The uncontrolled tumble of Phobos-Grunt into Earth's atmosphere is being eyed as a possible way to sharpen computer tools to more accurately calculate re-entry predictions.
Officials from NASA and the European Space Agency have pitched in to help save the Russian Phobos-Grunt probe, which was supposed to fly to a Martian moon to collect soil samples but is instead stuck in orbit around Earth.
Some experts are calling for an international code of conduct for spacefaring nations. But defining misconduct isn't easy.
The US Air Force's secret X-37B space plane remains in Earth orbit, but its initial mission might be coming to an end.
Spaceport America will play host to a number of aerospace companies, including Virgin Galatic and Lockheed Martin.
Europe is ramping up efforts to detect incoming asteroids. Scientists and astronauts met for the first time in Germany to discuss options for defending the Earth from asteroids.
Like a solar satellite in the 2002 Bond movie, Die Another Day, a former president of India plans to launch satellites that catch the suns rays and create a focused microwave beam back to collectors on Earth.
The US Air Force's secret X-37B space plane has boosted itself into a new orbit, say skywatchers.