NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer - a type of propellant - into the tanks of satellites in space today.
Once a year, Europe's experts in space medicine and astronaut medical support share their knowledge with future space medicine professionals during a week-long workshop at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
The deployment of miniature satellites from the International Space Station continued Thursday.
A new fleet of 28 small satellites, called Flock 1, may help provide a perspective of Earth to people like never before.
A prototype Mars parachute is pulled from the sky with a rocket sled.
One day, human activity will extend across the solar system. Scientists believe this will expand our understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live.
A NASA team made first contact with the National Science Foundation-funded Firefly spacecraft at 7:33 p.m. EST on Jan. 6, 2014.
Climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet could work in space as well as on Earth, ESA has shown, raising the prospect of hull-crawling automatons tending future spacecraft.
Are you a university student who dreams of using a world-class gravitational facility for experiments? If yes then ESA's Education Office wants to hear from you.
A new, low-cost cubesat mission will demonstrate technology needed to measure the absolute imbalance in the Earth's radiation budget for the first time.
The first free flight of a Morpheus prototype lander was conducted Dec. 10, 2013, at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
NASA engineers are developing climbing legs for the International Space Station's robotic crewmember Robonaut 2 (R2), marking another milestone in space humanoid robotics.
As satellites become more common, they face growing risk of colliding with space debris and even each other.
As the need for higher-resolution orbital imagery expands, glass mirrors are fast approaching the point where they will be too large, heavy and costly for even the largest of today's rockets to carry to orbit.
PhoneSat 2.4, NASA's next generation smartphone cubesat has phoned home. The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer.
The combination of globally distributed computing power and innovative analysis methods proves to be a recipe for success in the search for new pulsars.
An enthusiastic group of suborbital space researchers arrived at Spaceport America in New Mexico in early November to prepare and load their experiments on an UP Aerospace rocket that would place their technologies in a space-like environment where they will eventually operate.
Across Europe, more student teams than ever before are drawing up their plans for launching CanSats. These tiny 'satellites' fit into a drinks can yet perform a scientific 'mission' when launched from a small rocket.
Mission controllers have confirmed that a small satellite launched from the International Space Station last week has successfully entered its orbit.
Hi Keith: My research team and I are now camped on the shores of Lake Obersee, a few km NE of Lake Untersee in the mountains of Queen Maud Land.