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Europe sees five possible sites for first-ever comet landing

 

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Experts probe launch failure for EU's satnav project

Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satnav programme sent into the wrong orbit....

Former astronaut Nagel dies after illness

HOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67. NASA said in a...

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight

A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth...

Bad weather delays launch of European navigation satellites

Bad weather indefinitely delayed the planned blast‑off from French Guiana Thursday of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system,...

Mysterious source of ozone-depleting chemical baffles NASA

A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in recent years but NASA said Wednesday that carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is...

Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe...

Two new satellites for Europe's Galileo space network

Europe is set to launch two satellites Thursday for its Galileo navigation system, boosting the number in the Earth‑orbiting constellation to six and...

Hello Kitty on space mission

Hello Kitty has been sent on her first space mission, as Japan's global icon of cute celebrates its 40th birthday in extraterrestrial fashion. A Kitty figure is now circling the Earth aboard a small...