| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:46 PM
With her long blond ponytail floating above her inside the International Space Station, astronaut Karen Nyberg calmly explains the challenges of quilting in weightlessness.
"Now that I've tried my hand sewing in space," she said in a video released...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Even the United Nations is taking the threat of asteroids hitting our planet seriously.
Last week, the U.N. General Assembly approved measures to coordinate detection and response to asteroid strikes that could level cities and possibly destroy our...
| Nov 2, 2013
Col. Chris Hadfield, who until recently was commander of the International Space Station, has a workout regimen that is out of this world.
Sorry. Couldn't resist. Hadfield's new book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth," goes into detail about...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:52 AM
[Updated, 10:41 a.m. Nov. 18: Success! The Atlas V rocket, carrying MAVEN on its mission to Mars, lifted off this morning just as the launch window opened.
Social media lighted up as the robotic explorer left the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. This is...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:26 PM
Four billion years ago, rivers and lakes dotted the surface of Mars, their waters reflecting puffy clouds drifting in a blue sky, scientists believe.
Now, it's a dry, rusty rock that's subject to fierce sandstorms, withering blasts of radiation and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Don’t be fooled – this epic video of plump clouds, clear lakes and gorgeous landscapes isn’t from some remote vacation spot on Earth. This could be what Mars looked like about 4 billion years ago, NASA scientists say.
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:20 PM
MOSCOW — The Russian relay ahead of the Olympic Games reached its peak Saturday, both figuratively and literally, as two Russian cosmonauts took the Olympic torch on a walk outside the International Space Station about 186 miles above Earth.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:00 PM
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The Olympic torch has arrived in outer space, and you can watch two cosmonauts take it out on a spacewalk, right here.
If you live on the West Coast, you are going to have to wake up early to enjoy the show. Russian...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:01 PM
NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has a message for the politicians in Congress squabbling over whether it’s more important to stall the Affordable Care Act or fund the federal government’s operations:
“Farewell, humans,” the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:17 PM
How old is the moon? Not as old as we once thought.
The moon is likely to be 4.4 billion to 4.45 billion years old, or about 100 million years younger than previously thought, according to new research by geochemist Richard Carlson of the Carnegie...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:07 PM
A commercially built rocket carrying a spacecraft packed with cargo is set to be launched off the coast of Virginia in a NASA test flight to the International Space Station.
The Antares rocket and Cygnus capsule, developed by Orbital Sciences Corp.,...