International Space Station (ISS) Commander Jeffrey Williams is seen silhouetted by the ISS's new cupola windows in Feb. 2010. Williams takes photographs through the windows, which are now open in the ISS's observation deck.
Astronauts aboard the ISS were 'moved to tears' Wednesday when they looked outside a new cupola for the first time.
Under Obama's 2011 budget, NASA would cancel plans to put astronauts back on the moon by 2020 and hand off space-taxi services to private companies.
Astronauts installed a new segment, Tranquility, and a seven-windowed cupola on the International Space Station that should give astronauts the most stunning views of Earth ever seen. When this mission ends, the core assembly tasks for the US segments of the station will be complete.
NASA launched a solar observatory into orbit Thursday. The mission is expected to help better forecast solar storms, which can disrupt communications on Earth.
Amnesty International campaigners with aluminum foil masks protest outside Vendanta Resources in London to raise awareness of what they claim are human rights abuses linked to Vedanta's aluminum refinery in Orissa, India.
NASA's space shuttle Endeavour launched successfully early Monday morning. The shuttle is headed to install a major module at the International Space Station.
The Sunday morning launch of space shuttle Endeavour was called off after the weather turned cloudy. NASA has rescheduled lift-off for early morning Monday.
In this image provided by NASA, the space shuttle Endeavour is ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over the Kennedy Space Center in the early morning hours of Sept. 19, 2012, as it departs for California.
Weather thwarts shuttle launches. But important factors favor this state.