Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. NASA said Tuesday that means "sky" in the language of th...

Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mini Mercury is skipping across the vast, glaring face of the sun in a rare celestial transit. Stargazers used solar-filtered binoculars and telescopes to...

SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched 60 mini satellites, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage. The Falcon rocket blasted off M...

Mercury putting on rare show Monday, parading across the sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mercury is putting on a rare celestial show next week, parading across the sun in view of most of the world. The solar system's smallest, innermost planet...

Boeing: Pin problem caused parachute issue in capsule test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing says a problem with a pin caused its Starliner capsule to land with two instead of three parachutes earlier this week. The crew capsule underwent a...

Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for yearlong stay

CAPE CANAVEREL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station's latest delivery includes 12 bottles of fine French wine. A Luxembourg company sent up the red wine, not for the astronau...

Boeing crew capsule launched mile into air on test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing's crew capsule is back on land after a brief flight to test its launch abort system. The Starliner capsule carried no astronauts Monday morning, ju...

3-2-1-Cookoff! Astronauts to bake cookies with new test oven

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forget reheated, freeze-dried space grub. Astronauts are about to get a new test oven for baking chocolate chip cookies from scratch. The next delivery to...

Air Force's mystery space plane lands, ends 2-year mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Air Force's mystery space plane is back on Earth, following a record-breaking two-year mission. The X-37B landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Flo...

Female spacewalking duo uplifted by excitement below

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The astronauts who took part in the first all-female spacewalk are still uplifted by all the excitement down on Earth. International Space Station residen...

World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first female spacewalking team is making history high above Earth. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Sp...

Mars lander's digger is burrowing again after snag

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Mars lander's digger is burrowing into the red planet again after hitting a snag seven months ago. NASA said Thursday the mechanical mole has penetrated...

Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station's two women are prepping for the first all-female spacewalk. U.S. astronauts Christina Koch (cook) and Jessica Meir (mere)...

Hubble Telescope zooms in on interstellar visitor

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor. This comet from outside our solar system is zooming by a...

NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has moved up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station. Astronauts Christina K...