NASA has selected 13 experimental space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 and 2014, allowing them to demonstrate their technologies before committing them to space.
NASA has found evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars, giving scientists a better understanding of the early evolution of the Red Planet.
We've all seen the streaks of light in Star Wars that have become an iconic visualization of what faster than light travel would look like, but alas, science has stepped in to show us what it would actually look like.
Astronomers have discovered the largest single structure in the universe, a collection of quasars which form a single entity; and it is terrifyingly large.
NASA recently started the liquidation of all the former Space Shuttle program assets located at the Kennedy Space Center. While anyone may bid on the assets, NASA is hoping more private space agencies will move in.
Commercial space firm SpaceX will send humans into space by 2015, according to a company executive, marking another major leap forward in the private space exploration industry.
We might have survived the Mayan apocalypse, but doomsayers will have plenty more to talk about, thanks to a whopping 900-foot wide asteroid that will skirt close to the Earth tonight and may crash directly into the planet in 2036.
NASA researchers analysing a small meteorite believed to have come from the surface of Mars have found a substantial amount of water, providing yet another inkling into the geology of the nearby planet.
When it comes to science there is no getting around the fact that it was a pretty spectacular year. From the fantastic landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover to the announcement of the discovery of the long-anticipated Higgs boson it seemed that every day was bringing science geeks something new to be excited about. Will
A Canada-based technology company called UrtheCast will soon be providing near-live HD video of Earth from space. The video will come from 2 cameras mounted on the Russian side of the International Space Station.
There's no doubt that 2012 was an incredible year for NASA especially after pulling off the landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars where it has been moving slowly towards one of its main objective while conducting some rather important scientific exploration as it goes. If the Mars rover program so far is any indication
China has officially opened up their domestic satellite navigation network, called 'Beidou', for public use in the Asian-Pacific region. Russia, the E.U. and the U.K. are also working on even larger GPS projects of their own.
Scientists working at General Electric (GE) have made a number of modifications to Santa's sleigh, making it faster, smarter and more energy-efficient.
NASA has crashed two probes into a mountain on the Moon in a controlled mission that ends their year-long attempts to map Earth's sattelite.
NASA has developed colour-changing lights for use on the International Space Station (ISS) that can help make astronauts fall asleep, addressing a significant issue of insomnia in space.
It is a long and hard road preparing any new spacecraft to face the rigors of launching and of returning from space, but slowly the pieces are coming together for NASA's next adventure into space as the agency begins to put the Orion capsule in shape for its first test flight in 2014.
NASA has released a video explaining why the world will not end on 21 December 2012, as many people believe.
The Cassini space probe has just found a river on Saturn's moon Titan. Outside of earth, it is the longest river found in the solar system thusfar.
The controversial satellite launched by North Korea is now out of control, flying haphazardly around the planet risking collisions with other satellites
The US military has launched a rocket containing a small space shuttle from Cape Canaveral in Florida as part of an ongoing top secret test programme.