NASA plans to send Google smartphones with state of the art 3D sensing technology into orbit to use them as eyes and brains for its newest sci-fi inspired machinery. The gadgets will be installed into hovering robots and boost the agency's Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, otherwise known as SPHERES, on the International Space Station.
Due to a water flow problem detected on Tuesday the US space agency was forced to postpone the launch of a satellite that was to tack levels of a leading greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, reports AFP.
NASA has successfully tested a ‘saucer’-shaped spacecraft for future missions to Mars. A helium balloon carrying an experimental spaceship similar to the shape of the UFO, floated off a launch tower at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday (January 28).
Today NASA starts the first ever test of an aerodynamic inflatable supersonic decelerator meant to provide landing on Mars. The apparatus was launched from the US Air Force launch facility at Kauai Island at 11:47 a.m. Pacific Coast time (10:47 p.m. Moscow time).
NASA plans to launch in the Earth's atmosphere a "flying saucer" in order to test the new technology of landing on Mars on Saturday, according to the space agency’s website.
Tuesday marked one Martian year since the US-made space rover Curiosity landed on Mars. That's 687 Earth days. Curiosity celebrated the anniversary by taking a selfie, posing against the backdrop of a rocky desert.
The US space agency has finally identified the chemical composition that provides Saturn's moon Titan its orange haze.
The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) has been alerted to a little smoke coming from the Russian module, NASA website reported Wednesday.
Experts in their new report are warning US President Barack Obama about possible failure of NASA project with astronauts reaching Mars in 2030s. In their 285-page review of human spaceflight program, experts from National Research Council specify that NASA lacks viable strategy for getting there. Budget of project is too small to succeed, they add.
Russia is capable of further developing its national space program despite recently imposed Western sanctions over Moscow’s stance on the situation in neighboring Ukraine, the head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on Monday.
Russia and the US have resumed talks on new joint projects regarding the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian daily Izvestia writes on Wednesday, referring to Oleg Orlov, First Deputy Director of the Institute for Medico-Biological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Astronomers have discovered a new planet, a rocky world 17 times the mass of Earth. Other "Super-Earths" have been discovered before, but this one is special. Scientists call it a "Mega-Earth." Discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and announced on Monday at an astronomy meeting in Boston, this planet was officially named Kepler-10c. The discovery shows how huge a rocky planet can be without becoming a Jupiter-like gas giant.
Cooperation with private firms will benefit the US space industry but cannot replace cooperation with Russia. Washington risks seeing its space projects hit hard if it abandons cooperation with Moscow, Bloomberg says.
The Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet for almost two years, never ceases to amaze us with unique and extraordinary pictures. In the last batch, those searching for extraterrestrial civilization have found what appears to be a tomb topped with a cross.
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is developing a national manned spaceflight strategy to replace the International Space Station program after 2020, Roscosmos deputy chief Sergei Savelyev said.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visited china in official capacity and met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping, NASA chief claims the ISS can work without Russia, VISA may shut down operations in Russia by July, Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic, Last week's Proton-M rocket failure will accelerate the formation of Russia's United Rocket and Space Corporation, Obama administration to release drone memo on killing US citizens. These issues in Voice of Russia's daily Press Review.
NASA has not received from Russia notifications of changes in cooperation on the International Space Station (ISS) and expects to continue cooperation, press service of the US space agency stated, commenting on Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and the head of Roscosmos Oleg Ostapenko.
The sun has a new hole on its surface in images taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory this week. A NASA spacecraft has made a surprising find: a near-perfect square-shaped "hole" in the star's outer atmosphere, The Daily Mail reports. (VIDEO)
Massive regions of the ice sheet that makes up West Antarctica have begun collapsing in a process that scientists have worried about for decades and fear is likely unstoppable, two separate teams of scientists said on Monday.