Two of the Shuttle Atlantis crew are on a spacewalk, working outside the International Space Station this morning to finish a battery upgrade service call on the station's solar arrays.
The Falcon 9 rocket, built by Space Exploration Technologies, could make its first test as soon as May 28. It could be modified to carry people into orbit, company officials said.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis has delivered a new room module to the International Space Station. The Russian-built module will double as a research workspace and a docking port.
The space shuttle Atlantis with Earth as a backdrop is seen prior to docking with the International Space Station (ISS) in this handout photo provided by NASA and taken on May 16.
After waking up to the Rolling Stones, two astronauts have begun 7-hour outside space mission.
Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan, wearing the pink jersey of the overall leader, touches pink balloons prior to the start of the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race from Frosinone to Cava De Tirreni, Italy, on Monday.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, blasted Obama's decision to cancel NASA's manned mission to the moon.
On its last mission the space shuttle Atlantis will bring 3,000 pounds of US supplies to the International Space Station, as well as a Russian module.
A car drives through ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano on Thursday. Europe has been dogged for weeks by repeated shutdowns of air traffic since an erupting volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland started spewing ash in April.
After this flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis there are only two space shuttle missions left before the orbiters are retired.