China Friday launched one of the world's most powerful rockets in a major step forward for its planned mission to Mars in 2020.Full Story
On a Baltic Sea island once used by the Nazis for biological weapon research, German scientists are developing virus vaccines that could save lives.Full Story
Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse Thursday.
Annular eclipses occur when the Moon is not close enough to the Earth to completely obscure the Sun, leaving a thin ring of the solar disc visible.Full Story
The United States is getting a new space force along with $738 billion in military spending under an agreement backed by lawmakers on Tuesday that fulfills a priority of President Donald Trump.Full Story
NASA has completed the giant rocket that will take U.S. astronauts back to the Moon, the space agency's head announced Monday, pledging the mission would take place in 2024 despite being beset by delays.Full Story
NASA "overpaid" Boeing by hundreds of millions of dollars on a fixed contract to develop a spaceship to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), an audit report has said, compensation it called "unnecessary."
The U.S. has relied on Russia to transport its crews to the ISS since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, but has hired Boeing and SpaceX under multi-billion dollar contracts, with the two companies already two years behind schedule.Full Story
The first ever spacewalk with an all-female team began Friday, footage broadcast by NASA showed.Full Story
It's official: The Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world's 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimeters -- nearly a meter -- per second, researchers said Thursday.Full Story
Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness.Full Story
Humans will never migrate to a planet outside of Earth's solar system because it would take far too long to get there, Swiss Nobel laureate Michel Mayor said Wednesday.Full Story