While the cold, dry, radiation-blasted surface of Mars is widely considered to be uninhabitable, the subsurface may be a very different story.
The Space Force has been officially established, but it's still unclear exactly what the organization will do.
The great distances covered by visiting "aliens" may be ones of time rather than space, a recent book argues.
China hit a historic milestone on the moon Friday (Jan. 3) as its Chang'e 4 lander and rover celebrated their first full year exploring the lunar far side.
An unidentified astronaut aboard the International Space Station had a deep vein thrombosis — or blood clot — in the jugular vein of their neck, according to a new case study.
The launch will be the third ever for the Long March 5, and the first since a July 2017 liftoff ended in failure.
President Trump has signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and with it directed the establishment of the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.
China’s farside rover, Yutu 2, has broken the longevity record for working on the surface of the moon.
The moon's farside is an attention grabber for many reasons. A new mission idea capitalizes on those reasons in a project dubbed FARSIDE.
China's giant, alien-hunting radio telescope is finishing its testing-and-commissioning phase, which has occurred over the past three years.
A recent test of the ion engine that powers Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft went well, clearing the hardware for full-on operations soon, mission team members announced late last week.
Is 2020 the celestial payoff year, in which astronomers finally confirm a "technosignature" coming from an advanced alien civilization?
These strange features on the moon are associated with magnetic anomalies and may therefore help shield astronauts from radiation, some researchers say.
China just tested out its brand-new facility for simulating Mars landings, marking a big step in the nation's planned march to the Red Planet.
Explorers and tourists on the moon will have to deal with lunar dust, which is abrasive and pervasive.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has reportedly failed to spot India’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander, which apparently crashed during its Sept. 6 touchdown attempt.
The United States Air Force Space Command began conducting the 13th Schriever Wargame at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama yesterday (Sept. 4).
India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft at the moon successfully completed its fifth and final lunar orbit maneuver today (Sept. 1), setting the stage for the release of the country's first lunar lander.
The protection of trade routes and lines of communication are traditional military responsibilities, and this will continue to be true as cislunar space becomes "high ground."
The mission, which is scheduled to launch in July 2020, has suffered failures in two recent parachute tests.
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