SpaceX Barge-Landing Attempt Delayed Until January

The SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station and associated attempt at soft-landing the Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge is delayed until January 6, 2015. The delay will allow for investigating a problematic static fire test, but will push back the flight until after the holidays. » 12/19/14 5:03am Today 5:03am

A Freeze-Dried, Irradiated And Thermostabilized Thanksgiving Dinner

Astronauts on the space station get holiday feast, although the adjectives are less "juicy" and more "irradiated." The menu is irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams, freeze-dried green beans, mushrooms, and cornbread dressing, and a thermostabilized cherry-blueberry cobbler for dessert. » 11/27/14 6:40pm 11/27/14 6:40pm

The Space Station Has 15 Sunsets A Day, And All Are Beautiful

The International Space Station goes through a full day in 92 minutes, each with its own sunrise and sunset. The Earth's atmosphere acts as a prism, bending rays of sunlight to paint the station in a quick succession of rich colours. Astronaut Butch Wilmore photographed how the light changes on a solar array. » 11/18/14 4:23pm 11/18/14 4:23pm

Astronauts' Perfect Landing Is Thwarted By A Gust Of Wind

It's time for a crew swap on the International Space Station. Astronauts Reid Wiseman, Alexander Gerst, and Max Suraev had a flawless descent in the Soyuz spacecraft only to have their homecoming was marred by below-freezing temperatures and a sharp gust of wind tipping their capsule over after landing. » 11/11/14 2:56am 11/11/14 2:56am

Yes, Time Travel Is Possible; Here's How

Time travel's been one of man's wildest fantasies for centuries. It's long been a popular trend in movies and fiction, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of Interstellar » 11/05/14 6:28pm 11/05/14 6:28pm

A Dramatic Emergency Maneuver Just Prevented A Possible Space Disaster

The European Space Agency has revealed that, last week, the International Space Station confronted its most urgent threat ever from space debris. When ground stations detected a piece of a Russian satellite on a collision course, they managed to protect the station with just hours to spare. » 11/05/14 3:20pm 11/05/14 3:20pm