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​Russian cosmonaut Padalka sets world spaceflight duration record
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.

29.06.2015 12:53

‘Spaceflight isn’t easy’: Rocket scientists despondent after latest ISS mission failure
Following two failed supply missions to the ISS in recent months, space engineers have been left searching for answers and solutions, after the generally reliable SpaceX Falcon 9 disintegrated in a fountain of fireworks just seconds after launch.

28.06.2015 21:03

Russian rocket engines key to US ‘assured access to space’ - space command chief
The US can’t quit buying Russian RD-180 rocket engines for heavy lifting until it produces an engine with similar capabilities, chief of the US Space Command said. This follows frantic calls by Republican Senator John McCain to terminate the contract.

28.06.2015 07:26

NASA unveils rover prototype fit for exploring icy Europa moon (PHOTOS)
The US space agency has unveiled a prototype rover for exploring icy underwater regions. Scientists hope the rover may fly as far as Jupiter’s moon Europa, which has a vast subsurface ocean long thought to harbor life.

27.06.2015 08:26

NASA taking Microsoft’s virtual reality HoloLens into space
NASA astronauts will subject Microsoft’s HoloLens to a different kind of road-test when they take the virtual reality holographic headset on a space mission to the International Space Station.

27.06.2015 03:18

‘Why fund Putin’s cronies?’ McCain slams fellow Republicans for lobbying Russian space engines
Arizona Senator John McCain’s crusade to rid the US space industry of Russian rocket engines by 2019 could be scuppered by a devious provision placed in the upcoming defense spending bill.

25.06.2015 19:46

​Cosmic colors: Astronomers use 'interstellar rainbow' to map distance to star system
NASA has released an image of a breathtaking 'interstellar rainbow,' made possible by X-ray light echoes reflecting off clouds of dust. The beautiful rings have allowed astronomers to determine how far the double star system Circinus X-1 is from Earth.

24.06.2015 15:30

3-mile high ‘pyramid peak’ spotted on mysterious Ceres dwarf planet
The mystery surrounding the dwarf planet Ceres continues to thicken: New images taken by the Dawn probe have revealed a three-mile high pyramid shaped peak, while also giving updated photographs of the planet’s puzzling bright spots.

23.06.2015 16:13

Rare triple crescent moons orbiting Saturn caught by Cassini probe
The Cassini spacecraft captured a stunning image of three crescent moons orbiting the planet Saturn. It managed to photograph Titan, Mimas and Rhea all in the same shot.

23.06.2015 09:19

NASA's New Horizon captures 'near-true color' images of Pluto (VIDEO)
The US space agency has published the first 'near-true color' images of the remote dwarf planet Pluto and its largest satellite taken by the New Horizons telescope. The picture quality leaves much to be desired, but NASA promises the best is yet to come.

21.06.2015 12:18

Search for life: NASA begins work on mission to Jupiter moon Europa
The expansive ocean believed to reside under the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has been calling NASA’s name for years, and the space agency is now officially moving forward with a plan to see if alien life can actually exist there.

18.06.2015 23:46

Satellites show world is running out of water - new NASA study
The world is losing its underground water resources at an alarming rate, as the world’s quickly depleting aquifers put millions of people at risk due to dwindling water supplies, new NASA research claims.

17.06.2015 17:41