NASA screens new vehicle to send astronauts into space

NASA, which spends nearly $71 million for each one-way trip for astronauts to space using the Russian Space Shuttle, is planning for NextGen spacecraft that suits its needs.

Plans to send rats in space for longer duration: NASA

Rats have flown to space before but now NASA is planning to send them again to the space for longer periods.

Immune system becomes `confused` during spaceflight

A new study has revealed that spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station , leaving it "confused".

Cygnus cargo ship makes planned re-entry into Earth`s atmosphere

Orbital Sciences Corporation`s unmanned Cygnus cargo ship disintegrated Sunday morning as planned upon spectacular re-entry into Earth`s atmosphere after a month-long resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA wants you to identify night-time earth images

NASA has an amazing collection of thousands of night photos of the earth and now the US space agency has asked for the public inputs in categorising them and creating an open atlas.

ET fans accuse NASA of `hiding truth` about spotted UFO

Extraterrestrial fans have accused NASA of "covering up" the truth about a "flying disc", which was spotted on a live NASA space webcam.

Study warns of sleeping pill risk for astronauts

Widespread use of sleeping pills by slumber-deprived astronauts could hamper vigilance in the high-risk environment of space, a study warned on Friday.

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

Yes, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been working with the small free-flying robots since 2011. Now, they believe that these small spherical robots, which are being upgraded with the smartphones, will be able to perform the housekeeping jobs for them.

NASA sends odour-resistant dress for astronauts

NASA has sent an Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a Cygnus spacecraft stuffed with supplies for astronauts, including odour-resistant exercise clothing.

Orbital launches cargo ship to space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation today launched its unmanned Cygnus cargo carrier on a journey to resupply the astronauts living aboard the International Space Station.

Orbital poised to launch cargo ship to space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation is poised to launch on Sunday its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship packed with more than 3,000 pounds of supplies for astronauts at the International Space Station.

Orbital Sciences to launch next resupply mission to ISS on July 11

Orbital Sciences Corp has set July 11 as the next launch of their Antares rocket on the company’s second NASA-contracted resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

Now, just pinprick of blood could provide astronauts with correct medical diagnosis

ESA is building a prototype tester for crews on the International Space Station to provide diagnoses within a few minutes from a pinprick of blood.

SpaceX unveils its new space capsule `Dragon V2`

California-based company SpaceX on Thursday unveiled its new gorgeous spacecraft, `Dragon V2` at its headquarters amid glitz and glamour.

Russian-Western crew blasts off for ISS onboard Soyuz rocket

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian-Western crew blasted off Wednesday from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station, as space cooperation between Moscow and the West presses on despite their worst standoff since the Cold War.

High-tech cage to fly rats to ISS

Good news for astro-rats. They will now have a new high-tech cage to fly them to the International Space Station (ISS), courtesy NASA.

Russia developing manned space programme to replace ISS

Russia is developing a national programme of manned space explorations which will replace the International Space Station (ISS) programme after 2020, the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, said Thursday.

Russia`s withdrawal will not affect space station work: NASA chief

The head of NASA, Charles Bolden dismissed concerns that the friction between the US and Russia over crisis in Ukraine might spell the end of the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX Dragon returns to earth after successful ISS mission

SpaceX`s Dragon cargo capsule returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday one month after it was launched from Canaveral, Florida.

ISS crew lands safely in Kazakhstan after 188 days in space

Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) landed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday after 188 days in space, during which they orbited Earth more than 3,000 times and traveled almost 79.8 million miles.