NASA?s Joseph Acaba, Two Russian Space Crew Land Safely In Kazakhstan
September 17 2012 1:14 AM
A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin landed on the Kazakh steppe at 8:53 local time (0253 GMT) Monday.
Bill Moggridge Dead At 69: How The Inventor Of The First Laptop Changed Computers Forever
September 10 2012 3:58 PM
Bill Moggridge, inventor and designer of the first laptop, died on Sept. 8, 2012. He died from cancer at the age of 69, according to an announcement by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, where he worked as director.
Neil Armstrong: Aldrin, Collins And Other Space Heroes Join His Relatives In Memorial Service (PHOTOS)
September 01 2012 2:42 AM
Friends, relatives and fellow astronauts attended a private memorial service for Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati Friday.
NASA Spacecraft Captures Spectacular Photos of Saturn And Titan, Show Seasonal Shifts On The Ringed Planet [PHOTOS]
September 01 2012 2:41 AM
Scientists have released spectacular photos of the ringed planet Saturn and its largest moon Titan, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Sends Back First Full-Color Panorama Of Mars
August 30 2012 3:48 PM
NASA's Curiosity rover is really beginning to pay off. Since setting up its high-definition cameras, the Mars rover has been sending back amazing views of the fourth planet. Now, NASA has assembled a high-quality panorama of the Martian surface, and the results are amazing.
Melting Sea Ice: Bad For Polar Bears, Good For China
August 30 2012 12:41 PM
As climate change warms the world's oceans and Arctic sea ice recedes to its lowest -ever recorded levels, China has taken advantage of it -- and may soon reap commercial benefits
Tatooine-Like Planet Kepler-47, Orbiting Two Suns, Discovered
August 29 2012 9:39 PM
For the first time astronomers have discovered that a tatooine-like planet, Kepler-47, orbits two suns-- SPACE reported. It's similar to Luke Skywalker's twin-suns-solar-system.
Climate Change Deniers Tend To Embrace Free Market, Conspiracy Theories, Study Finds
August 29 2012 4:32 PM
What do conspiracy theorists and free market ideologues have in common? They both deny climate change, according to a recent psychological study conducted b y the University of Western Australia.
Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Sets Record Low
August 28 2012 4:09 PM
A prominent pediatric organization points to circumcision's health benefits, but stops short of decreeing that all male infants should go under the knife.
Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Crewmate Of Armstrong And Aldrin, Quietly Carries The Fire
August 27 2012 7:40 PM
Michael Collins, sometimes called the "forgotten astronaut," flew with Buzz Aldrin and the late Neil Armstrong in Apollo 11, but never set foot on the moon.
‘Mars Hoax Day’ Makes It Yearly Debut, The Facts About The Red Planet On August 27
August 27 2012 10:01 AM
When August 27th rolls around each year, many are led to believe it is "Mars Hoax Day," a time of year when the red planet comes so close to Earth that it appears as large as the full moon in the night sky. However, the hoax is just that. A hoax.
Who Was Neil Armstrong? Odd Facts About The Apollo 11 Commander
August 25 2012 6:57 PM
Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday, was one of the great American heroes of the 20th century. There was much more to him than the Apollo 11 mission, though, like having his hair stolen and that he described himself as a "nerdy engineer."
Richard Nixon's (Undelivered) Men-On-The-Moon Speech
August 25 2012 6:11 PM
In honor of Neil Armstrong's passing, take a look at an odd and haunting piece of alternate history: a speech written for President Nixon in the event Armstrong was stranded on the moon. Luckily, Armstrong survived the mission and lived out the rest of his days in peace on Earth. But this letter shows a shocking look at what could have happened if the first man on the moon never came back.
Obama, Romney React To Neil Armstrong's Death
August 25 2012 5:49 PM
Both Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney expressed sorrow at the news that Neil Armstrong, an American hero, died Saturday. Armstrong had previously criticized Obama for canceling scheduled explorations into space.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong Pictures Through The Years [PHOTOS]
August 25 2012 4:01 PM
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, started his career in aeronautics in the Navy and flew jets during the 1950s.
- 'One Small Step For Man, One Small Step For Mankind' - Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dead At 82
August 25 2012 3:41 PM
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died at 82.
Synthetic Biology Aims To Turn Cells Into Chemists Producing Treatments For Diabetes And Cancer -- And Easing Journeys To Mars
August 25 2012 2:12 PM
Researchers working in the relatively new field of "synthetic biology" aim to make biological parts as standardized as screws and nails. They're on the precipice of being able to do great things and perhaps change the nature of medical treatments and space travel.
NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Makes First Movement On Red Planet, Begins Driving From Landing Site [PHOTO]
August 23 2012 4:53 AM
Being the first ever movement on the Martian surface, Curiosity's drive combined forward, turn and reverse segments, placing the rover approximately 20 feet (6 meters) from the spot where it landed Aug. 5.
Mars Rover Curiosity Landing: Watch NASA's First HD Video Of The Descent To Gale Crater [VIDEO]
August 22 2012 2:52 PM
More than two weeks after the Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars, NASA on Wednesday finally released a full-resolution video of Curiosity's descent to the red planet. You can view the video here, or at the bottom of this page.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Gears Up For Test Drive, Identifies Broken Sensor
August 22 2012 5:20 AM
NASA's Curiosity rover geared up for its first test drive August 22 over billion-year-old Mars rocks. This apart, the device's broken wind sensor was identified while scientists assured that it would not jeopardize Curiosity's mission of determining whether life could exist there.