Russia May Bring Forward Manned Launch After Rocket Failure

Russia said Friday it was likely to bring forward the flight of a new manned space mission to the International Space Station but postpone the launch of a cargo ship after a rocket failure that forced... Read more »

NASA’s 41-Year-Old Voyager 2 Probe May Be Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe that was launched in 1977 has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, indicating that it is near the interstellar space. Once Voyager 2... Read more »

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Probe to Asteroid Bennu Slows Down as It Nears Target

NASA’s first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, the OSIRIS-REx, has executed the first of a series of exercises to slow down the spacecraft’s speed to put it on course for its scheduled... Read more »

Deep Space Travel May Damage Astronauts’ Gut Functions

Exposure to galactic cosmic radiation during deep space travel, such as to Mars, might significantly damage gastrointestinal functions in astronauts, say researchers, led by one of an Indian-origin. The animal-based study also... Read more »

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Supply Engines for Vulcan Rocket

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, has won a contract to supply engines for United Launch Alliance’s massive Vulcan rocket, the companies said on Thursday. While Blue Origin... Read more »

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Marks 4 Years in Mars Orbit With a Selfie

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft released a selfie image of the spacecraft at Mars, celebrating its four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet. MAVEN’S selfie image looks at ultraviolet wavelengths of... Read more »

Google Admits to Secret China Search Project in US Senate Hearing

Without giving out much details about Google’sreported plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, a top company executive told lawmakers in the US it would follow its privacy... Read more »

Japan Lands 2 Robot Rovers on Asteroid Surface

The Japanese space agency said that it has made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid. “The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data,”... Read more »

New ‘Robotic Skins’ Can Assist Astronauts in Mars Exploration

Researchers have developed a new “robotic skins” technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable. The skins,... Read more »

New ‘Robotic Skins’ Can Assist Astronauts in Mars Exploration

Researchers have developed a new “robotic skins” technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable. The skins,... Read more »