The Cygnus spacecraft is packed with 7,626 pounds of crew supplies, hardware, and dozens of experiments aimed at studying fire, growing food, and cancer therapies
A report by NASA's Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges behind the delays
Its final goal is to sample Saturn's atmosphere and particles coming from the main rings for the first time, while also capturing the closest-ever views of Saturn's clouds and inner rings, NASA says
NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov of Roscosmos blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after a one-month delay
There are tears, hugs, and cheers at mission control in Darmstadt, Germany when spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced: 'This is the end of the Rosetta mission'
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The data from Rosetta and Philae will continue to be analyzed for months and years to come
(UPDATED) The Rosetta spacecraft returns to normal operations after the European Space Agency lost contact with it for nearly 24 hours over the weekend
One of the effects of spending such a long time in the absence of gravity was that Kelly's spine expanded temporarily, making him grow 1.5 inches, only to shrink as he returned to Earth
The success of the campaign to humanize a scientific instrument has left the European Space Agency (ESA) with a dilemma: how to communicate Philae's demise?
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While the spacecraft is not equipped to detect life, scientists hope the pass will give them a better understanding of what is contained in the icy spray
Scientists hope the heat of perihelion – when the comet comes closest to the Sun in its orbit – will cause the enigmatic traveller to shed more of its icy crust
The Philae mission seeks to unlock the long-held secrets of comets, which may reveal how the Solar System was formed
Scientists: 'We received new signals from (Philae) for a period of two minutes, as well as 40 seconds' worth of data'
The journey home of the 3 crew members, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 14, is postponed until June
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The European Space Agency (ESA) cautions there could be a long wait before the lander talks to its comet-orbiting mothership Rosetta... if at all
Jean-Yves Le Gall: 'We hope that from March, the sunlight will help the robot to recharge its batteries and resume its scientific work'
The geeks at NASA parodied "All About That Bass..." and called it "All About That Space"
The discovery came thanks to painstaking follow-up analysis of a series of pictures ESA had released on Friday
(UPDATED) Landing manager: 'Hopefully, we are sitting there on the surface at a position different to the original landing and can continue our science'
(UPDATED) The historic landing marks the climax of a historic quest to explore an enigma of the Solar System
(UPDATED) Watch live as the European Space Agency (ESA) attempts to land the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a first in history
'Everyone's nervous, everyone's on tenterhooks, but we know the risk is worth taking. The rewards are enormous.'
European scientists are gearing for the culmination of two decades' work and a 1.3-billion-euro ($1.6-billion) bet with the first-ever landing on a comet on Wednesday
A lab called Philae will detach from its mothership Rosetta, heading for a deep-space rendezvous with a comet
Agilkia – called after an island on the Nile – is chosen as the name of the site for the first landing on a comet
Investigators point out that a lock-unlock lever, used to activate a process in SpaceShipTwo's tail section – typically to slow it for re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere – had been moved by the co-pilot
An expert says she warned Virgin before over safety concerns after the death of three engineers in a rocket engine explosion in 2007
Much of MAVEN's year-long mission will be spent circling Mars 3,730 miles above the surface.
'Choosing the right landing site is a complex process,' the European Space Agency cautions
The company plans to review flight record details to understand what caused the problem before conducting another test
(UPDATED) It is the first time that a spacecraft has ever gone into orbit around a comet
US scientists say the 2012 storm – the most powerful in 150 years – could have reverted civilization to the 18th century
The successful takeoff is a boon to NASA, after two previous bids to launch Earth science spacecraft – one for carbon and another for aerosols – failed due to rocket malfunctions in 2009 and 2011
Saturn's moon Enceladus carries an ocean of melted water beneath its surface and may hold alien microbe, scientists say
Experts say that while super-Earths and mini-Neptunes are common, they bear little resemblance to the planet we call home
Astronomers using NASA's Kepler spacecraft found that about 17 percent of stars in our galaxy have a planet about the size of Earth in a close orbit
A Chinese spacecraft successfully completed the country's first manual docking in orbit on Sunday, June 24, the official Xinhua news agency said, a milestone in an ambitious programe to build a space station