Spacecraft


Final Image from Rosetta Spacecraft

Final Image from Rosetta Spacecraft

Scientists unexpectedly recover last image from Rosetta craft before it crashed into the comet 67P surface...

Sep 30 2017, 1:40pm CDT

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Flies Inside Saturn Rings, Stares into Strange Vortex

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Flies Inside Saturn Rings, Stares into Strange Vortex

Cassini is set to burn up in Saturn’s atmosphere on Sept. 15...

Aug 31 2017, 3:14pm CDT

NASA Powers Up Orion Spacecraft That Could One Day Take Humans to Mars and Beyond

NASA Powers Up Orion Spacecraft That Will Take Humans to Mars and Beyond

Orion spacecraft is designed to take humans farther into space than they have ever gone before...

Aug 26 2017, 8:49am CDT

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Sending Data after 40 Years

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Sending Data after 40 Years

The twin spacecrafts are the most distant human-made objects in space...

Aug 19 2017, 1:44pm CDT

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Set to Begin Final Five Orbits around Saturn

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Set to Begin Final Five Orbits around Saturn

On Sunday, August 13, the spacecraft will make the first of five passes over Saturn's upper atmosphere...

Aug 13 2017, 7:40am CDT

NASA Spacecraft Flies Over Jupiter’s Mysterious Red Spot for the First Time

NASA Spacecraft Flies Over Jupiter’s Mysterious Red Spot for the First Time

Juno's close flyby of Great Red Spot provides more insight into the iconic feature of Jupiter...

Jul 14 2017, 3:36pm CDT

NASA will Crash a Spacecraft into an Asteroid - On Purpose

NASA will Crash a Spacecraft into an Asteroid - On Purpose

The space agency is aiming to redirect the course of a small asteroid by hitting a spacecraft...

Jul 7 2017, 1:12pm CDT

Europe’s PLATO Spacecraft will Hunt for Earth-like Planets

Europe’s PLATO Spacecraft will Hunt for Earth-like Planets

The launch of mission is scheduled for 2026...

Jun 21 2017, 8:48am CDT

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Completes Final Flyby of Titan

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Completes Final Flyby of Titan

Cassini flies through Saturn's moon Titan for the last time and transmits images of hydrocorbon seas and lakes...

Apr 25 2017, 12:56pm CDT

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft will Makes its Final Close Flyby of Titan This Weekend

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft will Make its Final Close Flyby of Titan This Weekend

Cassini will use its radar system to reveal Saturn moon's surface lakes and seas one last time...

Apr 20 2017, 12:27pm CDT

Cassini Spacecraft is Preparing for its Death-Dive into Saturn

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft is Preparing for its Death-Dive into Saturn

The grand finale dive will begun on April 26...

Apr 6 2017, 10:02am CDT

Cassini Spacecraft Captures Close-up View of a Propeller in Saturn’s Outermost Ring

Cassini Spacecraft Captures Close-up View of a Propeller in Saturn’s Outermost Ring

This is the closest view of the propeller "Earhart" obtained yet...

Apr 1 2017, 4:45pm CDT

Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Unique Changes on Comet 67P

Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Unique Changes on Comet 67P

Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and rolling boulders are among the remarkable changes witnessed by Rosetta spacecraft...

Mar 22 2017, 1:53pm CDT

NASA Completes Successful Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

NASA Completes Successful Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

This was the second test in a series of eight that will certify Orion's parachute system for astronauts' return from...

Mar 11 2017, 12:22pm CST

Lost Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft found Orbiting Moon

Lost Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft found Orbiting Moon

India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, which was generally considered lost, is still orbiting the Moon, NASA scientists have found...

Mar 10 2017, 2:11am CST

Private Cygnus Spacecraft OA-7 to Carry NASA Cargo to ISS on March 19

Private Cygnus Spacecraft OA-7 to Carry NASA Cargo to ISS on March 19

Orbital ATK's Private Spacecraft Cygnus will make its seventh cargo flight, dubbed OA-7, on March 19. It will launch 3,400...

Mar 7 2017, 6:39am CST

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Changes Course to Avoid Collision with Mars Moon Phobos

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Changes Course to Avoid Collision with Mars Moon Phobos

NASA Mars satellite changed its position to avoid collision with its moon...

Mar 3 2017, 3:27am CST

NASA will Send a Spacecraft to the Sun in 2018

NASA will Send a Spacecraft to the Sun in 2018

Solar Probe Plus mission could launch as early as July 2018 and should help scientists solve a number of mysteries about our ne...

Feb 27 2017, 10:20pm CST

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Aborts Cargo Delivery to the International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Aborts Cargo Delivery to the International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Waved Off its Planned Rendezvous with ISS for Today...

Feb 22 2017, 9:09am CST

China Will Launch its First Cargo Spacecraft in April

China Will Launch its First Cargo Spacecraft in April

Tianzhou 1, China’s first cargo spacecraft will launch in April...

Feb 14 2017, 7:20am CST

New Space Poop System to Fly on First Crewed Orion Spacecraft

New Space Poop System to Fly on First Crewed Orion Spacecraft

Orion Deep-Space Mission will fly with new space poop system...

Feb 7 2017, 11:10am CST

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft is on its Way to Next Target after Successful Maneuver

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft is on its Way to Next Target after Successful Maneuver

The spacecraft performed a short trajectory maneuver on Wednesday that put it on a course for distant Kuiper Belt Object...

Feb 2 2017, 5:43am CST

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Saturn and Its Rings System in Stunning Detail

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Saturn and Its Rings System in Stunning Detail

The view looks toward the sunlit side of rings from above the ring plane...

Jan 26 2017, 2:50am CST

Procyon Spacecraft Investigates Water Mystery on Comet 67P

Procyon Spacecraft Investigates Water Mystery on Comet 67P

PROCYON is a micro spacecraft which observes entire cometary...

Jan 25 2017, 7:46am CST

Five Google Lunar X Prize Teams Will Try to Land a Spacecraft on the Moon

Five Google Lunar X Prize Teams Will Try to Land a Spacecraft on the Moon

The five finalists in the competitive drive that is the Google Lunar XPRIZE Awards have pinned their hopes on making a spacecra...

Jan 25 2017, 5:37am CST

NASA's Psyche Spacecraft Will Explore Metal Asteroid Psyche

NASA's Psyche Spacecraft Will Explore Metal Asteroid Psyche

NASAs Psyche spacecraft will explore 16 Psyche asteroid that looks like a huge, shiny metal ball in space...

Jan 7 2017, 6:55am CST

NASA Spacecraft Will Search for Trojan Asteroids Hidden Near Earth

NASA Spacecraft Will Search for Trojan Asteroids Hidden Near Earth

A New NASA Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will hunt for Trojan Asteroids hiding near Earth's orbit...

Dec 20 2016, 4:22am CST

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....

Dec 7 2016, 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