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EXPLAINER: How Richard Branson will ride own rocket to space

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Virgin Galactic will become the first rocket company to launch the boss when Richard Branson straps into one of his sleek, shiny space planes...

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two billionaires are putting everything on the line this month to ride their own rockets into space. ...

Astronauts tackle more solar panel work in 3rd spacewalk

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts worked to install another new solar panel outside the International Space Station on Friday, making their third spacewalk in...

Dirty laundry in space? NASA, Tide tackle cleaning challenge

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don’t. ...

Take 2: Spacewalking astronauts tackle solar panel work

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside...

Mistrial declared in case of University of Tennessee prof

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a former University of Tennessee researcher charged with hiding his...

Spacewalking astronauts boosting station’s solar power

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Wednesday to outfit the International Space Station with powerful, new solar panels to handle...

Computer trouble hits Hubble Space Telescope, science halted

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Hubble Space Telescope has been hit with computer trouble, with all astronomical viewing halted, NASA said Wednesday. ...

Venus hotter than ever: 3rd new robotic explorer on horizon

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Venus is hotter than ever, with a third new robotic explorer on the horizon. ...

Spacecraft buzzes Jupiter’s mega moon, 1st close-up in years

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. ...