On May 20, 1978, NASA launched a spacecraft to Venus. The mission was called Pioneer-Venus 1. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space videos series!
NASA's push to land humans on the moon in 2024, along with the agency's ongoing research on the International Space Station, could serve as excellent analog environments for a mission to Mars.
Data sharing between entities in space will be easier and more secure using technologies such as blockchain, an industry participant argued at the Humans to Mars summit on May 16.
The Giant Magellan Telescope has notched some important milestones on its path to 'first light' in the mid-2020s.
Chances are high that the "Game of Thrones" finale won't tackle our most pressing question: Which would win, one of these fire-breathing dragons or one of SpaceX's Dragon capsules?
A U.S. venture-capital firm recently led a round of seed investment for Hermeus Corp., a new startup looking to develop a hypersonic aircraft.
The Air Force announcement that it is paying ULA $449.8 million for three Delta 4 Heavy launches is only half the story.
An incident involving a test of parachutes for one commercial crew vehicle has heightened awareness of the challenges involved in developing those systems.
An Illinois police officer on a routine trip earlier this month saw a fireball suddenly light up the sky in front of the car's dashboard camera.
Fifty years ago today, NASA's Apollo 10 mission rocketed to the moon — but never landed. This lunar landing dress rehearsal was critical in making sure that Apollo 11 was successful.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's groundbreaking Apollo program — and the 20th anniversary of Space.com — with a set of three free posters!
You can watch the "Blue Moon" rise live over Rome in a broadcast from the Virtual Telescope Project. Tune in today (May 18) to see the show, starting at 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 GMT).
You can watch the Blue Moon of May 2019 today in a live webcast from the Virtual Telescope in Italy at 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 GMT) today, May 18. Watch live here!
Visit the right patch of desert along the border of Libya and Egypt, and you could stumble on pieces of pale yellow glass, the traces of a meteorite impact that took place 29 million years ago.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has clocked a total of 60,000 laps around Mars, during which time the probe has collected invaluable data about the planet's surface and atmosphere.
Curiosity will be coming 'round the Martian mountain when it comes — and a colorful new animation highlights where exactly the mission is headed.
A mission to the moon may be a good "steppingstone" for sending humans to Mars, but will NASA's new push to put humans on the moon in 2024 will help get the agency to Mars by the 2030s?
More information about the new "Star Trek" spinoff series focusing on Jean-Luc Picard is beginning to find its way to the public.