Jun 17, 2016

Delayed ExoMars mission gets €77 million boost

The second part of a delayed joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has received a crucial €77 million ($86 million) cash injection, the European Space Agency said Thursday. In the first phase, the European Space Agency (ESA) and its Russian ...

NASA inflates spare room on International Space Station

May 29, 2016

NASA inflates spare room on International Space Station

NASA expanded and pressurized an add-on room at the International Space Station on Saturday, two days after aborting the first attempt when it ran into problems. The flexible habitat, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), completed slowly extending 67 inches (170 centimeters) ...

May 23, 2016

India's reusable minispace shuttle in successful test launch

India successfully launched its first model space shuttle Monday, a top official said, as New Delhi joined the race to develop a reusable rocket to make space travel easier and cheaper. The winged shuttle blasted off on a rocket from the southeastern spaceport of ...