"The stakes are very high"
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.
Stratolaunch revealed new details Sept. 27 about a rocket engine it is developing for use on future launch vehicles that will fly from a giant aircraft approaching its first flight.
A brand-new Japanese re-entry vehicle, designed to bring back experiments from space, recently hitched a ride to the International Space Station aboard a spacecraft called "white stork."
United Launch Alliance announced Sept. 27 that it has selected Blue Origin to provide the main engine for its next-generation Vulcan launch vehicle, a decision long expected by the industry.
There's a magnet in a secure room in Tokyo. The last time its designers switched it on, it blew open the heavy doors designed to keep it contained.
Two tiny Japanese rovers began exploring the surface of the big asteroid Ryugu over the weekend — but they're not roving in the traditional sense of the term.
A new robot kit lets kids build their own rovers to learn more about technology and the spacecraft used to explore other cosmic bodies, like the moon and Mars.
Visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River here in New York can now come face to face with a hologram of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space.
A satellite in space has fired a net at a target to test active space-junk-cleanup technology, and the video is amazing.