For the first time ever, a NASA probe has performed a sample-snagging operation on an asteroid in deep space.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe is about to sample asteroid Bennu and you can watch it all live online starting today (Oct. 19). Here's how.
Today, NASA will attempt to grab tiny pieces of an asteroid called Bennu — and to mark the occasion, the agency has created a 360-degree video that will take you along for the ride.
We won't know if NASA's OSIRIS-REX spacecraft succeeded at its asteroid-sampling maneuver until 10 days after the attempt.
On Oct. 20, 1970, the Soviet Union launched the Zond 8 spacecraft on a mission to the moon. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!
An astronaut's photograph of the Earth is set to represent her and her crewmates' new mission, almost four years to the day after the image was first shared with the public.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch reflected on her participation in the first all-woman spacewalk ahead of its one-year anniversary on Sunday (Oct. 18).
NASA will touch a space rock tomorrow in a milestone event for what the agency considers a crucial field of study: asteroid science.
Once believed to be lost to history, two spacecraft shingles bearing the "nose art" from a pair of early NASA capsules have sold for almost half a million dollars.
NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft will "TAG" asteroid Bennu Tuesday (Oct. 20) and collect a sample for return to Earth.
NASA will broadcast an epic "touch and go" on Tuesday as a spacecraft descends toward asteroid Bennu to pick up a precious sample of dust.
As soon as he saw the data, Paul Chodas knew something was strange about the near-Earth object that had been designated 2020 SO.
China is operating a mission on the far side of the moon and is preparing to launch another this year to collect lunar samples — and it's already planning a new set of bold lunar missions.
NASA has just awarded a $650,000 grant to the team behind Lunar ExoCam, a camera system designed to eject from moon landers and record video of their touchdowns from the otherworldly gray ground.
SpaceX successfully launched a full stack of Starlink internet satellites into today (Oct. 18) and capped off the mission with a successful rocket landing at sea.
Being an astronaut of the 2020s will be completely different than it was for any astronaut that came before, a panel of spaceflyers told the International Astronautical Congress on Oct. 14.
A European-Japanese spacecraft just flew by Venus on its long, winding road to Mercury, snapping some stellar photos along the way.
SpaceX is on track to launch its first Mars mission in as little as four years from now, SpaceX's founder and CEO Elon Musk said Friday (Oct. 16) at the International Mars Society Convention.