NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is at the end of its fuel reserves

Cassini is officially, irrevocably in its final year of existence. The NASA spacecraft has been capturing lovely images and collecting samples of Saturn and its orbiting objects since 2004, but today Cassini enters the final phase of its mission. Between November 30th and April 22nd, Cassini will circle Saturn’s poles, diving between its outermost rings …

NASA astronaut casts lone vote from space

MIAMI: In a US presidential election that´s already been out of this world, the lone American astronaut in outer space has cast his vote, NASA said Monday. Shane Kimbrough became the latest astronaut to join in a long tradition of voting while floating above the Earth, inside the orbiting International Space Station. Kimbrough rode a …