Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts safely returned to Earth on Sunday, taking a detour to sunny California after storms hit the main landing strip in Florida.
A Russian cosmonaut used a joystick to guide a modernized cargo ship to the international space station Sunday after problems with an automated system prompted a last-minute switch to a manual docking.
Searchers have found the remains of a 10-ton meteor that produced a dramatic fireball in the skies over the Canadian Prairies this month, researchers said on Friday.
The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven have left the international space station.
Astronauts raised an iced-tea toast to Thanksgiving and ate a traditional turkey dinner before saying their farewells at the international space station.
Astronomers looking at the spectacular supersonic plumes of gas and dust shooting off one of Saturn's moons say there are strong hints of liquid water, a key building block of life.
Amateur astronomers are monitoring a shiny tool bag that has been orbiting Earth ever since it was dropped last week by an astronaut during a spacewalk outside the international space station.
With their visit winding down, the world's 10 space travelers zipped up a huge shipping crate at the international space station on Wednesday for return to Earth aboard space shuttle Endeavour.
Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: NASA's orbiting chess player is getting ready for the biggest move since his epic "Earth vs. space" match began — the move back down to Earth.
In spite of the global economic crisis, European ministers pledged 10 billion euros ($12.8 billion) Wednesday to an ambitious list of 30 space missions, including one to put a robotic rover on Mars.