Mars Science Lab launch delayed two years

NASA’s launch of the Mars Science Laboratory — hampered by technical difficulties and cost overruns — has been delayed until the fall of 2011, NASA officials said at a news conference Thursday in Washington.

iReporters watch planets, moon align

Shuttle lands at California air base

NASA officials Sunday waved off the first opportunity for space shuttle Endeavour to return to Earth, citing poor weather conditions.

Inspiration for ‘Contact’ still listening

From a remote valley in Northern California, Jill Tarter is listening to the universe.

Indian lunar orbiter hit by heat rise

Scientists have switched off several on-board instruments to halt rising temperatures inside India’s first unmanned lunar spacecraft.