Boeing's crew capsule bound for the International Space Station is taking its next big step on the journey today (Nov. 21) as it moves from the company's facility out to its launch complex.
Nanoracks wants to expand from hosting experiments on board the International Space Station to running their own mini stations built from used rockets, with a first launch scheduled for next year.
If you're looking to plan a space-themed trip but you've already been to NASA's Kennedy and Johnson space centers, Atlas Obscura's new book can offer off-the-beaten-path cosmic destinations.
It's going to take a lot more than a doggy paddle to explore the oceans hidden below the icy surfaces of some of the solar system's most intriguing moons.
NASA has asked a team of scientists to figure out what they could learn from sending a major mission to Venus and how such a mission might work.
There are no hurricanes on Mercury, but there is plenty of water ice — and observing that ice can help scientists deal with the lingering effects of a very terrestrial hurricane.
Humans have questions about alien life. But those beings, if they exist, likely have some questions of their own about humans, queries we may want to answer before we find any life beyond Earth.
Two longtime spaceflight experts told a group of congressional representatives that NASA needed stronger leadership to meet its ambitious 2024 lunar-landing goal, much less to put humans on Mars.
Japan's enterprising asteroid-sampling spacecraft began they journey home Tuesday (Nov. 12), packed full of precious space rocks that scientists can't wait to get their hands on.
Generations of NASA astronauts in space and on Earth took a moment today (Nov. 11) to mark Veterans Day.
SpaceX is planning to launch the second installment of its Starlink megaconstellation on Monday (Nov. 11), and astronomers are waiting to see — well, precisely what they will see.
India has launched just three planetary-science spacecraft, but the country is already eyeing a new destination: Venus.
Among the dozens of spacecraft that have visited the moon, none can come close to the tenure of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which recently marked a decade studying our sibling world.
Scientists have spent long enough looking for proof of alien life that the little buggers, if they do exist, probably aren't going to be easy to identify.
NASA is looking for ways to make a visit to the International Space Station a little more like a voyage to Mars.
The twin Voyager probes are the ultimate spaceflight overachievers, but everyone knows their run can't last forever.
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner crewed vehicle aced a crucial safety test this morning in the New Mexico desert.
South Africa's space agency has existed for just eight years, but the country wants to tackle a crucial challenge in satellite technology: understanding space weather.
Take it or leaf it: Mars won't offer the sort of veggie options on display at your neighborhood supermarket.
Scientists studying Mars have wanted pieces of the Red Planet here on Earth for decades, and they are finally getting their shot at designing a mission to acquire such souvenirs.
Our sun may someday be able to shed light on whether life is hiding on a distant planet, assuming humans can execute a delicate maneuver in space.
California residents spent an anxious weekend tracking the path of a wildfire through Sonoma County north of San Francisco Bay — and satellites have been watching along with locals.
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