space exploration

comet rendezvous

Comet Lander Makes Second Contact Since Waking Up

The Philae spacecraft broke its silence on Saturday by sending a signal back to Earth from the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

06/15/2015

NASA new horizons

How To Watch The NASA New Horizons Pluto Flyby

NASA is offering a livestream from mission control as images and data from Pluto are transmitted to Earth by the New Horizons spacecraft.

06/14/2015

soyuz

Three Space Station Astronauts Return Safely To Earth

American Terry Virts, Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, and Russian Anton Shkaplerov landed in Kazakhstan after 199 days on the station.

06/11/2015

pluto charon

NASA’s Hubble Shows Pluto’s Moons Tumbling In Chaos

Astronomers created computer simulations of Pluto’s moons using data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

06/04/2015

crew escape test

SpaceX Capsule Completes First Test Of Crew Escape System

A crash-test dummy was the only passenger as the space capsule launched itself out to sea and landed on the ocean using a system of parachutes.

05/06/2015

samantha christoforetti

Italian Astronaut Brews, Sips First Fresh Espresso In Space

Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the specially designed espresso-maker and sipped from a zero-g cup.

05/04/2015

A Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft blasts off for the International Space Station on March 28th, 2015. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Crew: Russia Spinning Supply Ship A Total Loss

An unmanned Russian resupply spacecraft spun out of control shortly after takeoff Tuesday, missing its scheduled rendezvous with the International Space Station.

04/29/2015

space station

SpaceX Shipment Arrives At Space Station

The International Space Station receives its first espresso machine, along with other equipment and supplies.

04/17/2015

hubble space telescope

Hubble Discovers Quasar Ghosts Dancing In Space

Glowing objects in deep space are believed to be glowing remnants of quasars.

04/03/2015

space exploration

NASA Decides To Capture Boulder, Not Whole Asteroid

NASA’s proposed mission would send a robotic spacecraft to remove a large boulder from an asteroid for later study by astronauts.

03/26/2015

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