A space-elevator experiment is now at the International Space Station. The technology it's testing, if implemented on a large scale, could revolutionize spaceflight, advocates say.
Leading military space strategy experts are pondering the role of cis-lunar space in the context of President Donald Trump's plan to establish a U.S. Space Force.
Since its establishment in the 1870s, the USGS has focused on Earth. But now it's investigating what benefits may or may not exist in tapping extraterrestrial water, minerals and metals.
Forty years later, Gil Levin still insists that NASA's twin Viking landers found conclusive evidence of life on Mars.
The European Space Agency and Russia are working together to investigate the moon's resources — specifically, water ice and other volatiles at the lunar poles.
A recent paper lays out some key characteristics of Von Kármán Crater, the spot on the far side of the moon where China's robotic Chang'e 4 mission is scheduled to land late this year.
We now know a lot more about the region where China's ambitious lunar sample-return mission will touch down next year.
Scientists who study the moon are beaming about the new discovery of exposed water ice in lunar polar regions.
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B miniature space plane has winged past 340 days of flight performing secretive duties during the program's fifth flight.
The first-ever Israeli moon mission will launch before the end of the year, if all goes according to plan.
A fourth candidate landing site, dubbed "Midway," has been added for evaluation by the engineering and science teams working on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission.
Lisa Pratt, the space agency's new planetary protection officer, could soon oversee major shifts in regulations on public- and private-sector space missions.
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover remains silent as a giant dust storm continues to swirl on the Red Planet.
Researchers are using robotic submarines to hunt for meteorites in the ocean off the coast of Washington State.
A new report recommends that NASA update its policies that protect planets and other solar system bodies from possible contamination during space exploration missions.
NASA has awarded Colorado-based company Black Swift Technologies (BST) a contract to develop an aerial vehicle for atmospheric observations of Venus.
Small robotic landers near the Martian poles could conceivably harness wind power, a new study suggests.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and China's Manned Space Agency have invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on China's Space Station.
Chinese student volunteers completed a one-year test living in a simulated space lab in Beijing yesterday (May 15), setting a record for the longest stay in a self-contained facility.
NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed an agreement to use the AstroRad radiation protection vest on NASA's Exploration Mission-1 flight.
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has apparently been spotted by satellite watchers, about seven months after the secretive vehicle reached orbit.
The British Earth-imaging company Earth-i has released its first full-color video of Earth from space by its commercial satellite VividX2, which launched in January.