NASA relied on the U.S. State Department to implement an extensive global network of antennas to support the 1969 moon landing.
The moon was at the tail end of a partial lunar eclipse when it rose above the Andean horizon on Tuesday (July 16).
By watching the skies at the brink of sunrise and shortly after nightfall, astronomers spotted a hunk of rock with the shortest-known asteroid "year" to date.
To help determine whether Saturn's moon Titan could host life, researchers are modeling many possible realities of this icy world within tiny glass jars.
NASA wants to practice for a potential future human mission to Mars by investigating how astronauts would fare on the moon.
When the July 2 total solar eclipse crossed South America, a small group of scientists waited to see if the models they made matched up with pictures of the real thing.
Before the April 2024 total eclipse that will cross North America, there are a dozen lunar and solar eclipses appearing in skies across the world.
The roughly 11-lb. (5 kilograms) cubesat is designed to showcase that efficient solar sailing is possible.
As a spacecraft ambitiously maps over a billion stars, it is also discovering new asteroids whose orbits are mesmerizing, as seen in a new video.
The InSight Mars lander team is "elated" that the robot succeeded in lifting away the support structure surrounding stuck burrowing heat probe.
If you aren't lucky enough to view this summer's total solar eclipse in person, check out any one of these live webcasts streaming the amazing sight.
Scientists zapped mold spores in a laboratory and concluded that two types of fungus could survive a journey to the moon or Mars.
The Israeli organization SpaceIL will not be performing a lunar return for its second Beresheet mission after all, according to a recent tweet.
Beneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley sat down with Space.com to chat about the Apollo 11 mission and his latest book, "American Moonshot."
This Monday (June 24), the nonprofit organization The Planetary Society will launch LightSail 2, the first spacecraft propelled solely by sunlight.
Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley addressed a crowd seated beneath the space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to discuss his latest book, "American Moonshot."
On Tuesday (June 18), the project announced that it's made the largest data release ever in the search for extraterrestrial life.
As auditorium lights were dimming for an event called "Eyes in the Skies," a girl and her mother made their way to a pair of front-row seats.
There's probably no better way to learn what a person who has ventured off our planet is like than to hear their stories.
Hundreds of people gathered near the New York City waterfront to enjoy some science and summertime weather as part of the 2019 World Science Festival.
X-ray observations of a peculiar galaxy deep within the constellation Hydra (the Sea Serpent) have revealed more dark matter at its core than expected.
Sending astronauts to Mars will be hard, but a panel of experts considered the details of how to make it work — from living underground to exercising in space and even making bread on the Red Planet.
Two Russian cosmonauts stepped into the vacuum of space today (May 29) in the fourth spacewalk of 2019.
One hundred years ago today, in the wake of the first World War, a British astronomer watched a solar eclipse for signs that a German physicist may have been right about warps in the universe.