NASA's Cassini mission has come to a spectacular close on September 15. The spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn and studying that system for 13 years.
The telescope that found thousands of distant worlds over the past decade has run out of fuel. Kepler‘s successor has already embarked on a mission to add to the telescope's tally of planets that could support life.
A central module for America's new Orion spacecraft comes from Europe and was manufactured in Germany. It's a major step in transatlantic cooperation in space exploration.
NASA has reported a technical malfunction during a launch of an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to the ISS. The two pilots were recovered after their Soyuz capsule crash landed in Kazakhstan.
Saturn's tiny, icy moon of Enceladus could harbor the means to support life, according to new data from a US-European spacecraft. But don't pack your bags yet, temperatures tend to reach only -198 degrees C (-324 F).
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