SPACE

NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011

NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011

Published 03/08/2018

(Reuters) - NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. [more…]

Bezos throws cash, engineers at rocket program as space race…

Bezos throws cash, engineers at rocket program as space race…

Published 03/08/2018

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is racing to pull his private space company out of start-up mode and move into production amid signals [more…]

Scientists confirm Einstein’s supermassive black hole theory

Scientists confirm Einstein’s supermassive black hole theory

Published 26/07/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein’s predictions of what [more…]

Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

Published 25/07/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden [more…]

Europe launches Galileo navigation satellites amid Brexit row

Europe launches Galileo navigation satellites amid Brexit row

Published 25/07/2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched four more Galileo satellites on Wednesday, taking the number in orbit to 26 and moving a step closer to having [more…]

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun’s scorching atmosphere

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun’s scorching atmosphere

Published 20/07/2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat [more…]

Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a ‘wrong-way driver’

Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a ‘wrong-way driver’

Published 17/07/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the number known to be circling the [more…]

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report…

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report…

Published 16/07/2018

(This July 11 story in the final paragraph corrects the time period of launches, how far in advance seats are booked on Soyuz spacecraft and [more…]

HAL-like robot to help astronaut in space odyssey

HAL-like robot to help astronaut in space odyssey

Published 29/06/2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts launched from Florida early Friday to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered [more…]

New Cassini findings suggest Saturn moon could support life

New Cassini findings suggest Saturn moon could support life

Published 27/06/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, researchers said [more…]