Curiosity begins first Mars soil analysis
Posted: Sat, Oct 20 9:27 AM ET (1327 GMT)
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has deposited a sample of Martian soil into one its instruments for analysis, project scientists said this week. The sample...
Orbital pushes back first Cygnus ISS mission to next year
Posted: Sat, Oct 20 8:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced this week that it has rescheduled the first mission to the International Space Station of its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the...
New model explains formation of the Earth's Moon
Posted: Sat, Oct 20 8:47 AM ET (1247 GMT)
Scientists this week reported that they have developed new models of the formation of the Earth's Moon that reconciles one of the leading explanations...
Earth-sized planet found at Alpha Centauri
Posted: Wed, Oct 17 8:02 AM ET (1202 GMT)
Astronomers announced Tuesday they have evidence for a planet the mass of the Earth closely orbiting one of the stars in the Alpha Centauri system,...
Proton returns to flight with successful Intelsat launch
Posted: Mon, Oct 15 6:22 AM ET (1022 GMT)
Two months after a launch failure, the Proton rocket returned to flight Sunday with the successful launch of a communications satellite for Intelsat. The Proton...
Endeavour arrives at Los Angeles museum home
Posted: Mon, Oct 15 6:11 AM ET (1011 GMT)
The space shuttle Endeavour completed a 20-kilometer trek across the city of Los Angeles on Sunday, arriving at the museum that will be its...
China launches experimental satellites
Posted: Sun, Oct 14 10:34 AM ET (1434 GMT)
A Chinese rocket placed a pair of technology demonstration satellites into orbit on Sunday. The Long March 2C lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch...
Soyuz launches Galileo satellites
Posted: Sat, Oct 13 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a pair of Galileo navigation satellites for Europe on Friday, allowing on-orbit testing of the planned system to begin. The...
Sarah Brightman to go to ISS
Posted: Thu, Oct 11 7:24 AM ET (1124 GMT)
Singer Sarah Brightman will travel to the International Space Station as a space tourist, she and Space Adventures announced on Wednesday. Brightman will take a...
Dragon arrives at ISS
Posted: Thu, Oct 11 7:09 AM ET (1109 GMT)
The crew of the International Space Station successfully berthed a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the station on Wednesday. The Dragon spacecraft, launched Sunday night on...
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