Aug 6, 2015

Seats on Russian rockets will cost NASA $490 million

NASA told Congress on Wednesday that it will have to spend half a billion dollars to pay Russia to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden sent a letter to Congress saying the agency would need to pay $490 million ...

Japanese astronaut Yui reaches space station

Jul 23, 2015

Japanese astronaut Yui reaches space station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronauts from Japan, Russia and the United States arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday morning nearly six hours after liftoff from Kazakhstan. Their rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:02 a.m. Japan time and separated from ...

NASA spacecraft makes historic flyby of Pluto

Jul 14, 2015

NASA spacecraft makes historic flyby of Pluto

An unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto on Tuesday, making its closest approach in the climax of a decade-long journey to explore the dwarf planet for the first time, the U.S. space agency said. “The New Horizons spacecraft passes its closest approach mark at ...