China has successfully launched the Tiangong-2 space laboratory into low orbit in the latest step of the country’s cosmic ambitions to build a permanent modular space station. It may become humankind's only space hub after the ISS retires next decade.
One year after NASA’s flyby of Pluto, scientists are still uncovering information about the mysterious dwarf planet – and now they’ve learned it’s a graffiti artist. A new study found that Pluto “spray paints” its largest moon, Charon, giving it a red cap.
The US’ selfishness and its desire for global military domination accounts for its reluctance to negotiate the ban on the placement and development of weapons in space, and poses a threat to other countries, Russia’s UN Ambassador told RT.
A Falcon 9 booster rocket exploded on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as tropical storm Hermine bore down on the area. An Israeli satellite that was to provide Facebook broadband to Africa was lost in the explosion, SpaceX confirmed.
NASA has completed an important step in its quest to send a manned mission to Mars and back, by simulating a water landing with a model Orion spacecraft. The test was carried out to assess the impact on the module and how it would affect a crew on board.