Expedition 30 Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko works during his spacewalk outside the International Space Station in this image from NASA TV, February 16, 2012.

Spacewalkers Prepare Russian Module for Dumping

A pair of Russian cosmonauts floated outside the International Space Station on Thursday to prepare for the removal of a Russian docking module due to be flown into the atmosphere for incineration next year.
Space Junk

Space Junk to be Blasted with Swiss-Made CleanSpace One Satellite [VIDEO]

Space junk now in Earth's orbit will be blasted into dust by a new Swiss satellite called the CleanSpace One, and its mission is a critical one. NASA says nearly 95 percent of the objects in the above picture are junk. Though Switzerland is not responsible for adding to that amount of space debris, they aim to be the ones cleaning it up. The Swiss Space Center is building the CleanSpace One satellite for the express purpose of finding, collecting and destroying not functional satellites and o...
The Anonymous Flag

Anonymous, Hackers Take Credit for Knocking NASDAQ Website Offline, Announce 'Global Internet Blackout' for March 31

A group of ‘hacktivists’ calling themselves L0NGwave99 took on the stock exchange earlier this week after announcing their intentions on Sunday. Through coordinated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS ) attacks the group, which acted in conjunction with the formless and international hacker collective Anonymous, and in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, temporarily shut down the public websites for NASDAQ, BATS stock exchange and the Chicago Board options Exchange (CBOE).
The space shuttle Atlantis is moved towards the huge Vertical Assembly Building for work in its decommissioning at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Florida, January 20, 2012.

Obama Wants $2.1 Billion for NASA's Florida Spaceport

President Barack Obama's proposed 2013 budget for NASA boosts spending at the Kennedy Space Center, which bore the brunt of job layoffs at the end of the space shuttle program last year, the center director said on Tuesday.
Oldest supernova

NASA Unveils Image of 185 AD Supernova

The spectacular image, which combines data captured by four telescopes, depicts the celestial event which Chinese astronomers witnessed in 185 AD. The mysterious phenomenon, termed as guest star, remained in the sky for eight months, they had noted.
Helium Balloons

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Shoppers In For a Deflating Surprise

Last minute Valentine's Day gift shoppers hoping to surprise their paramours with a bouquet of balloons are in for a deflating surprise this year. A global helium shortage is causing supply-chain disruptions for gift shop owners, raising the possibility that there won't be enough of the lighter-than-air gas to fill out the tens of thousands of foil hearts, flowers and puppies gifted every February 14.