This excerpt from Chapter 16 of Rod Pyle's new book "Interplanetary Robots" details the history of the probes that have braved the crushing pressure and fearsome heat of the planet Venus.
Apollo 11's historic magnitude is etched in Americans' minds, but behind the "one small step" are unknown stories that have slipped through the cracks.
In the new book "Space 2.0," Rod Pyle gives an inside look at what's coming next for space exploration, resource extraction and settlement.
Get out and enjoy the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but be sure to protect your eyes, or suffer potentially devastating effects.
Famed production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas discusses the incredible starship design for the film "Passengers" (2016).
Mars is front-and-center for NASA's efforts of the next 20 years, but there will be many stops along the way.
The explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 1 is a setback for the commercial spaceflight company, but it's also an opportunity to learn and improve.
A group of university engineering students have created — and successfully test-fired — a 3D-printed rocket engine. The students aim to eventually launch tiny satellites to space.
Disney's epic "Tomorrowland" features space technology done in steampunk style, and brings in early 20th century science heavyweights Jules Verne, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and Gustave Eiffel.
The world of tomorrow is a pretty wonderful place … at least that's the sentiment of the makers of Disney's new epic: 'Tomorrowland.'
A Q&A about the first flight test of NASA's Orion capsule with two of the people responsible for the deep-space vehicle's development.
Virgin Galactic opened its latest commercial spaceflight facility this month to build a new rocket capable of launching small satellites into orbit.
Ashwin Vasavada has taken over the top science slot for the Curiosity Mars rover mission, and is ready to climb Mount Sharp.
"Interstellar" was driven by scientific accuracy and top-notch visual effects, says Paul Franklin, the effects supervisor for the sci-fi hit.
NASA is staunchly defending the science plans for its flagship Mars rover Curiosity in the wake of a recent senior-level review that at times harshly criticized the mission's science operations.
When you think of the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Authority and the FBI, a team of starry-eyed film students may not necessarily come to mind as a potential partner for science.