Mining Moon Ice: Prospecting Plans Starting to Take Shape
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.
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has winged past 200 days in orbit on its latest clandestine mission.
Nobody likes to have their life adrift — but on Venus, the drifting clouds of that hellish world could be a niche for extraterrestrial microbial life.
The impending re-entry of China's Tiangong-1 space station is being closely monitored, but experts still can't say exactly when and where the bus-size laboratory will fall to Earth.
China’s Tiangong-1 space lab will likely fall to Earth between March 30 and April 2, according to the latest prediction by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany.
A new forecast by the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office predicts that the 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 spacecraft will fall back to Earth between March 30 and April 6.
Later this year, the moon's far side will welcome its first robotic visitor — China's Chang'e 4 lander.
The Pittsburgh-based company Astrobotic, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has won a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Award to develop a "CubeRover" for moon missions.
NASA is pressing forward on plans to build a Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, an outpost for astronauts positioned in the space near Earth's moon.
Three containers of samples brought back to Earth by Apollo astronauts remain sealed today. Now is the right time to open one of them, some scientists contend.