Boeing unveils Starliner space fleet

Sep 5, 2015

Boeing unveils Starliner space fleet

Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner. The aerospace giant announced the name of its future space fleet Friday. More than 200 people, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, NASA and Boeing officials, and a bevy of former astronauts, gathered at ...

Denmark's first astronaut arrives at ISS

Sep 5, 2015

Denmark's first astronaut arrives at ISS

The first Dane in space arrived on Friday at the International Space Station as part of a three-man team after an unusually long voyage from Earth, the Russian space agency said. Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen, accompanied by Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov ...

Aug 28, 2015

Chinese rocket fails, parts hit home

Debris from a rocket carrying a Chinese satellite into orbit crashed into a villager’s home minutes after the launch, local police and media reports said Friday. The parts plummeted to earth with a huge roar Thursday morning in Xunyang County in the northern province ...

Astronomers measure metamorphosis of galaxies

Aug 28, 2015

Astronomers measure metamorphosis of galaxies

From round disks to oval clusters, many galaxies have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past 8 billion years, researchers reported on Thursday. An international team looked at data on some 10,000 of the billions of galaxies in the universe and then used the ...

Ethiopia launches space program, the first in East Africa

Aug 26, 2015

Ethiopia launches space program, the first in East Africa

High above the crowded streets of Addis Ababa, among fields where farmers lead oxen dragging wooden plows, sits Ethiopia’s space program. Perched atop the 3,200-meter-tall (10,500-foot) Mount Entoto, two metal domes house telescopes, each a meter in diameter. Operational for only a few months, ...

Aug 15, 2015

Universe headed for an 'eternal doze' as energy slowly fades

The universe is experiencing a slow death, like a person resting on the sofa awaiting eternal sleep, according to astronomers from a project that measured the energy generated by 200,000 galaxies. The international team carried out the most precise measurements of energy generation in ...

Rosetta passes milestone as it tracks comet's sun run

Aug 14, 2015

Rosetta passes milestone as it tracks comet's sun run

The European space probe Rosetta captured a range of scientific data Thursday as it trailed an ancient comet past the sun which could help scientists better understand the origins of life on Earth. During its run before the sun the probe collected particles and ...

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 ...