Mars Cubesats Make History with Deep-Space Maneuver

Over the past week, NASA's tiny MarCO-A and MarCO-B spacecraft have been firing their onboard thrusters to refine their course toward Mars. No cubesat had ever performed such a "trajectory correction maneuver" before, agency officials said.

The Moons of Some Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life

Researchers have identified more than 100 giant exoplanets that could have potentially life-hosting moons. The new analysis could change the way scientists search for life in the cosmos, study team members said.

Soyuz Capsule Returns Station Crew to Earth After 168 Days in Space

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew members landed after five months docked to the International Space Station. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige "Neemo" Kanai with JAXA and NASA astronut Scott "Maker" Tingle touched down in Kazakhstan.