After its successful test launch of the Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment 3, NASA says that this technology could be used to land humans on Mars.
NASA's inflatable heat shield, which could someday be used to protect a large payload as it enters the atmosphere of Mars, performed as expected during a test Monday.
Astronauts returning from spacewalks frequently report a distinct odor clinging to their spacesuits and equipment.
NASA has unveied the brand new Orion space capsule, which is expected to have its first test launch in spring 2014.
Dragon is the first US spacecraft to attach to the International Space Station since the end of the Space Shuttle program, in July 2011.
Hydroponic carrots and bell peppers could join the usual freeze-dried fare for the three-year journey to the Red Planet and back.
The safe arrival Tuesday of an American, Japanese, and Russian astronauts at the International Space Station helps improve confidence in the Russian space program. The Russian effort has been beset by problems lately.
SpaceX's Dragon space capsule has passed a main design review, brining the private spacecraft closer to carrying astronauts into orbit.
A trio of experienced astronauts blasted off Saturday night from Kazakhstan's Baikonour Cosmodrome to join the crew aboard the International Space Station.
Alan Poindexter dies: NASA and astronauts around the world remember the former US Navy Captain and NASA astronaut as a man who 'proudly served his country for 26 years'.