Nasa is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.
Nasa's new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon and asteroids, likely will not have its debut test flight until 2018.
A lab sited under 1.4km of rock has detected particles from the Sun that help to measure activity at the very heart of our star, scientists said.
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Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following an explosion of a related prototype vehicle.
The European Space Agency said it had drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever landing on a comet.
Nasa's Mars explorer has covered only 9km in two years, writes Jan Cronje.
The European Space Agency and Arianespace say the satellites ended up in off-target orbits after being launched from French Guiana.
Boeing has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
The launch of the Phoenix-1A rocket at the Denel Overberg test range in the Western Cape was the result of four years of work.
Astronauts on board the ISS sleep on average six hours and five minutes a night - shorter than the recommended eight and a half hours.
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