Commercial space travel will be up and running by 2014, according to Sir Richard Branson, that is.
The resupply spacecraft Cygnus is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday -- a week later than originally expected.
Through the unprecedented alignment of six Earth-orbiting spacecraft and NASA's lunar orbiter mission ARTEMIS, researchers say they have finally discovered the source of space weather near Earth.
After analyzing soil and rock samples collected on Mars by the Curiosity rover, scientists have discovered the Red Planet has a type of rock that's unlike most known Martian rocks, yet surprisingly similar to a rare type of oceanic rock found on Earth.
NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered a surprising amount of water hidden in the dirt on Mars, according to a study published in the journal Science.
Three new crew members were welcomed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday shortly after midnight following a successful launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
After decades of searching, astronomers have discovered a star that, in a manner reminiscent of Jekyll and Hyde, alternates between two identifies -- that of emitting X-rays on the one hand, and radio on the other. The discovery, according to those behind it, marks an intermediate phase in the life of pulsars, or rapidly spinning neutron stars.
Astronomers have found an ultra-compact galaxy in the universe using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. The density of this galaxy is about 15,000 times greater than Milky Way and is now considered to be the most crowded galaxy in the local universe.
Final preparations are underway for the launch of three additional crew members headed for the International Space Station.
The supermassive black hole located at the center of the Milky Way galaxy erupted in a massive explosion 2 million years ago, according to a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal.
More than 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists have joined together to help produce a catalog containing data on an excess of 300,000 galaxies.
The moon just got younger. A new study suggests that the moon is about 4.4 to 4.45 billion years old, almost 100 million years younger than what it was previously estimated to be.
Hundreds of people across Texas reported seeing a bright ball of light streak across the sky around 9 p.m. Saturday.
A new study has revealed the source of an unusual ring of radiation that developed last September, encircling the Earth for a month before disappearing as mysteriously as it appeared.