Space junk has NASA keeping a close eye on the International Space Station. New residents arrived Thursday.
Human spaceflight: The House Science and Technology Committee has given NASA Administrator Charles Bolden until June 25 to deliver all records pertaining to the agency's 2011 budget proposal, which abandoned the Constellation program, whose goal was to send astronauts back to the Moon and possibly to Mars.
Amelia Earhat's watch, which the famed aviator wore on two trans-Atlantic flights was brought aboard the International Space Station 82 years to the day after her first flight.
The thin line of Earth's atmosphere and the setting sun are featured in this image photographed by the crew of the International Space Station in November 2009.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft linked up with the International Space Station Thursday with two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut aboard. The arrival boosted the space station's crew back up to full strength, with six people now living at the orbiting lab.
Theory of Everything: In an attempt to reconcile quantum mechanics with general relativity, scientists dropped super-cold quantum gas down a five-story shaft.
A meteor storm predicted for next year could imperil satellites and the space station, say NASA experts.
Draconid meteor shower: NASA is assessing the risk to spacecraft posed by the upcoming 2011 Draconid meteor shower, a seven-hour storm of tiny space rocks.
SpaceX, fresh off the success of its Falcon 9 rocket debut, has signed the largest commercial launch contract, worth $492 million.
Disney's space ranger Buzz Lightyear returned from space on Sept. 11, 2009 aboard space shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission after 15 months aboard the International Space Station. His time on the orbiting laboratory was celebrated in a ticker-tape parade together with his space station crewmates and former Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin on Oct. 2, at Walt Disney World in Florida.