Data collected during Curiosity's journey to Mars shows radiation exposure will present a major challenge for manned interplanetary missions. Bad news for those of you who want to go to Mars in the next
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Radiation levels measured by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover show astronauts likely would exceed current U.S. exposure limits during a roundtrip mission to Mars, scientists
To protect the psyches of future space travelers, NASA might deck them out in wearable sensors that spot meltdowns before they happen Sometime within the next two decades, a select cadre of men and women
Since it was found in 1911, an Egyptian iron bead has sparked wonder and debate over how it was produced — made around 3,300 BC, it predates the region's first known iron smelting by thousands of years.
Two months after unveiling an ambitious asteroid mining plan, billionaire-backed startup Planetary Resources decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign. "We've had so many people writing us and saying 'Hey,
How'd they do it? The crew of Expedition 36 aboard the Soyuz TMA-09M set a record for the fastest trip ever to the International Space Station. From launch to docking, the trip took 5 hours and 39 minutes.
The left-hand seat carries a lot of responsibility "If it happens, it happens quite soon," says Luca Parmitano. "There may be a motion you do with your head, and before you know it you are barfing in barf
A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study. When NASA sends a rocket out to tow an asteroid into Earth orbit, it'll be ion propelled. Ion propulsion engines harness
Two broken reaction wheels have paralyzed NASA's premier planet-hunting telescope. Can it be salvaged? From its orbit around the sun 40 million miles from Earth, the Kepler space telescope stares toward
NASA won't be printing out pizzas on Mars anytime soon, but the space agency is paying out $125,000 to study the use of 3-D printing technology for food preparation in space. "We will be building the for
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - In a scene right out of Star Trek, a Texas company is developing a 3-D food printer for astronauts to create custom meals on the fly. Tourists take pictures of a NASA
NASA has been on a roll with Google+ lately, hosting several video Hangouts with astronauts live from outer space. But today, things will be coming back down to Earth for a change, and The Verge will in