NASA lets you listen to sounds meant for aliens
NASA lets you listen to sounds meant for aliens

 Now you can listen to sounds which are meant for aliens to hear as NASA has posted the 'Golden Record' on online audio distribution platform Soundcloud.

Metal foams capable of shielding radiation developed

 Lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions, says a study.

New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto
New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission
First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation onto NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx).

New antenna to make spaceship landing safer

There's a new way now to maintain communication with spacecraft -- sometimes lost for several moments -- as they re-enter the atmosphere.

NASA lander to carry tiny spacecrafts for Mars fly-by
NASA lander to carry tiny spacecrafts for Mars fly-by

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars - a stationary lander in 2016 - the flight will include two revolutionary CubeSats.

Cassini probe gets final close-up of Saturn's oddball moon Hyperion
Cassini probe gets final close-up of Saturn's oddball moon Hyperion

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its latest and final flyby of Hyperion, Saturn's oddball moon.

Methane may power future manned mission spacecraft to Mars
Methane may power future manned mission spacecraft to Mars

Scientists are planning to develop new next-generation rocket engines that will help getting mass to Mars and Moon.

Graphene may be used to build fuel-free spacecraft

The wonder material graphene may be used to build fuel-free spacecraft that runs on just sunlight, researchers say.

NASA's Cassini to take one last look at Saturn's moon Hyperion

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will take final close-up look at Saturn's huge and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion on May 31.

ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission
ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission

After India's much hailed successful missions to the Moon and Mars that boosted its global standing in space, the next inter-planetary expedition to be launched is under discussion, according to ISRO.

NASA mission spots all Pluto family members
NASA mission spots all Pluto family members

For the first time, NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft has photographed Kerberos and Styx - the smallest and faintest of Pluto`s five known moons.

Russian spacecraft burnt up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere
Russian spacecraft burnt up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere

An out-of-control unmanned Russian spacecraft on Friday burnt as it re-entered the Earth`s atmosphere, a media report said.

NASA seeks public inputs for longer human stay on Mars
NASA seeks public inputs for longer human stay on Mars

The US space agency has sought ideas from people about what is necessary to ensure a continuous human presence on the Red Planet.

SpaceX to test life-saving crew capsule next week

SpaceX is set to blast off a crew capsule on May 6 to test an astronaut rescue system designed to save lives in case of an emergency in a human spaceflight, NASA said.

NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay
NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay

While NASA has achieved the impossible by flying four identically equipped spacecraft together to capture 3D views of subtle magnetic interactions in space, the $1.1 billion mission is set to beam back valuable data beginning September this year.

NASA probe nearing close encounter with unexplored Pluto
NASA probe nearing close encounter with unexplored Pluto

The first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in the solar system’s frozen backyard, is still three months away from a close encounter, but already in viewing range, newly released photos show.

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS
Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said.
 

International Space Station boosts orbit to dock new spacecraft
International Space Station boosts orbit to dock new spacecraft

The International Space Station (ISS) has raised its orbit, placing it in the correct orientation for the docking of a new Soyuz spacecraft carrying crew next week.

NASA tech for safe and precise spacecraft landing
NASA tech for safe and precise spacecraft landing

NASA has successfully tested new cutting-edge technologies that would enable spacecraft to land at a specific location on Mars or any other planetary body with more precision than ever before.