NASA launches student rocket challenge

Nearly three dozen student teams from colleges, universities, high schools and some middle schools from around the country flocked to Huntsville, Ala., the location of the Marshall Space Flight Center, so their rockets could take flight.

Russian rocket en route to International Space Station to deliver supplies to astronauts aboard

A Russian cargo ship lifted off from a Kazakhstan air base Thursday and is set to dock at the International Space Station to deliver more than 3.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies to the six astronauts living on the floating space lab. 

Pregnant whale found dead in Italy with 49 pounds of plastic in stomach

The dead body of a pregnant sperm whale washed up on the coast in Sardinia, Italy last week contained 49 pounds of plastic in its stomach, according to the country’s environment minister and CNN International.