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Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:20 PM

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

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:56 PM

A report by NASA's Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges behind the delays

Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says

NASA's Cassini probe of Saturn prepares for last plunge

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:43 PM

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 Cassini probe of Saturn prepares for last plunge

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:01 PM

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

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

'Goodbye Rosetta': Crash-landing ends historic comet mission

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:26 PM

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'

'Goodbye Rosetta': Crash-landing ends historic comet mission

Duterte & US, Miriam Santiago, Rosetta crash | 12PM wRap

Sep 30, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Watch Rappler's 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte & US, Miriam Santiago, Rosetta crash | 12PM wRap

Rosetta, Philae to reunite on comet for Sept 30 mission end

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The data from Rosetta and Philae will continue to be analyzed for months and years to come

Rosetta, Philae to reunite on comet for Sept 30 mission end

Istanbul attack, PH peace talks, NASA | 12PM wRap

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Watch Rappler's 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Istanbul attack, PH peace talks, NASA | 12PM wRap

Europe's comet orbiter back after 'dramatic' silence

Jun 02, 2016 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Rosetta spacecraft returns to normal operations after the European Space Agency lost contact with it for nearly 24 hours over the weekend

Europe's comet orbiter back after 'dramatic' silence

Sore – but no taller – astronaut Scott Kelly adjusts to Earth

Mar 05, 2016 - 10:41 AM

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

Sore – but no taller – astronaut Scott Kelly adjusts to Earth

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Feb 03, 2016 - 11:43 AM

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?

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Binay in BSP, West PH sea, China’s population policy | 6PM wRap

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Binay in BSP, West PH sea, China’s population policy | 6PM wRap

NASA spacecraft plunges through Saturn moon's icy spray

Oct 29, 2015 - 11:30 PM

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

NASA spacecraft plunges through Saturn moon's icy spray

Comet 67P, robot lab Philae's alien host, nears Sun

Aug 10, 2015 - 11:19 AM

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

Comet 67P, robot lab Philae's alien host, nears Sun

Comet probe Philae dials home, 'doing very well'

Jun 20, 2015 - 2:01 PM

The Philae mission seeks to unlock the long-held secrets of comets, which may reveal how the Solar System was formed

Comet probe Philae dials home, 'doing very well'

'Hello Earth': Comet probe Philae wakes up

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Scientists: 'We received new signals from (Philae) for a period of two minutes, as well as 40 seconds' worth of data'

'Hello Earth': Comet probe Philae wakes up

Russia delays return of ISS crew members after supply ship failure

May 13, 2015 - 8:47 AM

The journey home of the 3 crew members, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 14, is postponed until June

Russia delays return of ISS crew members after supply ship failure

Hubble at 25, Google's Project Fi, Chile volcanic eruption | SciTech4u

Apr 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM

That, and the girl who proved Einstein right in this week's episode of SciTech4u!

Hubble at 25, Google's Project Fi, Chile volcanic eruption | SciTech4u

Wake up Philae! The world awaits news

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:08 AM

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

Wake up Philae! The world awaits news

Comet probe 'may revive in March' – French space chief

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:29 AM

Jean-Yves Le Gall: 'We hope that from March, the sunlight will help the robot to recharge its batteries and resume its scientific work'

Comet probe 'may revive in March' – French space chief

Webhits: NASA geeks create 'All About That Space' parody video

Dec 14, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The geeks at NASA parodied "All About That Bass..." and called it "All About That Space"

Webhits: NASA geeks create 'All About That Space' parody video

Images show Philae's historic comet bounce

Nov 17, 2014 - 8:01 AM

The discovery came thanks to painstaking follow-up analysis of a series of pictures ESA had released on Friday

Images show Philae's historic comet bounce

Scientists hope for data after historic but dodgy comet landing

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:25 AM

(UPDATED) Landing manager: 'Hopefully, we are sitting there on the surface at a position different to the original landing and can continue our science'

Scientists hope for data after historic but dodgy comet landing

Space history: European probe Philae lands on comet

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:04 AM

(UPDATED) The historic landing marks the climax of a historic quest to explore an enigma of the Solar System

Space history: European probe Philae lands on comet

LIVE: The Rosetta #CometLanding mission

Nov 12, 2014 - 1:26 PM

(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

LIVE: The Rosetta #CometLanding mission

Comet-landing mission on track, one last hurdle ahead

Nov 12, 2014 - 11:40 AM

'Everyone's nervous, everyone's on tenterhooks, but we know the risk is worth taking. The rewards are enormous.'

Comet-landing mission on track, one last hurdle ahead

'Target locked': Comet mission eyes Nov 12 landing

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:10 PM

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

'Target locked': Comet mission eyes Nov 12 landing

Europe set to make space history with comet landing

Nov 09, 2014 - 11:49 AM

A lab called Philae will detach from its mothership Rosetta, heading for a deep-space rendezvous with a comet

Europe set to make space history with comet landing

To Agilkia... and beyond: Comet landing site is named

Nov 04, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Agilkia – called after an island on the Nile – is chosen as the name of the site for the first landing on a comet

To Agilkia... and beyond: Comet landing site is named

Lever under scrutiny in Virgin spaceship disaster

Nov 04, 2014 - 10:05 AM

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

Lever under scrutiny in Virgin spaceship disaster

Virgin was warned before about rocket engine safety

Nov 03, 2014 - 12:20 AM

An expert says she warned Virgin before over safety concerns after the death of three engineers in a rocket engine explosion in 2007

Virgin was warned before about rocket engine safety

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit

Sep 22, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Much of MAVEN's year-long mission will be spent circling Mars 3,730 miles above the surface.

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit

Europe sees 5 possible sites for comet landing

Aug 26, 2014 - 1:04 AM

'Choosing the right landing site is a complex process,' the European Space Agency cautions

Europe sees 5 possible sites for comet landing

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight

Aug 23, 2014 - 10:06 AM

The company plans to review flight record details to understand what caused the problem before conducting another test

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight

Probe makes space history with rendezvous with comet

Aug 06, 2014 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) It is the first time that a spacecraft has ever gone into orbit around a comet

Probe makes space history with rendezvous with comet

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Jul 25, 2014 - 8:10 AM

US scientists say the 2012 storm – the most powerful in 150 years – could have reverted civilization to the 18th century

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

NASA launches carbon-tracking satellite

Jul 02, 2014 - 11:33 PM

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

NASA launches carbon-tracking satellite

Hidden ocean on Saturn's moon bolsters life theory

Apr 04, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Saturn's moon Enceladus carries an ocean of melted water beneath its surface and may hold alien microbe, scientists say

Hidden ocean on Saturn's moon bolsters life theory

Earth appears to be an oddity, astronomers say

Jan 07, 2014 - 6:51 AM

Experts say that while super-Earths and mini-Neptunes are common, they bear little resemblance to the planet we call home

Earth appears to be an oddity, astronomers say

'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way: study

Jan 08, 2013 - 12:02 PM

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

'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way: study

Chinese spacecraft in first manual space docking: report

Jun 24, 2012 - 2:10 PM

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