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'Russians, Americans alike disappointed by NASA’s decision to halt cooperation in space'
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.

04.04.2014 02:17

Pentagon’s secret X-37B plane breaks space longevity record
One of the US Air Force’s most mysterious projects – an unmanned space-faring plane – has broken its own longevity record by staying in orbit for more than 469 days.

28.03.2014 16:35

US, Russian astronauts take new trajectory to dock the ISS
The crew of two Russians and an American has successfully blasted off into space. Despite the diplomatic skirmish on the ground, the greatest problems faced by the international Soyuz team are dozens of experiments to be done – and missing loved ones.

25.03.2014 19:37

NASA ‘sunflower’ project to cast shade on stars for planets photo shooting (PHOTOS)
It takes more than just a camera to shoot a photoset of a star, so NASA, in its hunt for images of exoplanets, is building a huge starshade to assist telescopes. The sunflower-shaped spacecraft will block light from bright stars.

25.03.2014 16:48

Near miss: Enormous solar blast could have devastated Earth in 2012
Citizens of Earth had no idea how close the planet was to getting slammed with a devastating solar flare back in July 2012, but scientists claim we only missed the damaging event by nine days.

20.03.2014 18:54

​‘Environmental fuel cells’: New study on how life started on earth, other planets
A new physical model recreates how life kick-started on Earth more than 3 billion years ago in hot springs and volcanoes as a result of a molecular process dubbed ‘redox reaction’. The model could offer new clues in the hunt for life in the universe.

13.03.2014 19:24

NASA fighting to recover operations of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
After a glitch forced NASA’s long-running Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to switch from normal operations into “safe mode,” scientists are hard at work attempting to recover the spacecraft.

13.03.2014 16:28

​NASA looks for Planet X but comes up empty
NASA has decided to determine once and for all whether Planet X – the mythical planet that’s been theorized for millennia – exists. Sadly, a rigorous infrared survey of our galactic neighborhood returned no clues, but yielded plenty of other findings.

10.03.2014 10:31

NASA reveals hovering prototype planetary lander Morpheus (VIDEO)
NASA’s latest test vehicle may not survive in its current form going forward, but its ability to hover like a helicopter and land on tough terrain could prove integral to future missions to Mars and other interplanetary locations.

10.03.2014 16:33

NASA’s spacecraft videos eruption on Jupiter’s Io (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Incredible footage of an eruption on Io, Jupiter’s third moon, considered the most volcanic place in the solar system, has been released by the US space agency.

08.03.2014 14:00

NASA discovers 715 new planets, including four that could host life
Astronomers have announced that 715 new planets have been discovered outside the Earth’s solar system, including four planets that are more than double the size of our own. This discovery boosts the number of known planets in our galaxy to over 1,700.

27.02.2014 03:43

'RoboDoc' to the rescue: NASA to send robotic doctor to space
NASA is developing a humanoid robot to perform medical procedures, including surgery, at the International Space Station and even en route to Mars.

22.02.2014 02:05