NASA's InSight Mars lander carries a five-fingered metallic claw at the end of its robotic arm that's crucial to the robot's mission. Here's how that claw will work.
NASA has opened a submission period for commercial moon-lander proposals, noting that selected technology might fly as soon as next year.
The three astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station were supposed to welcome two new roommates today; here's what will happen instead.
Boeing is investing in Accion Systems Inc., a Boston startup focused on scalable electric propulsion technology for satellites.
If you ever wanted to follow in Neil Armstrong's footsteps to the moon, you can do so this month — in virtual reality.
A space-elevator experiment is now at the International Space Station. The technology it's testing, if implemented on a large scale, could revolutionize spaceflight, advocates say.
A spacecraft designed to eventually replace many spacewalking astronaut activities passed two key pressure-leak tests in September, the company recently told Space.com.
A rover following in the footsteps of the MASCOT asteroid lander will be incorporated into Japan's Martian Moons Exploration (MMX) sample-return mission, which is scheduled to launch in 2024.
As engineers scramble to fix a glitch in the Curiosity rover on Mars, they have switched the rover from a misbehaving computer to the craft's second, backup brain.
Today (Oct. 3), aerospace giant Lockheed Martin revealed its concept for a reusable, single-stage spaceship capable of ferrying four astronauts between lunar orbit and the surface of the moon.
A new contest for lunar exploration was unveiled yesterday (Oct. 2) at the International Astronomical Congress in Bremen, Germany, promising to develop technologies for a 2024 flight date.
Relief workers can now use freely available satellite imagery to navigate destruction from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.