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ASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos

Images taken with a telephoto-lens camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity catch the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, passing directly in front of …

Russian rocket engine export ban could halt US space program

Russia’s Security Council is reportedly considering a ban on supplying the US with powerful RD-180 rocket engines for military communications …

Flying above the Martian radar

The future of Mars exploration, it seems, is on wheels. The Mars rover Curiosity, and its elder, smaller counterpart Opportunity, have captured most …

Spaceport America awaits liftoff

“I’ve lived here nearly 20 years, and this is the greenest I remember,” remarked one passenger on a bus last month as it headed east from the town of …

New ISS Crew Mascot Will Be Black Toy Cat

STAR CITY, September 6 (RIA Novosti) – A toy black cat will be the new good-luck charm for the next crew on board the International Space Station …

Mars Curiosity Debuts Autonomous Navigation

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used autonomous navigation for the first time, a capability that lets the rover decide for itself how to drive safely …

We may all be Martians

New evidence has emerged which supports the long-debated theory that life on Earth may have started on Mars.<p>Professor Steven Benner will tell …

Japan's robo-astronaut takes 'one small step...'

A pint-sized android has uttered the first robotic words in space, showcasing Japan's drive to combine cutting-edge technology with cuteness.<p>The …

NASA Orders More Development Work Under Commercial Crew Contracts

WASHINGTON — NASA is stretching out the third phase of its Commercial Crew Program, providing an additional $55 million to three contractors for more …

Former Shuttle Pilot Johnson To Lead CASIS

WASHINGTON — More than a year after its first leader abruptly left the organization, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) …

Deviating from Curiosity Design Means Trouble for Mars 2020 Rover, Scientists Warn

WASHINGTON — A member of the team setting science objectives for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission warned colleagues that major upgrades are almost …

Virgin Galactic Stages Second Powered Flight of SpaceShipTwo

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic on Sept. 5 staged the second powered flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, firing the craft’s hybrid rocket …

Spacecraft Glitch Mars LADEE's otherwise Spectacular Nighttime Launch

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — After a near-perfect launch Sept. 6, NASA’s newest Moon probe has encountered its first glitch on the road to Earth’s nearest …

Ingredient for Life More Plentiful on Ancient Mars than Earth

NEW YORK — A key chemical ingredient for life may have been more abundant on early Mars than on early Earth, researchers say.<p>The nutrient in …

Meet Some of the People Seeking a One-way Ticket to Mars

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people are prepared to leave their families, jobs and lives behind for a one-way trip to Mars.<p>Mars One, a private …

O3b Forfeited September Launch Out of Abundance of Caution, CEO Says

PARIS — At least two of the four in-orbit satellites owned by startup broadband provider O3b Networks have exhibited minor power anomalies on their …

Budget Uncertainty Weighs on NASA and Space Industry

SAN DIEGO — “How many of you know what your budget is going to be next year? Raise your hand,” said Larry James, a retired Air Force lieutenant …

3 Senior Managers Fired Over Proton-M Crash

MOSCOW, August 23 (RIA Novosti) – Three senior managers at Russia’s Khrunichev space company were dismissed over a Proton-M space rocket’s crash last …

Russia, Europe Discuss Joint Missions to Jupiter’s Moon

ZHUKOVSKY, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s and Europe’s space agencies are considering teaming up to study the largest moon in the solar system, …

NASA’s Newest Astronauts Discuss Having ‘The Right Stuff’

WASHINGTON, August 20 (by Karin Zeitvogel for RIA Novosti) – NASA on Tuesday welcomed its newest astronauts – four men and four women who grew up on …

Russian Space Industry to Be Consolidated Within Year – Rogozin

MOSCOW, September 4 (RIA Novosti) – Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin confirmed plans on Wednesday to consolidate Russia’s space industry under a …

Russian Cosmonaut Bails Out of Upcoming Spaceflight

MOSCOW, September 5 (RIA Novosti) – An experienced Russian spaceman set to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015 suddenly tendered his …

Russia to Outdo NASA With ‘Space Toilet’

MOSCOW, September 6 (RIA Novosti) – A new Russian spaceship for trips to the moon or the International Space Station will have at least one crucial …

Bob Geldof set to travel into space

<b>The singer and campaigner Bob Geldof is to travel into space as a passenger on a commercial space flight.</b><p>Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) is hoping to launch 100 people into space in 2014 at the cost of $100,000 (£64,000) per ticket.<p>The first astronauts will travel 100km (62 miles) into space …

Space Travel

NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Completes Orbit and Entry Review

NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently reviewed the systems critical to sustaining crews in …

Neil Armstrong: One small friendship remembered

The first letter I ever received from Neil A. Armstrong was dated May 21, 1987. Earlier that month, I had sent his office a copy my recently …

To Mars, or, not to Mars?

“Mars tugs at the human imagination like no other planet. With a force mightier than gravity, it attracts the eye to the shimmering red presence in …