Robonaut R2, the first robotic humanoid working on the International Space Station, has finally received its legs. The ‘present’ to R2, delivered by a SpaceX rocket, marks one more milestone in space humanoid robotics.
Anticipating its astronauts will soon encounter unprecedented environs in space, NASA is set to unveil the new Z-2 spacesuit for deep-space exploration. Public voting on three Z-2 prototypes closes Tuesday evening.
For the first time in more than two years, Americans will have a chance to see a total lunar eclipse – an event made even more exciting by the fact that a very rare “blood moon” will also be viewable in the sky.
A reserve computer mounted on the International Space Station’s hull has stopped working. As it will be needed as soon as Wednesday, when the station is to receive a cargo spacecraft, crewmembers may have to perform a spacewalk to replace it.
The International Space Station is an example of what Russia and the US can accomplish by working together, US astronaut Michael Hopkins told RT, adding that the cooling relations between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine isn’t felt in space at all.
After a recent photograph of Mars ignited speculation that the Red Planet was home to intelligent life, NASA has come out with several different explanations for the mysterious light captured by the agency’s rover.
A new photograph from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover appears to showcase a strong artificial light emanating from the planet’s surface, igniting speculation that the beacon suggests there is intelligent life on the Red Planet.
If political conflict on the ground between the US and Russia stretches into outer space cooperation it could put lives at risk as well as scientific progress that's been a result of friendly relations, a former director of Johnson Space Center told RT.