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 ...

Jul 12, 2015

NASA craft discovers heart shape on Pluto

There’s a near-perfect heart shape on Pluto’s rusty red surface. The dwarf planet is dotted with bright points which may be ice caps, and a mysterious dark shape nicknamed “The Whale.” Scientists are seeing all this for the first time as a piano-sized NASA ...