The annual Lyrid meteor shower is going to light up the night sky today, which is also Earth Day. Sky gazers and curious onlookers will be in store for a treat as this particular meteor happening is expected to peak on April 22, but will be able to seen for much of the rest of this week.
The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully reached the International Space Station Sunday, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.
John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
US private firm SpaceX on Friday launched its unmanned Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab, NASA said. After three earlier delays, the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon capsule finally blasted off as planned at 3:25 pm (19:25 GMT) from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward. Astronomers have found a star in our galaxy that may have liquid water and traces of life.
Although NASA has suspended cooperation with Russia, it still plans to retain a number of joint projects, including the ISS, the news chief for Media Services in External Relations at NASA, Allard Beutel, told the RIA Novosti news agency. NASA said last week it was suspending cooperation with Russia over the situation in Ukraine, with the exception of the ISS and meetings at international events in third countries. But the Roskosmos Russian Space Agency said on Friday that the US had softened its stand on space cooperation with Russia.
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is not stopping dialogue with its US partners and the position of the US Department of State on cooperation with Russia has softened, Roscosmos Deputy Director Sergei Savelyev said, according to Interfax.
NASA has been hard at work testing out a flying saucer it wishes to send on Mars missions in the future. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, created by the space agency, is scheduled to test the rocket-fueled machine and will launch it off to space in a few months. Should the launch-off be deemed as successful, the LDSD could be making its way to Mars and other planets, bringing large payloads to those areas of space.
NASA robot has snapped pictures showing glints of light on the Martian horizon, which some UFO enthusiasts have seized on as a sign of alien life on the Red Planet. Not so, said the US space agency.
The internet society has been amazed by the recent picture taken by US NASA's Curiosity rover. The shot appeared to show a beam of light emanating from the Red Planet's horizon, the British Register magazine reports. A NASA picture of a mysterious bright light on Mars has sparked the interest of UFO believers.
Russia's Roscosmos space agency is not preparing to retaliate against NASA in connection with the latter's imposition of sanctions, deputy head of Roskosmos Denis Lyskov said on Tuesday.
A mid-level flare, so-called M6.5, which erupted from the sun on April 2, 2014, is captured in the newly released video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It shows the flare in a blend of two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light: 171 Angstroms and 304 Angstroms, colored in yellow and red, respectively.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has no intentions at all of reviewing its space cooperation with Russia, despite the latter’s merger with Crimea and NASA’s recent announcement of pulling out from joint projects with Moscow, SpaceNews.com weekly reported referring to ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain.
NASA's withdrawal from communication with Russia would cause damage, first of all, to the US itself and its space programs. If someone may probably win anything from this withdrawal, this would be only a bunch of certain American private companies.
On April 1, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) marked the first anniversary of its space agency's founding by announcing the name and emblem for the organization: the National Aerospace Development Administration, or NADA.
The US Department of State didn’t call NASA to stop cooperation with Russia, Marie Harf, representative of the Department of State, says. “I know that there were mistaken statements yesterday that the Department of State called NASA to stop cooperation with Russia. Though I like to make orders to NASA, our department didn’t make such order,” Harf said.
NASA has been added to the list of US government agencies prohibited from contacting Russian government representatives over the Ukraine crisis. That’s according to a memo released on Wednesday. The directives come from Michael O’Brien, the agency’s associate administrator for international and interagency relations.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to extend effective contracts with companies Orbital Sciences and Space-X for cargo delivery to the International Space Station for next two years, the US aerospace agency stated on Monday, Russian news agency TASS reports.
A yard imitating Mars’s surface has been built in Stevenage, UK. It will be used to test the ExoMars rover, which is a European cousin of Curiosity. The yard is a 30m-long pit filled with 300 tons of sand. It is expected to help the ExoMars rover practice its navigating capabilities on the terrain, which comes complete with a kind of rocky obstacles.