Nasa says it will need to do a better job in future of averting one unexpected offshoot of Sunday’s historic splashdown of astronauts – a rush of private boats which came too close to the spacecraft.
Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are back on Earth after the first splashdown return in 45 years.
Two Nasa astronauts are on the last leg of their journey home as they prepare to make the first splashdown return to Earth in 45 years.
Two Nasa astronauts will make the first splashdown return in 45 years after SpaceX’s astronaut carrier the Crew Dragon successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and began its journey back to Earth, SpaceX said.
Two Nasa astronauts are getting ready to make the first splashdown return in 45 years.
Scientists have revealed the closest images ever taken of the Sun, which show mini solar flares, called “campfires”, dotted across its surface.
Astronomers have observed two collapsed stars of different masses locked in a “fiercely tight” orbit which, they say, could help shed light on some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.
Astronomers have observed a “monster star” mysteriously disappearing into darkness in a nearby galaxy.
Two “super-Earths” have been discovered orbiting one of the brightest red dwarf stars in the sky.
The interior ocean in Jupiter’s moon Europa may be able to sustain life, Nasa scientists believe.
An exoplanet the size of Neptune has been discovered orbiting a young star which, astronomers say, is relatively close to Earth.
Scientists have found a way to measure the lifetime of a neutron, a subatomic particle with a neutral charge, from space for the first time.
Nasa and SpaceX are set to launch astronauts into space from the US for the first time in nine years, after officials said the weather conditions had cleared up.
Nasa and SpaceX will try again to make history as they seek to launch astronauts into space from the US for the first time in nine years, just days after their first attempt was cancelled.
Nasa chiefs have said the SpaceX launch that was scheduled for Wednesday had to be delayed over concerns that the launch could trigger lightning.
Two Nasa astronauts are on course to make history as they launch into space from US soil for the first time in nine years.
Nasa and SpaceX are on course to make history on Wednesday as they launch two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011.
Astronomers believe they may have found the first direct evidence of a new planet being born.
The mysterious lava-like structures on the surface of Mars may have been caused by mud and not lava, according to a new study.
Salad seeds that went on a round trip to outer space and back grew at a slightly slower rate than their Earth-bound counterparts, scientists have found.
Skygazers can look forward to seeing several shooting stars on Tuesday night, as the Earth passes through the dust left over from Halley’s Comet.
An asteroid more than a mile wide skimmed past Earth on Wednesday, hurtling through space at a speed of around 19,000 miles per hour.
A star orbiting a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way moves in a way that was predicted by physicist Albert Einstein more than a century ago, astronomers have found.
The second supermoon of the year is set to light up the night sky and delight skygazers on Monday evening.
An ultra-massive white dwarf star with “unusually high” levels of carbon in its atmosphere has been discovered by astronomers.
A Nasa spacecraft sent to study the deep interior of Mars has confirmed the planet to be seismically active, or in other words, prone to quakes.
A UK-built device that will allow astronauts to communicate with Earth at home broadband speeds has reached the International Space Station (ISS).
Scientists are ramping up their efforts in the search for signs of alien life.
A UK-built device that will allow astronauts to communicate with Earth at home broadband speeds is set to be launched on Friday evening.
Mars formed gradually, accumulating mass over a period of 20 million years by pulling particles into its gravitational field, scientists believe.