In this March 24, 2015 photo made available by NASA, engineers in the Space Station Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. check measurements on the International Docking Adapter.
Mission Discovery Renfrewshire 2015 will see 200 Renfrewshire school pupils take part in a week-long programme working in teams to develop their own space experiment. The pupils will be led by a panel of experts including NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen, Jay Honeycutt former director of the Kennedy Space Centre and leading scientists and astrogeologists We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
Worms, vials of bacteria, a horde of ladybugs and even a few grinning Lego minifigures were lost Sunday after a cargo shipment headed to the International Space Station exploded just after launch . The items - all sent from Colorado schools - were elements of student experiments headed to space via programs funded by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, or CASIS , and the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, or NCESSE .
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NASA has released a study claiming there is a need for continued use of plutonium-energized power systems for future space flights. It also says the use of actual nuclear reactors in space "has promise" but "currently" there is no need for them.
On Monday, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka broke the world record for the longest time in space. When he returns to Earth this fall, he will have spent 877 days in orbit, eclipsing the record set by his colleague Sergey Krikalev 10 years ago.
The solar-powered plane, with Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg at the controls, departed from centra... . The Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take off at Nagoya Airport in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan, early Monday, June 29, 2015.
Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space. Instead they got a life lesson about loss, but more importantly about determination as they watched their experiment get wiped out Sunday in a second straight rocket failure.
Officers scouring dense and boggy woods for a surviving escaped killer took floodlights into the search area overnight, and others carrying rifles manned checkpoints and examined vehicles, opening trunks and... The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two days after his fellow... The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison : The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison : By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.
A law enforcement official stands guard on Studley Road where the search for convicted murderer David Sweat continues, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Duane, N.Y. Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by a Border P... . Media crews are set up near the road block at the perimeter of the search area for convicted murderer David Sweat, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by a Border Patro... .
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station.
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The mysterious, multicolored sky light blazed up at 1:29 a.m. EDT Monday and was witnessed by skywatchers from Alabama to North Carolina — and by six NASA meteor-observing cameras. But this was no meteor.
Time will stand still for one second this evening (June 30) as a "leap second" is added to atomic clocks around the world. The extra second is needed to deal with Earth's irregular but gradually slowing rotation.
The two brightest planets in our sky — Venus and Jupiter — have been getting progressively closer to each other throughout June. Tonight (June 30), they will be a scant 20 arc minutes (0.33 degrees) apart.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is just two weeks away from the first-ever flyby of Pluto. Mission team members will give an update during a press conference today at 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT), and you can watch live here at Space.com.
Seven middle school and high school students from Russellville City Schools in Alabama took home first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2015 Paris Air Show this month, beating out the top teams from Great Britain and France.
The June 28 failure of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is almost certain to deal a blow to the revenue projections of numerous SpaceX commercial customers that had been basing their results on being in orbit this year or early in 2016.
If Sunday's rocket mishap had occurred during a crewed launch of the manned "Dragon V2" capsule, it likely would not have caused any fatalities, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said.
Artifacts recovered from the wreckages of the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles are for the first time now on public display, as part of a powerful new exhibit that honors the two spacecraft and their fallen astronaut crewmembers.
Patches of water ice likely speckle the surface of Rosetta's comet, according to observations newly released from the European spacecraft. The orbiter spotted 120 bright spots that were at least a few meters in size.