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Amid War, Assad Approves New Space Agency

Syria's cabinet decides to establish a "space agency", despite the ongoing civil war that has killed more than 140,000.Elad Benari, 3/20/2014, 4:12 AM

Iran: We Launched a Monkey Into Space - Again

Iranian state television claims it launched another monkey into space, this time using liquid fuel.Tova Dvorin, 12/16/2013, 10:11 PM

Iran Planning to Send More Animals Into Space

A monkey, a mouse, a rabbit, or a cat? Iran's Space Agency claims at least one of these animals will be sent to space.Elad Benari, 9/11/2013, 5:45 AM

McCain Compares Ahmadinejad to Monkey, Sparking Outrage

Sen. McCain came under fire after posting tweet comparing Ahmadinejad to the monkey the Iranian government claims it launched into space. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/5/2013, 9:48 AM

Ahmadinejad Says He's Willing to Be First Iranian Astronaut

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he is willing to be the first Iranian sent into space on behalf of the nation’s space program. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/4/2013, 5:27 PM

Photos: Welcome to Mars

Curiosity photos from Mars show “Mount Sharp,” 3.4 miles high. NASA scientists call the descent and landing a “miracle of engineering.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Reuters, 8/7/2012, 1:02 PM

‘Curiosity’ Lands on Mars after ‘Seven Minutes of Terror’

The Mars science rover Curiosity landed on the Martian surface Monday after passing through what NASA called “seven minutes of terror.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Reuters, 8/6/2012, 8:46 AM

$1 Million Gift to ‘Go into Outer Space’

An anonymous $1 million gift to Ben Gurion University from a Florida couple will help scientists expand Israel’s space research.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/11/2012, 2:12 AM

NASA Astronaut Gives IAF Cadets Some Space

Col. William McArthur talks shop with future pilots, learns about the Knights of the Orange Tail.Gil Ronen, 2/7/2012, 10:33 AM

Israel's Space Budget Lifts Off: From NIS 10M to 165M

Finance Minister and Science and Technology Ministers agree on huge boost to Israel's space projects.Gil Ronen, 1/29/2012, 9:57 PM

Will Israeli Flag be the Third on Moon?

SpaceIl team in Google's $30M lunar contest aims to land an unmanned vehicle on the moon, transmit images back to earth.Gil Ronen, 11/11/2011, 11:54 AM