| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Bright and early on Dec. 24, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins will head out of the International Space Station to continue an essential repair to the station's cooling system that began Saturday.
But first, they have to make a costume...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 1:11 PM
The first in a series of emergency spacewalks to fix a cooling system failure on the International Space Station went off without a hitch Saturday morning.
In fact, it went so well that the two spacewalkers, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A pair of NASA astronauts are gearing up for a trio of spacewalks to fix a cooling loop aboard the International Space Station. The three-part show will take place Saturday, Monday and Wednesday – Christmas Day.
Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 10:07 AM
BEIJING -- China landed an unmanned exploration vehicle on the moon Saturday, becoming the third country to do so after the United States and the former Soviet Union decades ago.
After days in orbit around the moon, the lunar probe known as Chang’...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:09 AM
I'm a huge NASA fan. Huge. In the past, the space agency has never failed to bowl me over. Curiosity. Wow. Hubble. Incredible. Space station. 925,000 pounds of awesome.
High-tech can-crushing tests? Meh. My problem with this worthy endeavor -- which...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It’s official: NASA astronauts will have to step out into space to fix a faulty cooling loop at the International Space Station. Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins will take on the task, which will probably take two spacewalks and could stretch to...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:44 PM
China’s Chang’e 3 spacecraft successfully touched down on the moon and deployed the "Jade Rabbit" rover, and now the pair have now sent their first images back to Earth.
The color photographs, which the rover and lander took of each other,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:12 PM
BEIJING – Chinese state media early Sunday began transmitting images and video taken by its moon rover, a gold-hued unmanned exploration vehicle named the Jade Rabbit after the story of a mythological Chinese moon goddess who kept a pet rabbit....
| 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...
| 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.,...
| 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...