A new propulsion engine with dime-size thrusters could be used to propel a host of spacecraft, from small satellites to crewed ships designed for interplanetary exploration.
Solar astronomer J. McKim Malville has some advice for people planning to see the Great American Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21: Don’t photograph it.
Scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming.
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson urges Americans to become more scientifically literate in a short video he posted yesterday (April 19) on his Facebook page.
Asteroid mining, giant orbiting internet antennas and space-based solar power could create a space economy that brings a Mars colony within humanity's reach.
The spaceflight company Blue Origin, which was founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its first crewed flight to suborbital space soon.
Colonizing Mars will be no easy feat. It will take billions of dollars, new technologies yet to be invented and a whole lot of astronaut elbow grease.
A shapeshifting wing designed by NASA and MIT engineers could greatly reduce fuel use and emissions.