Space-based observations have transformed our understanding of Earth, its environment, the solar system and the universe at large.
Tim Peake: Two nanosats Another 2 Nanosats launched this morning - spot #Gibraltar down there? Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image
Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new Carnegie Mellon University software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the Moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator.
After a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, NASA's two Nodes satellites were deployed on May 16 from the NanoRacks platform and into low-Earth orbit to begin their much anticipated technology demonstration.
In 2012, the students from St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia lined up in the shape of a space shuttle in the school parking lot and witnessed the flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it was being retired to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
When explorers first set out to discover new lands, they couldn't take everything they needed with them.
A drill designed to penetrate 1-2 m into the lunar surface is envisaged by ESA to fly to the Moon's south pole on Russia's Luna-27 lander in 2020.
Last month The Breakthrough Foundation announced its plans for humanity's first interstellar mission, Project Starshot. While much has ben written about that announcement, only the basic details behind the technology have been released. Until now.
Tim Peake: Great to see DIWATA-1, the first Filipino microsatellite, launched today from the International Space Station to observe Earth and climate change.
Recording of signal coming from student-built CubeSat OUFTI-1 which, as part of ESA's Education 'Fly Your Satellite!' programme, was launched on 25 April 2016 on the Soyuz VS14 flight from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
In a live space-to-ground test of humanrobot cooperation, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will control a rover on Earth on Friday from the International Space Station, helping prepare for future exploration missions.
For three student teams, the dream of building and working on a real space mission is coming true. A trio of student-built CubeSats were released into space as part of ESA's Education Office 'Fly Your Satellite!' programme.
Biologists around the world routinely perform gene expression analysis to better understand living systems.
The path for humans to Mars could be paved by University at Buffalo students.
Testing has started at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on a concept for a potentially revolutionary propulsion system that could send spacecraft to the edge of our solar system, the heliopause, faster than ever before.
Led by GomSpace in Denmark, GomX-3 is a 3-unit CubeSat mission to demonstrate aircraft ADS-B signal reception and geostationary telecommunication satellite spot beam signal quality using an L-band reconfigurable software-defined radio receiver.
Applications are now open for U.S. colleges and universities to compete for free CubeSat rides on United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rockets.
Once upon a time, only world superpowers could launch satellites. Now university students can do it as well!
NASA has awarded $30,000 each to the five top-scoring teams that competed in the latest segment of the agency's small satellite Cube Quest competition.
Less than a century ago, astronomers relied entirely on ground-based observations to further scientific study.