Conspiracy theorists say that the Rosetta mission, the European Space Agency’s long, expensive and historic trip to rendezvous with and place an unmanned landing craft Comet 67P, was actually launched in order to investigate the possibility that the comet is an extraterrestrial spacecraft of some kind.

The New Horizons probe has woken up and is doing just fine as it nears Pluto, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has initiated its Asteroid Redirect Mission, an important first step in sending astronauts on trips to Mars in the future.

While our space programs are in many manners in their own infancy in regards to intergalactic quest, NASA scientists are taking a look at methods to send manned aircraft further than we have ever gone to Mars.