The first GPS Navstar satellite is to go on display in the Time and Navigation exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. this month.
NASA and the US Air Force Research Laboratory have joined forces in the search for a next-generation processor to power the spacecraft computing needs of the future.
The biggest problem facing man's exploration of space, and traveling to even our closest planets like Mars, is the amount of time it takes. So any form of propulsion that makes those times shorter is very important, and interesting to NASA.
The Herschel space observatory has discovered an eerie dying solar system, complete with a debris disc and planets still orbiting an ever expanding and dying star.
The U.S. Navy says they will soon be using new type of powerful laser technology aboard their vessels in 2014. This announcement came not long after the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said they would be fitting lasers onto some jet aircraft in 2014 as well.
The Kepler telescope has observed the effects of a dead star bending the light of it's companion star, through the immense gravitational forces it harbors.
A US senator has revealed that NASA plans to capture an asteroid and place it in orbit for astronauts to explore in a later mission.
One of NASA's missions is to explore our planets and discover if there is, or was, any life on them–with Mars being the latest exciting frontier. However, Mars isn't the only one as a recent simulation experiment done here on Earth has shown that there are more possibilities than the red planet.
Scientists at the university of Auckland is proposing a new strategy for finding Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, and expects that there could be an estimated 100 billion such planets floating around.
An international team running the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) has announced the results of its search for dark matter during a CERN seminar. The team has discovered an excess of positrons in the flow of cosmic rays.
Europe has launched its first space-weather coordination center to prepare for solar storms or other activity which could cause problems on Earth.
The Russian Soyuz capsule has made a record breaking flight to the ISS in just one eighth the time it usually takes to get there
Easter falls on slightly different days every year, and due to an astronomical error which can be traced back over a thousand years, the date which we celebrate on can be as much as a month off.
SpaceX has safely and successfully completed its second cargo flight to and from the International Space Station, with the Dragon spacecraft landing in the Pacific Ocean with a payload of scientific research from NASA.
A recalculation of the humanity’s survival chances, according to the ‘Universal Doomsday Argument’, improves the odds of our long-term survival. On top of that, if we find a way to reduce existential threats, like asteroid strikes or nuclear wars, we can hope to be one of the long-lived civilizations of the universe.
Voyager 1, sent out into the great unknown some 35 years ago, has been on the verge of leaving the solar system for a few years. Now the indicators are finally beginning to mark the probe's location as beyond the influence of the sun.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for citizens to help it fly robotic aircraft, in efforts to improve the reliability of space flight.
Experiments on plants show that changes in gravity damage cells and cause ‘traffic jam’ on vital highways of the organism.
Just prior to having to put the Mars rover Curiosity into a slumber mode due to a bad software upgrade, the plucky explorer had completed one of its first serious missions – drilling into the surface of Mars and then analyzing the collected sample.
Astrobiologists have been studying a meteorite sample that hit Sri Lanka last year and have now announced that they have found fossils of extraterrestrial microbes in the rock.