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Crew 'returns to Earth' after simulated Mars mission on Hawaiian volcano

 

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Europe launches last resupply ship to space station

An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America late Tuesday bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space...

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back to the 18th...

Space geckos at risk as Russia loses control of satellite

Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small...

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could...

'Challenges' in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for...

Milky Way telescope ready after glitches

A billion‑dollar telescope designed to provide the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way is ready to start work after teething problems, the...

NCAA to settle head injury suit with $70 million fund

NCAA to settle head injury suit with $70 million fund

Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off‑Earth distance traveled. NASA officials said...