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.
The success of SpaceX's test flight to the space station suggests that exciting times are just around the corner, exploration advocates say.
When Ripley the dummy astronaut returned to Earth today (March 8) on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, it left its cute "little Earth" behind on the International Space Station.
SpaceX's first Crew Dragon looks like a toasted marshmallow after its fiery re-entry Friday (March 8).
The Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast today (March 8) at 8:45 a.m. EST, wrapping up a historic mission to the International Space Station.
The director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center said March 5 that the agency is "reassessing" the 2020 launch date for the first flight of its Space Launch System.
NASA has removed an instrument previously selected for the Europa Clipper mission, citing cost growth, but will seek ways to replace it with a less complex design.
Perhaps it's counterintuitive that astronauts, the humans being sent hundreds of miles away from any rocks, should care about geology.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is simple — click on the boulders you see in a detailed image of a distant space rock.
Boeing, NASA and their partners recently held a dress rehearsal for the upcoming launch of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner crew capsule on its first test flight to the International Space Station.
SpaceX's new astronaut taxi will return to Earth tomorrow morning (March 8), but a safe return is no slam dunk.
Col. Bongiovi, director of SMC's Launch Enterprise Directorate, says the NSSL program will seek to leverage the U.S. commercial launch industry.
It was love at first sight when NASA astronaut Anne McClain opened the hatch on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft and met her adorable new roommate.
When astronauts at the International Space Station opened up the Crew Dragon capsule to find a stuffed Earth inside, it was love at first sight.
You can count Vice President Mike Pence among the many people impressed and inspired by the maiden mission of SpaceX's new astronaut taxi.
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
NASA's recently deceased Kepler space telescope launched on March 6, 2009, ushering in a new era of planetary science.