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Cassini Spacecraft Beams Back First Images from New Orbit around Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Beams Back First Images from New Orbit around Saturn

The new images show close-up views of Saturn's northern hemisphere including its incredible hexagon-shaped jet stream....

10 hours ago, 1:52pm CST

Stunning Image of Ceres Captured as Dawn Spacecraft Moves to Higher Orbit

Stunning View of Ceres Captured as Dawn Spacecraft Moves to a Higher Orbit

The new images reveals the brightest area on dwarf planet in an unprecedented detail...

Nov 20 2016, 7:46am CST

China's Manned Shenzhou-11 Spacecraft lands on Earth

China's Manned Shenzhou-11 Spacecraft lands on Earth

Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China's Shenzhou-11 space mission, with two astronauts aboard, landed on Friday in Inner Mongolia, af...

Nov 18 2016, 7:47pm CST

Soyuz Spacecraft Arrives at the Launchpad ahead of ISS Mission

Soyuz Spacecraft Arrives at Baikonur Launchpad ahead of ISS Mission

A Soyuz spacecraft on Monday completed its final terrestrial voyage to the launchpad at the Russian-managed Baikonur cosmodrom...

Nov 14 2016, 4:08pm CST

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Enters Safe Mode for Jupiter Flyby

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Enters Safe Mode for Jupiter Flyby

The Juno spacecraft has entered safe mode status for the sake of the Jupiter flyby....

Oct 20 2016, 7:29am CDT

European Spacecraft Schiaparelli Lost After Reaching Mars Orbit

European Spacecraft Schiaparelli Lost After Reaching Mars Orbit

The ESA spacecraft has started orbiting Mars yet the lander’s future status is a precarious deal....

Oct 20 2016, 6:32am CDT

Shenzhou-11 Spacecraft Successfully Docks with Tiangong-2

Shenzhou-11 Spacecraft Successfully Docks with Tiangong-2

The Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft successfully completed its automated docking with Tiangong-2 space lab , according to Beijing...

Oct 19 2016, 12:46am CDT

China to Launch Shenzhou-11 Manned Spacecraft Monday

China to Launch Shenzhou-11 Manned Spacecraft Monday

China sends astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong into Space this week. See video of rocket preparation....

Oct 16 2016, 12:55am CDT

Kepler Spacecraft Captures a Wide Angle View of Comet 67P Before Rosetta's Crash Landing

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Captures a Unique View of Comet 67P Before Rosetta's Crash Landing

The 'Big Picture' taken by Kepler provides more insight into the comet 67/P...

Oct 10 2016, 1:56am CDT

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Subsurface Ocean on Saturn's Moon Dione

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Subsurface Ocean on Saturn's Moon Dione

Dione may be the third Saturn moon to have a subsurface ocean after Titan and Enceladus...

Oct 6 2016, 5:29am CDT

Rosetta Spacecraft To Land on Comet 67P

Rosetta Spacecraft To Land on Comet 67P

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission is set to complete its historic 12-year journey in a controlled descent to t...

Sep 29 2016, 2:11am CDT

Europe's Historic Rosetta Spacecraft Set to Crash Land on its Comet

Europe's Historic Rosetta Spacecraft Set to Crash Land on its Comet

After covering a distance of 6 billion km in space over 12 years, European scientists have decided to shut down Rosetta....

Sep 22 2016, 12:11pm CDT

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Successfully Completes First Jupiter Flyby

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Successfully Completes First Jupiter Flyby

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has managed to complete its Jupiter flyby with remarkable success. It will many more flybys in the futur...

Aug 30 2016, 7:46am CDT

NASA Establishes Contact With Lost Spacecraft STEREO After 2 Years

NASA Found Lost Spacecraft STEREO After 2 Years

NASA has somehow managed to spot its estranged spacecraft STEREO. It was lost nearly 2 years before and now it has been in cont...

Aug 23 2016, 6:13am CDT

Juno Spacecraft is About to Reach Farthest Point in its Orbit of Jupiter

Juno Spacecraft is About to Reach Farthest Point in its Orbit of Jupiter

The spacecraft is nearing a turning point and will reach the farthest point in Jupiter's orbit known as apojove on July 31...

Jul 30 2016, 11:17am CDT

Kepler Mission Discovers a Treasure Trove of More than 100 New Planets

Kepler Spacecraft Discovers a Treasure Trove of More than 100 New Planets

K2, the revamped mission, has yielded 104 confirmed exoplanets including the first planetary system comprising four Earth-like...

Jul 18 2016, 10:19pm CDT

Juno Spacecraft Successfully Enters Jupiter's Orbit

Juno Spacecraft Successfully Enters Jupiter's Orbit

NASA has done it....

Jul 5 2016, 12:03am CDT

Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit with 4th of July Fireworks in Space

Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit with 4th of July Fireworks in Space

NASA has a special way to celebrate the 240th Birthday of America....

Jul 4 2016, 5:27am CDT

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Getting close to Jupiter

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Getting close to Jupiter

After a journey of more than five years, US space agency NASA's Juno spaceship is set to reach its final destination Jupiter a...

Jul 4 2016, 3:24am CDT

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft to Remain at Ceres

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft to Remain at Ceres

NASA's announces Dawn spacecraft will not be sent to another object in the asteroid belt....

Jul 2 2016, 1:09am CDT

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Enters Autopilot Mode for July 4 Jupiter Burn

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Enters Autopilot Mode for July 4 Jupiter Burn

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will enter autopilot mode for its Jupiter arrival which will occur on July 4th....

Jul 1 2016, 4:33am CDT

In a first, NASA spacecraft spots single methane leak on Earth

In a first, NASA spacecraft spots single methane leak on Earth

Washington, June 15 (IANS) For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting NASA spacecraft has measured the methane emiss...

Jun 15 2016, 3:49am CDT

Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit on July 4

Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit on July 4

The 4th of July celebrations will also include an event in space....

Jun 5 2016, 2:41am CDT

Key science returns to Earth from ISS aboard SpaceX spacecraft

Key science returns to Earth from ISS aboard SpaceX spacecraft

Washington, May 12 (IANS) Carrying over 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the Inter...

May 12 2016, 4:54am CDT

Key Science Experiments Returns to Earth from ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

Key Science Experiments Returns to Earth from ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

Carrying over 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station (IS...

May 12 2016, 12:11am CDT

Japan Abandons Hitomi Spacecraft

Japan Abandons Hitomi Spacecraft

Japan won’t be salvaging its Hitomi spacecraft from the depths of outer space. It was supposed to detect black holes yet it bro...

Apr 30 2016, 5:03am CDT

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Finds Methane Sea on Titan

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Finds Methane Sea on Titan

New research confirms that one of the largest seas on Saturn's moon Titan is filled with liquid methane....

Apr 27 2016, 9:55am CDT

Kepler Spacecraft Resumes its Planet-Hunting Mission After Being Rescued from Emergency Mode

Kepler Spacecraft Resumes its Planet-Hunting Mission After Being Rescued from Emergency Mode

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has recovered and is back on the job. The spacecraft will search for exoplanets as a part of its...

Apr 25 2016, 4:10am CDT

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Identifies Unique Interstellar Dust from Beyond the Solar System

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Identifies Unique Interstellar Dust from Beyond the Solar System

This is the first time when Saturn's spacecraft has found interstellar dust made of rock-forming materials instead of ice....

Apr 16 2016, 2:48am CDT

NASA Starts Testing E-Sail Technology to Send Spacecraft to the Edge of Our Solar System

NASA Starts Testing E-Sail Technology to Send Spacecraft to the Edge of Our Solar System

NASA has begun road-testing its highly innovative E-Sail technology....

Apr 13 2016, 5:41am CDT

Orion Spacecraft Suited Crew Testing Done by NASA Engineers

Orion Spacecraft Suited Crew Testing Done by NASA Engineers

NASA technicians are going to get ready to road-test the Orion spacecraft....

Apr 2 2016, 4:08am CDT

NASA Expanding ISS With Inflatable Spacecraft

NASA Expanding ISS With Inflatable Spacecraft

NASA is to hook up the ISS to an inflatable space residence of sorts....

Mar 29 2016, 6:06am CDT

Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraft Successfully Berths with ISS

Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraft Successfully Berths with ISS

Cygnus Delivered More Than 7,900 Pounds of Cargo to the ISS Including Crew Supplies and Scientific Experiments....

Mar 26 2016, 1:37pm CDT

Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraf with Key Science Supplies on Way to ISS

Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraft with Key Science Supplies Headed to ISS

Carrying 7,500 pounds (3,400 kg) of key science research, the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft is currently on it way to the Inter...

Mar 23 2016, 2:12am CDT

NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Begins Thermal Vacuum Testing

NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Begins Thermal Vacuum Testing

NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft has begun thermal vacuum testing, bringing it another step closer to heading into space....

Mar 22 2016, 8:28am CDT

NASA will Light a Large Fire on a Spacecraft

NASA will Light a Large Fire on a Spacecraft

NASA has full plans to light a giant bonfire on a spacecraft....

Mar 16 2016, 6:01am CDT

NASA Burns Juno Spacecraft Engine to Reach Jupiter by July 4

NASA Burns Juno Spacecraft Engine to Reach Jupiter by July 4

The NASA Juno space vehicle is getting ready for Jupiter....

Feb 8 2016, 4:06am CST

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Executes Maneuver Enroute to Jupiter

Powered by solar energy, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has performed a maneuver necessary to right its flight path to Jupiter; the nec...

Feb 4 2016, 8:26am CST

NASA’s Super Guppy Transports Orion Spacecraft to Kennedy Space Center

NASA’s Super Guppy Transports Orion Spacecraft to Kennedy Space Center

NASA’s Super Guppy spacecraft is to lend a friendly piggyback ride to the Mars-bound Orion vehicle to Kennedy Space Center in F...

Feb 2 2016, 3:39am CST

SpaceX Tests Landing Parachutes for Crew Dragon Spacecraft

SpaceX Tests Landing Parachutes for Crew Dragon Spacecraft

SpaceX has tested four of its parachutes for the sake of its Crew Dragon spacecraft which is meant to carry astronauts back fro...

Jan 29 2016, 6:23am CST