| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:27 AM
NEW DELHI — India is set to launch a space mission to Mars on Tuesday that, if successful, would beat China to the punch, although some wonder whether the undertaking is the best use of money when many Indians lack food, clean water or basic...
| 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...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:58 AM
SpaceX launched its reusable 10-story Grasshopper rocket more than 2,440 feet in a flight to test technologies needed to one day return a rocket back to Earth intact.
During the flight, the rocket blasted off, hovered and landed safely on the launch...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:24 PM
When it comes to studying the region of interstellar space just beyond our solar system, nothing seems to work quite the way scientists imagined.
Take Voyager 1 for example. The spacecraft has confounded and delighted researchers for several years...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Good news, space-loving hipsters: NASA has joined Instagram.
As of Friday morning, you won't have to go hunting around the Internet for all those images of galaxies that look like animals, rockets about to launch, and Curiosity's adventures on Mars....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Tens of thousands of spectators crowded sidewalks and rooftops last October as the space shuttle Endeavour crawled across the streets of Los Angeles and Inglewood, an overwhelming welcome home for the retired spacecraft.
Two weeks later, when the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet.
The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:00 AM
A commercially built spacecraft packed with cargo is now hurtling at 17,500 mph through outer space on course to rendezvous with the International Space Station.
The capsule was launched Wednesday atop a 13-story rocket off the coast of Virginia at 7:58...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:46 PM
British billionaire Richard Branson's commercial space venture Virgin Galactic took one step closer to carrying tourists into space with its latest supersonic test flight.
On Thursday, the company's rocket plane went Mach 1.43 in the skies above the...