More than 300 US citizens reported seeing a blazing ball of light streak across the night sky last weekend, with some observers seeing a flash that was so bright that it briefly turned night into day.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed a hands free device that will allow their astronauts to consult audio manuals, videos, and ground control on demand inside their spacesuits and while floating around the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA officially announced today that private companies Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Boeing aerospace will be the lucky pioneers who will be bringing human space travel back to the United States and into the private sector.
If a dangerous meteorite comes heading Earth's way, there's actually only a 10 percent chance that experts behind NASA's near-Earth object (NEO) tracking program will even notice it in time to warn an endangered public.
As autumn approaches, the International Space Station (ISS) can soon expect some care-packages from NASA - namely loads of next generation lab technology that will drastically improve the United States National Laboratory.
Just last week, Elon Musk revealed that one of his main goals for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is to eventually build a city on Mars, ushering in an age when humanity is a multi-planet dwelling species.
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old was recently discovered, and is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, according to scientists.
After considerable deliberation, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission team has finally chosen the spot where the Philae Lander will set down. The lander will detach from the Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft and alight onto the carefully selected part of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko this November.
What do you need to make the "world's most powerful" space rocket? The world's largest welder of course! NASA officially opened the Vertical Assembly Center, the largest spacecraft welding tool ever made, at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans this past week, paving the way for the next stage in crafting the groundbreaking SLS.
After some significant difficulties and a major detour along the way, the NASA's latest Mars rover, Curiosity, has made it to the next major landmark of its ongoing journey across the Red Planet's surface.
Particularly low gravity can confuse the brain, making it harder to tell up from down despite what your eyes are telling you. That can make moon walks a lot harder than astronauts make it look.
Now retired astronaut Frank Culbertson was the only American not on the planet the day of the 9/11 strike, but that certainly doesn't mean that he didn't feel the impact of this tragedy. In fact, as he recalls in letters and a recent video, hearing about the attack from so far away was a profoundly heart-wrenching experience.
We may be due for the consequences of an intense solar storm passing over the Earth tomorrow after what NASA is calling a "significant" solar flare burst from the Sun yesterday afternoon.
Three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) touched down on solid earth for the first time in 169 days on Wednesday, marking an end to one of the most intensive research stints that NASA astronauts and Roscosmos cosmonauts have ever been on.