A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, with a crew of three bound for the International Space Station.
A Russian rocket carrying three flight engineers heads for the International Space Station.
It's not as futuristic as greenhouses on Mars, but farmers on terra firma are using space-based technology to certify organic crops.
Six volunteer astronauts emerged from a 'trip' to Mars on Friday, waving and grinning widely after spending 520 days in seclusion.
To simulate the experience of a manned mission to Mars, a team of six will spend 520 days in windowless capsule.
A Soyuz rocket was launched Friday morning from a European space base in South America after a delay over a fueling hitch.
The Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched from a European space base in South America after a delay over a fueling hitch.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on China's space program and the upcoming launch of an experimental space platform.
China's first space laboratory module launched Thursday, according to state-run media, an important milestone in China's plan to build a space station.
NASA's space shuttle Discovery has completed its final mission, with Endeavour and Atlantis following it into retirement later this year.
Travel twenty minutes north of this tiny town, to the craggy red desert of the San Rafael Swell, and you may discover a spaceship.
Mars enthusiasts simulate life on the Red Planet at a research station in the Utah desert. Go to VBS.TV for more.
The first commercial spacecraft to return from a low-Earth orbit landed in the Pacific Ocean Wednesday about 500 miles off the coast of southern California.
European scientists say they've figured out the recipe for water in space: Just add starlight.
A European space probe headed toward its next target Sunday after sending back detailed images of an asteroid that scientists hope will increase understanding of how the solar system evolved.
Conditions favorable to life may once have existed all over Mars, the European Space Agency said Friday.
In an attempt to re-create the experience of a manned mission to Mars, an international team of researchers will lock themselves up in a windowless capsule for about a year and a half -- time required for a round trip to the Red Planet.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on an ambitious experiment in Russia to simulate a trip to Mars.
NASA has big plans for its Mars Exploration Program.
NASA launched a new telescope into space on Monday to scan the cosmos for undiscovered objects, including asteroids and comets that might threaten Earth.
A massive iceberg -- more than twice the size of New York's Manhattan island -- is drifting slowly toward Australia, scientists said Wednesday.
He's a helicopter test pilot who spent 18 years in the British Army. He just beat more than 8,400 others to become one of Europe's newest astronauts, destined for the International Space Station.
Two Italians, a Dane, a German, a Frenchman and a Brit walk into a space station... or will, in 2013, if all goes according to European Space Agency plans.
A large ice shelf is "imminently" close to breaking away from part of the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists said Friday.
Arctic reindeer herders in northern Scandinavia are getting a view from space to help them look after their herds as the region copes with climate change.
As NASA prepares to hunt for Earth-like planets in our corner of the Milky Way galaxy, there's new buzz that "Star Trek's" vision of a universe full of life may not be that far-fetched.
Scientists have identified new rifts on an Antarctic ice shelf that could lead to it breaking away from the Antarctic Peninsula, the European Space Agency said.
A TV-size probe adorned with a painting of the Indian flag successfully rammed into the moon Friday evening as part of the country's first unmanned lunar mission, Indian space officials said.
The ozone hole over Antarctica in 2008 is larger in both size and ozone loss than last year, but not as large as in 2006, the European Space Agency said Tuesday.
Forty three years after the Soviet Union pulled it off, China gets ready to send its own man on a spacewalk -- and show the world it can do more than throw a good party
"The moon's been there for about four billion years and it's moving further and further away from the earth. And it's been a destination or quizzical thing for humans for thousands of years, centuries; it's been something that you dream about." -- Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on "The Spirit of Space."
The moon passes between Earth and the sun providing a special view for the upper Northern Hemisphere.
A total solar eclipse was sweeping across Earth Friday, providing a rare sight for people in the upper Northern Hemisphere.
Chinese officials have announced an emergency plan to deal with Beijing's persistent pollution problem as athletes flock toward the country for the start of next week's Olympic Games.
Astronauts step outside the international space station for a spacewalk to spruce up a new lab.
Miles O'Brien has the latest on today's spacewalk to prep a Japanese logistics module for relocation.
Astronauts opened up Japan's new billion-dollar space station lab, then got ready for another spacewalk, this time to spruce up the outside of the huge addition
It may have taken the "right stuff" -- a macho blend of youthful bravado and reckless adrenaline -- to get the first people into space, but if you want to be an astronaut today, be warned, it's no longer a young man's game.
A European rocket lifted off on a mission to deliver supplies and equipment to the international space station.
Ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, long held to be an early warning of a changing climate, has shattered the all-time low record this summer, scientists say.
ISS Flight Director Sally Davis talks about Thursday's planned launch of space shuttle Atlantis.
Tiny grains of ice or particles of space dust could significantly damage the Cassini spacecraft when it passes close by Saturn's moon Enceladus next March, scientists said on Thursday.
Viewpoint: The latest breakdown poses little threat to the astronauts. But it proves again that the International Space Station and the Shuttle are clunkers
What should we do if an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth? This question is being taken increasingly seriously by scientists as more is learnt about the impact a near earth object (NEO) would have on the future of civilization.
The race to return to the moon is on. Earlier this month NASA unveiled its mission statement to revisit earth's satellite and create a permanent base there. While it may become the jumping off point for further exploration of our solar system and beyond, there are more earthly prizes in sight, with some scientists believing that it has the potential to solve the world's dependence on fossil fuels.
NASA started it all back in 1976 with an image of an interesting mountain on Mars and a caption that described it as appearing to have eyes and nostrils.
The space above you is fizzing with activity as bubbles of superhot gas constantly grow and pop around Earth, scientists announced Tuesday.
NASA managers have set July 1 as the date the space shuttle Discovery will rocket into space, the agency's first manned space flight in nearly a year.
Europe's Huygens probe was quite alone when it set down on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, but two new videos allow viewers to hitch a ride aboard the spacecraft's descent.
A European probe bearing down on the planet Venus is set for a Tuesday arrival to take a close look at the world's soupy atmosphere.
With NASA's beleaguered shuttle still grounded over safety concerns -- and given the unanswered questions about its replacement, the Crew Exploration Vehicle, which won't be ready to fly until 2012 -- the European Space Agency (ESA) is mulling an option to buy its own ride to space.
AMONG THE FANTASTICALLY complex gear carried by the space shuttle Discovery when it roared into orbit in March 1989 was a hermetically sealed glass cube the size of a jack-in-the-box. Filled with w...
NASA scientists believe that a solar-powered airplane could be the key to exploring Venus at closer quarters than has ever been previously possible.
At the beginning of 2001, with Mars Express (MEx) and Beagle 2 progressing well towards what everyone thought would be an epic journey to Mars, the European Space Agency (ESA) called together a group of 10 Experts in Space Exploration.
The Cassini spacecraft's most recent flyby of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, found that its upper atmosphere is full of complex organic material, a discovery that could help unlock the mystery of life on our own planet, scientists said Monday.
A detailed study of a huge solar eruption reveals that a series of smaller explosions combined in a domino effect to fuel the blast.
New images of Mars show fresh detail of steep and inexplicable slopes.
The Cassini spacecraft is making its fourth flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on Tuesday, passing just 982 miles (1,580 kilometers) above the moon's surface, according to NASA.
U.S. and European researchers are lauding the effectiveness of a network of ground-based telescopes that has apparently salvaged a wind experiment feared lost during a mission to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.
The most prolific comet-hunter in history recently made its 900 discovery of a frozen visitor to the inner solar system, a chunk of ice and rock hurtling precariously close to the Sun.
A large sunspot has been the site of several major eruptions in recent days, including one Thursday that was the largest of the series.
The first three images from the surface of Titan, largest of Saturn's 33 moons, show what appear to be drainage channels, a shoreline, flooded regions surrounded by elevated terrain and a plain strewn with what may be large ice boulders.
The Huygens probe will plunge through the orange clouds of Saturn's moon Titan Friday, offering scientists their first glimpse of the mysterious moon.
A small space probe launched from NASA's Cassini spacecraft late Friday is making a beeline for the surface of Saturn's hazy moon Titan, taking an historic trip to unlock the stubborn mysteries of a perplexing place -- discoveries that might even shed light on Earth's own origins.
Scientists in the United States and Europe may get what they want for Christmas if the Huygens probe successfully separates from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn on Christmas Eve.
Incredibly massive black holes had fully matured just a billion years after the birth of the universe, according to two separate studies.
Europe's SMART-1 robotic probe has arrived after taking a long and spiraling road to reach its lunar destination.
Europe's first mission to the moon has successfully entered lunar orbit, a key milestone in its 13-month trip into space, a spokesman for the European Space Agency said Tuesday.
A dishwasher-sized spacecraft on Europe's first mission to the moon was set to enter lunar orbit, a key milestone in its 13-month trip into space, the European Space Agency said Monday.
Newly discovered galactic highways cut across the Milky Way at odd angles, bringing stars through the neighborhood of our solar system.
Astronomers have found what they are calling the perfect cosmic storm, a galaxy cluster pile-up so powerful its energy output is second only to the Big Bang.
A new research station at the bottom of the world may give future Antarctica researchers some special treats like living above ground and looking out a window.
A Noah's Ark-type base could be established on the moon to sustain life in the event of a catastrophe on Earth, according to Europe's top space scientist.
A mission to smash into a space rock to deflect it and study its structure has been given priority over five other potential asteroid projects by the European Space Agency.
As the Cassini-Huygens mission prepares to go into orbit around Saturn, project scientists are eager to begin an eye-opening look at the planet and its environment.
After years of whittling away prospective designs for a NASA mission to search for earth-like planets around stars, the space agency narrowed the choice to two very different observatories.
The crew of the international space station has touched down safely on the barren steppes of central Asia after six months in space.
NASA announced Thursday that the second of the International Space Station's four stabilizing gyroscopes failed on Wednesday night, but neither the station nor the crew were in immediate danger.
The two-man crew aboard the international space station will stay in space one extra day, returning to Earth April 30, to enable the returning crew to extend its handover operations with the crew that will take its place, a NASA spokesman said.
Black holes will eat just about anything, and now astronomers have confirmed that stars are on their menus.
The European orbiter Mars Express detected ice at the Red Planet's south pole, mission officials at Darmstadt, Germany, said Friday.
NO ONE IS OFFERING free tickets or frequent-flier bonuses yet, but a fare war of sorts -- with discounts in the millions of dollars -- has broken out in space. Newcomer Arianespace, a consortium of...