A British rocket company, cited by New Mexico economic development officials as a potential tenant at the state's spaceport, is looking at other launch sites in Florida and Europe.
The Earth must turn about one degree (or about 4 minutes) more than a full circle to complete a 24-hour day as measured by the sun. That slight shift each day is what makes the different stars and constellations appear at different times of the year.
NASA managers on Friday cleared the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour for lift-off on March 11 on the first of three flights to deliver a huge Japanese research complex to the International Space Station.
In a blow to hopes for finding water and life on Mars, scientists think bright streaks detected inside Martian gullies after 1999 were not spurts of water, but rather avalanches of dust.
A 100-ton wheel, the last piece of an ambitious experiment that scientists hope will help unlock the secrets of the universe, was successfully lowered into an underground cavern on Friday.
Several thousand NASA contractors in Florida and Louisiana could be out of work once the space shuttle flies its last mission in 2010, the head of the U.S. space agency told a Senate panel Feb. 27.
NASA's flagship mission to land a nuclear-powered, next-generation rover on Mars is facing development problems and ballooning costs that could threaten its scheduled launch next year.
The launch of a rocket carrying a secret payload has been postponed to avoid possible space debris from the destruction of a spy satellite.
Astronomers have spent decades trying to figure out the reasons behind Venus' mysterious properties. Now one scientist thinks the planet's formation may explain them all.