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July 5, 2020, 1:07 AM

California firm's rocket fails in launch from New Zealand

The rocket failed to place seven payloads into orbit after liftoff.
July 5, 2020, 1:07 AM
July 1, 2020, 1:32 PM

Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

The commander of the International Space Station says losing a mirror during last week's otherwise successful spacewalk was “a real bummer."
July 1, 2020, 1:32 PM
June 27, 2020, 6:24 PM

Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk

A spacewalking astronaut has added to the millions of pieces of junk orbiting the Earth
June 27, 2020, 6:24 PM
Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk
June 24, 2020, 11:06 PM

Time-lapse video shows Milky Way passing peacefully over Minnesota

Carol Bauer, a resident of Graceville and a photographer said that the optimal conditions convinced her to capture the footage.
June 24, 2020, 11:06 PM
Time-lapse video shows Milky Way passing peacefully over Minnesota
1 month ago

First American woman to walk in space makes history, reaching the Challenger Deep

Kathy Sullivan soared to new heights when she became the first American woman to walk in space in 1984. On Monday, she broke a new record by diving deep.
1 month ago
First American woman to walk in space makes history, reaching the Challenger Deep
1 month ago

President Trump looks to celebrate space launch victory amid national coronavirus struggle

Amid a national coronavirus struggle, President Donald Trump looks to celebrate a space launch victory in the political battleground of Florida.
1 month ago
Trump looks to celebrate space launch victory amid national coronavirus struggle
1 month ago

Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has failed in its first attempt to launch a test satellite into space aboard a rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the ocean off Southern California
1 month ago
Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt
1 month ago

Unpiloted Japanese cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station

The ship was captured by a robotic arm under the control of a NASA astronaut. It will make one final delivery before its fleet is retired.
1 month ago
Unpiloted Japanese cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station
1 month ago

Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Japan launches new unit to step up defense in outer space

Japan has launched its new space defense unit to monitor and counter threats to the country’s satellites
2 months ago
2 months ago

Trump presented with Space Force flag by military officials in Oval Office

President Donald Trump participated in the presentation of the U.S. Space Force Flag -- to represent the sixth branch of military -- in the Oval Office Friday.
2 months ago
Trump presented with Space Force flag by military officials in Oval Office
2 months ago

Closest black hole to Earth discovered 1,000 light-years away

The closest black hole to Earth's solar system has been discovered by a team of astronomers who say it was hiding in plain sight only about 1,011 light-years away.
2 months ago
Closest black hole to Earth discovered 1,000 light-years away
2 months ago

Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more

Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth
2 months ago
Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more
2 months ago

Space agency: Human urine could help make concrete on Moon

The European Space Agency says human urine could one day become a useful ingredient in making concrete to build on the Moon
2 months ago
Human urine could help make concrete on Moon: Space agency
2 months ago

Tonight is the 'super flower moon,' but is it a true 'supermoon'?

Peter Geiger, The Farmer's Almanac's editor, breaks down what makes a moon sighting truly "super."
2 months ago
Tonight is the 'super flower moon,' but is it a true 'supermoon'?
2 months ago

Tom Cruise is officially shooting a movie in space, NASA confirms

NASA confirmed Tom Cruise is officially shooting a movie in space aboard the International Space Station.
2 months ago
Tom Cruise is officially shooting a movie in space, NASA confirms
2 months ago

Astronauts float above a pandemic

Meet the astronauts who just changed places, with one landing back on a very different Earth than they left, while the other floats above. Their lessons for us on Earth Day.
2 months ago
Astronauts float above a pandemic
3 months ago

Apollo 13: Fast facts

NASA’s third mission to the moon would become a “successful failure.”
3 months ago
Apollo 13: Fast facts
3 months ago

US-Russian space crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

Officials took stringent measures to protect the crew amid the pandemic.
3 months ago
ISS crew lands in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days
3 months ago

Mercury-bound spacecraft buzzes Earth, beams back pictures

A Mercury-bound spacecraft has swooped past Earth, tweaking its path to the solar system's innermost planet
3 months ago
Mercury-bound spacecraft buzzes Earth, beams back pictures
3 months ago

No social distancing in space: New crew greeted with hugs

Three astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station, after departing the virus-plagued planet
3 months ago
US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station
3 months ago

Best photos of the 'pink moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year

Above the global battle against coronavirus, the largest supermoon of the year brought its light to Tuesday night's sky.
3 months ago
Best photos of the 'pink moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year
3 months ago

'Pink Moon' on Tuesday night will be largest supermoon of the year

If you’re looking for something cool to watch during quarantine, turn off the TV Tuesday and look up at the sky.
3 months ago
'Pink Moon' on Tuesday will be largest supermoon of the year
3 months ago

Supermoon rises above England

The supermoon, the largest yet this year, rose over Durham, England, on Tuesday.
3 months ago
Supermoon rises above England
4 months ago
Stuck home? Planets, moon providing predawn entertainment
4 months ago

Europe, Russia postpone joint rover mission to Mars

The European Space Agency and Russia's Roscosmos are postponing a planned joint mission to Mars until 2022, in part due to travel restrictions resulting from the new coronavirus outbreak
4 months ago
4 months ago

The super worm moon marks the last full moon of winter

The super worm moon will mark the final full moon of the winter season.
4 months ago
Astronomy fans can catch the super worm moon tonight
4 months ago

Virgin Galactic resumes ticket sales to space

Travelers can spend five days orbiting the Earth as soon as late 2021.
4 months ago
Virgin Galactic resumes ticket sales to space
4 months ago

Virgin Galactic to resume selling tickets to space, reports skyrocketing demand

Private space tourism company Virgin Galactic said it is gearing up to sell tickets to space again, and that it has witnessed skyrocketing demand.
4 months ago
Virgin Galactic to resume selling tickets to space, reports skyrocketing demand
5 months ago

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

A new documentary looks at the final frontier of civil rights: getting black astronauts into space amid segregation, discrimination and the Cold War
5 months ago
5 months ago

Record-setting astronaut feels good after near year in space

NASA's new record-setting astronaut says aside from sore muscles, she readjusting well to gravity after nearly 11 months in space
5 months ago
5 months ago

The first super moon of the year will rise this weekend

The first of four super moons in 2020 will rise this weekend. The moon is closer to Earth and will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky.
5 months ago
The first super moon of the year will rise this weekend
5 months ago

Record-setting run in space ends

American astronaut Christina Koch spent 328 days in orbit, the longest spaceflight ever by a woman.
5 months ago
Record-setting run in space ends
5 months ago

US launches ICBM from California in overnight test

The U.S. carried out a test launch of an Minuteman III ICBM missile overnight.
5 months ago
US launches ICBM from California in overnight test
5 months ago

New solar telescope produces images of sun's surface

The world's largest solar telescope has given the world a glimpse at the most intricate details of the sun's surface.
5 months ago
New solar telescope produces images of sun's surface
5 months ago

New solar telescope produces images of sun's surface with 'unprecedented detail'

The National Science Foundation released new images that show "unprecedented detail of the sun’s surface."
5 months ago
New solar telescope produces images of sun's surface with 'unprecedented detail'
5 months ago

Spacewalking astronauts plug leak, finish fixing detector

It was the 4th spacewalk since November to fix the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Astronauts use Zero G oven to bake cookies in space

The cookies baked in two hours and will be analyzed back on Earth.
5 months ago
Astronauts use Zero G oven to bake cookies in space
5 months ago

First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven

The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space
5 months ago
First space-baked cookies took 2 hours
6 months ago

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements

Spacewalking astronauts have successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station
6 months ago
Spacewalking astronauts wrapping up battery improvements
6 months ago

Scientists discover oldest material on Earth -- stardust trapped in a meteorite

Scientists have analyzed stardust from a meteorite that fell to Earth 50 years ago, and according to their calculations, it's the oldest solid material on Earth.
6 months ago
Scientists discover oldest material on Earth
6 months ago

First full moon of 2020, the 'wolf moon,' to coincide with lunar eclipse

Star-gazers will be treated to a double lunar event to start the new decade as the wolf moon coincides with a lunar eclipse on Friday.
6 months ago
First full moon of 2020, the 'wolf moon,' to coincide with lunar eclipse
6 months ago

Virgin Galactic's 2nd commercial spacecraft passes 'weight on wheels' milestone

Virgin Galactic showed off its sleek new commercial spaceship Wednesday, announcing the spacecraft had passed its structural "weight on wheels" milestone.
6 months ago
Virgin Galactic's 2nd commercial spacecraft passes 'weight on wheels' milestone
6 months ago

Space-baked cookies, 'mighty' mice back on Earth via SpaceX

The first batch of space-baked cookies is back on Earth, along with muscle-bound “mighty” mice and other experiments
6 months ago
1st batch of space-baked cookies is back on Earth
6 months ago

US astronaut sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman

She broke the record set by former space station commander Peggy Whitson.
6 months ago
40-year-old electrical engineer sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman
6 months ago

2 billion-year-old water in South Africa may hold answers to Mars mysteries

The water contains bacterialike shapes that researchers plan to test for DNA.
6 months ago
2 billion-year-old water found in South Africa may contain life
6 months ago

China attacks US Space Force as threat to outer space peace

Rising space power China is attacking the newly created U.S. Space Force as a “direct threat to outer space peace and security
6 months ago
China attacks US Space Force as threat to outer space peace
6 months ago

Boeing crew capsule returning to Earth after aborted flight

Its mission was cut short by an improperly set clock on the spacecraft.
6 months ago
7 months ago

Boeing sends Starliner passenger rocket into space

ABC News’ David Kerley reports on the Starliner launch that just made history.
7 months ago
Boeing sends Starliner passenger rocket into space
7 months ago

Boeing's Starliner launch ushers in 'new era in space exploration' as private companies take flight

In one giant leap for corporate space exploration, Boeing launched its Starliner spacecraft into orbit for the first time Friday.
7 months ago
Boeing's Starliner launch ushers in 'new era in space exploration'