The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft is carried by a helicopter during a test in Sparks, Nev. While disappointed it wasn’t selected, the company said it “commends NASA for initiating the effort” of securing companies to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.
Elon Musk, head of SpaceX, introduced the Dragon v2 capsule in May at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif.
Astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft for an evaluation at the company’s Houston Product Support Center.
The picks comprise a blend of old and new space know-how.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014 file photo taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is pictured from a distance of 285 kms. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a co…
BERLIN (AP) — Talk about a moving target.
HiRise has done it again - this time, capturing a photo of the NASA rover Curiosity payload descending toward the surface of Mars beneath its parachute.
PASADENA, Calif. — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.
On April 12, 1961, Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth.
Arizona's planetary scientists aren't at all surprised that the
Obama administration has canceled the rocketry program designed to
carry humans back to the moon by 2020.