 30, 2012

Everybody Chill, NASA Says: No Martian Organics Found

Relax everyone. There are no little green men or even a hint of organics on Mars… not yet, anyway. “Everybody, chill,” Tweeted the Curiosity rover today. […]
November 30, 2012

NASA probe delivers surprise, finds organics, ice on Mercury

Scientists believe material came millions of years ago on comets, asteroids Despite searing daytime temperatures, Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, has ice and frozen […]