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How a New Orbital Moon Station Could Take Us to Mars and Beyond

6 October, 2017 - 10:00
The dream of a human habitat in orbit about the moon came a step closer on September 27, when NASA and the Russian space agency (Roscosmos) signed up to a common vision for future human exploration.

United Arab Emirates to Establish Human Spaceflight Program

6 October, 2017 - 09:53
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to establish its own astronaut corps in the next year, seeking to fly its citizens into space on other nations' vehicles starting in the early 2020s.

Could StarTram Revolutionize Space Travel?

6 October, 2017 - 09:52
In 2001, James Powell teamed up with George Maise, an aeronautical engineer and 23-year veteran of Brookhaven National Laboratory, to put forth an idea to revolutionize space launches: StarTram.

Draconid Meteor Shower 2017: Unpredictable 'Shooting Star' Display Peaks This Weekend

6 October, 2017 - 08:45
The Draconid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but don't get your hopes up for a spectacular sky show.

Bird Photobombs the Space Station and Sun in Awesome Photo

6 October, 2017 - 08:22
Photographers with the European Space Agency hoping to spot the International Space Station crossing the face of the sun got more than they bargained for when a bird joined the party.

Seeds in Space: How Well Can They Survive Harsh, Non-Earth Conditions?

5 October, 2017 - 17:30
Will we someday colonize space? Will our children visit other planets? To achieve goals like these, we’ll need to crack one crucial challenge: how to feed ourselves for long periods away from Earth.

In Photos: Astronauts from China and Europe Take Sea Survival Challenge

5 October, 2017 - 16:24
On Aug. 14, 2017, European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts Samantha Crisoforetti and Matthias Maurer trained with their counterparts with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) in Yantai, China. See photos of the historic joint exercise.

Watch Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Captive Carry Test in NASA Video

5 October, 2017 - 15:44
Sierra Nevada Corporation's privately built Dream Chaser space plane passed a major milestone on Aug. 30 with a captive carry test over California's Mojave Desert, and now you can see exactly how it looked in a new NASA video.

Harvest Moon 2017 Shines Tonight Amid Planetary Show

5 October, 2017 - 13:12
October's full Harvest Moon will shine all night tonight (Oct. 5) while passing by — or fully covering — Neptune in some parts of the world. In the predawn hours, you'll get another celestial show with Mars and Venus close together in the eastern sky.

Gravitational- Wave Announcement Coming on Oct. 16: What Could It Be?

5 October, 2017 - 13:00
There's a big gravitational-wave announcement coming later this month, but insiders won't reveal any details. Here are our educated guesses about what the collaboration will reveal.

Space Station Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live

5 October, 2017 - 13:00
Two astronauts will take a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Oct. 5), kicking off a trifecta of spacewalks set to take place over the next two weeks.

NASA Lab Gets Space Radiation Upgrade for Mars Mission Research

5 October, 2017 - 13:00
New upgrades to a NASA radiation laboratory will let researchers explore the deadly environment astronauts encounter beyond Earth's magnetic field.

Astronauts Give a 'Hand' to Robotic Arm on Spacewalk Outside Station

5 October, 2017 - 10:31
Two NASA astronauts gave a Canadian robot arm a hand Thursday (Oct. 5), removing and replacing one of the manipulator's two latching end effectors. Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei went outside the International Space Station to work on the Canadarm2.

The Next Giant Leap: US Will Return to the Moon, Pence Says

5 October, 2017 - 10:30
The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said.

Giant Deposit on Mars May Not Be Icy After All

4 October, 2017 - 18:20
Giant deposits of ice may not lie hidden under the surface of Mars, between its equator and poles, as recently suggested, a new study finds.

Nobel Prize Win Helps Launch New Era of Gravitational Astronomy

4 October, 2017 - 18:00
The Nobel Prize is just the beginning for the new field of gravitational astronomy.

ISS Partners Seek Clarity on Station's Long-Term Future

4 October, 2017 - 15:41
The head of NASA's human spaceflight program says he would like to see a decision made in the next two years on whether and how International Space Station operations will be extended beyond 2024.

Life on Earth May Have Started with a Cosmic Splash

4 October, 2017 - 15:28
Could the building blocks for life on Earth have been delivered by meteorites crashing into ponds of water 4 billion years ago?

These Microbes May Hitch a Ride with Humans to Mars: Why That Matters

4 October, 2017 - 15:14
Examining how bacteria grow in confined conditions on board spacecraft will help keep astronauts healthy during long-term space missions, such as a trip to Mars.

Sputnik's Beeping Legacy: Satellite's Simplicity Made It Iconic 60 Years Ago

4 October, 2017 - 13:30
In October 1957, amateur radio operators monitored the first signal from a spacefaring civilization — and it was us.