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SpaceX: Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:42:05 GMT2016-09-23T18:42:05Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX said Friday that evidence points to a large breach in the rocket's helium system during a routine prelaunch test that turned into a devastating fireball three weeks ago....

US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:59:38 GMT2016-09-22T16:59:38Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed....

Russia delays manned launch to space station

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:32:59 GMT2016-09-17T10:32:59Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's space agency says a manned launch to the International Space Station that had been scheduled for next week has been postponed....

NASA astronaut wears spacesuit painted by kids with cancer

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:31:53 GMT2016-09-16T11:31:53Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Some childhood cancer patients will chat Friday with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station wearing a hand-painted spacesuit they helped decorate....

China launches second space station, Tiangong 2

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:29:21 GMT2016-09-15T14:29:21Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program that intends to send a mission to Mars in the coming years....

Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:13:10 GMT2016-09-14T14:13:10Z

MADRID (AP) -- If space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map, and the European Space Agency said Wednesday its mission to chart more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way is on track for completion in a year's time....