The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety calls for an independent Space Safety Institute to develop commercial space flight safety standards and certification processes.
The SABRE air-breathing rocket engine is ready for a major round of testing in the next 18 months after passing a preliminary design review by the European Space Agency.
UK startup Orbex has unveiled a prototype of its small-satellite launcher, a device that the company hopes will be lofting spacecraft at a rate of once per month by the mid-2020s.
A harpoon designed to capture orbital junk has been successfully tested in space for the first time as part of the active debris-removal demonstration mission called RemoveDebris.
A satellite in space has fired a net at a target to test active space-junk-cleanup technology, and the video is amazing.
A new type of camera developed by U.S. researchers will allow astronomers to directly image planets around nearby stars in the search for another Earth.
The largest-ever parachute bound for Mars, which will land Europe's ExoMars rover on the surface of the Red Planet in 2021, passed the first in a series of tests in Sweden.
An experiment that involved shooting meteorite-like projectiles at volcanic rocks has revealed how high-velocity asteroid impacts could have delivered water to Earth.
The first experiment designed to demonstrate active space debris removal in orbit has just reached the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
For the first time, the European Space Agency has tested a novel air-breathing electric thruster that could allow near-Earth orbiting satellites to stay in space almost indefinitely.
The death of iconic physicist Stephen Hawking Wednesday (March 14) has spawned an outpouring of respect and emotions from scientists the world over.
Scientists used a giant, rotating pot to simulate the atmosphere of Saturn, and they may have figured out how the gas giant's massive polar storms take shape.
The little, swiveling robots will look at a new portion of the sky for the invisible force called dark energy that may be causing the accelerating expansion of the universe.
An interstellar object called 'Oumuamua has confounded astronomers ever since it passed through our solar system in October of last year.