American congressmen seem to be seriously interested in the idea of a space expedition in the course of which the spaceship will make flies around Venus and Mars.
NASA chief Charles Bolden said Tuesday the US space agency's relationship with Russia remained normal despite the ongoing international crisis in Ukraine.
The proposed 2015 federal budget for NASA includes money to keep the International Space Station running through at least 2024, NASA said Tuesday.
"Finding so many planetary systems that are so different from our own Solar System, it is great for science because it tells us that we don’t fully understand how planets formed and evolved," Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told The Voice of Russia.
NASA announced Wednesday the discovery of quite a batch of new planets, - 715, as against the total of about 1,000 planets that had been identified in our galaxy before Wednesday. NASA says four of those planets are in what is called the "habitable zone," which means the planets in question can potentially support life.
US astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to precisely measure the rotation rate of a neighboring galaxy for the first time, US space agency NASA said Tuesday.
NASA scientists were finally able to explain the origin of the mysterious rock shaped like a jelly doughnut that appeared near the rover Opportunity in early January.
The United States and France Monday unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet.
NASA astronauts have had a close shave at least seven times in situations similar to the one with the Columbia shuttle. But every time no one paid proper attention to the alarm signal and the crew was saved by a miracle, Journal of Management writes in a report. It has been 11 years since the shuttle catastrophe happened on February 1, 2003. All seven members of the crew died in the catastrophe.
The Curiosity Mars rover vehicle has damaged one of its wheels against a sharp rock. It happened when the rover was going through dunes to Aeolis, the central peak of the Gale crater.
Russian Anastasia Stepanova is through to the second round of applicant selection for the Mars One program. Anastasia, a Moscow resident, could end up among the 20 finalists that will embark on a one-way trip to the Red Planet. Igor Mitrofanov of the Space Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences told the Voice of Russia that the largest risk comes from a "very big radiation doze which will be accumulated during this trip."
Rhawn Joseph, a self-described scientist and author, has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court Northern District of California against NASA. He asserts that the white rock found by Mars rover Opportunity was alive. Joseph is looking for an order which would force NASA and Charles Boulden the administrator, to examine the rock more carefully.
A device created by Russian scientists is bidding for a chance to travel to Mars aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. In about five months or so, it will be clear whether NORD, the brainchild of the Moscow-based Space Research Institute, will participate in the mission. NASA launched a competition for Mars 2020 research proposals in September. By now, the application submission is already over.
NASA's 10-year-old Mars rover, Opportunity, has found evidence that life-friendly fresh water once pooled on the red planet's surface, reinforcing similar discoveries made by newcomer Curiosity on the other side of the planet, scientists announced. Rather than the chemical fingerprints of acidic, salty water found at previous sites, Opportunity discovered telltale clays called smectites that form in Ph-neutral water.
An unmanned rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday to put the newest member of NASA's space communications network into orbit.
NASA may have long-term plans to send humans to Mars, but this year the US space agency is turning its eyes back to Earth with five planned space missions to take a look at the home planet.
NASA scientists have been left baffled after discovering a mysterious looking “jelly donut rock” which showed up in front of the Opportunity rover. They claim the object is “like nothing we’ve ever seen before” on Mars.
A strange black and white stone has appeared out of nowhere near the Opportunity Mars Rover, which has not moved for more than a month already. The "guest" was noticed in the photos made by the Mars Rover by Vitaliy Egorov, a famous Russian "Martianologist blogger". (PHOTO)
The US resupply spacecraft Cygnus has successfully docked with the International Space Station. It was berthed with the help of a robotic manipulator that drew the space freighter to the American sector of the international space station.
A new US space freighter Cygnus is to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. The docking, which will last more than two hours, will begin at 05:00 EST (14:00 Moscow time) on Sunday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported.