Solar Orbiter, a mission led by the European Space Agency with NASA participation, is scheduled to launch on Feb. 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
NASA has chosen nine finalists in the student naming contest for its next Mars rover, which currently goes by the bland Mars 2020.
Scientists have identified the oldest known impact crater on Earth — and the ancient structure could tell us how our planet emerged from a long-ago frozen phase.
The first crewed flight of SpaceX's new astronaut taxi is likely just a few months away, now that a critical safety test is in the rearview mirror.
Elon Musk outlined some ambitious goals for SpaceX's Starship Mars-colonization system during a flurry of Twitter posts on Thursday (Jan. 16).
SpaceX's new astronaut taxi is ready to showcase its safety features in a critical flight test tomorrow (Jan. 18) that will help pave the way for the vehicle's first crewed flight.
The competition to name NASA's next Mars rover has entered a new phase, with the space agency culling the field from 28,000 down to 155.
Astronomers have spotted another possible planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from the sun.
Astronomers have found two more potentially life-supporting alien planets in our neck of the cosmic woods, as well as a weird and record-setting 'cold Neptune.'
One of our solar system's fundamental boundaries may have existed since the very beginning, a new study reports.
The swarm of earthquakes that have rocked Puerto Rico recently left marks that are visible from space.
The first pristine pieces of Mars won't be coming down to Earth for at least another decade, but the time to start preparing society for the epic arrival is now, scientists say.
Sharp-eyed satellites have spotted debris from the Ukrainian airliner that went down in Iran early Wednesday morning (Jan. 8).
Virgin Galactic's next SpaceShipTwo vehicle has carried its weight on its own wheels for the first time, company representatives announced Jan. 8, 2020.
The 212-foot-long (65 meters) SLS core stage rolled out of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Wednesday (Jan. 8) and was loaded onto a barge, agency officials announced.
Satellites operated by San Francisco-based company Planet have captured remarkably sharp photos of Iraq's al-Asad airbase, one of the sites hit in last night's (Jan. 7) bombardment.
It'll be a little while before we know if the next flight of Boeing's new CST-100 Starliner capsule will carry astronauts.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxi will have to wait at least another week to show its emergency-escape skills in flight.
SpaceX just launched its latest batch of Starlink internet satellites, and you might be able to spot the craft overhead if you know where to look.
If you're not yet hyped about the upcoming first crewed flight of SpaceX's astronaut taxi, a new video could help get you there.
SpaceX's newly redesigned prototype of its Mars-colonizing Starship craft could get off the ground for the first time just two or three months from now, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
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