Some brave people will soon lie down for science — and they won't get up for a long, long time.
A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could open alien worlds to an entirely new kind of exploration.
NASA is considering funding a mission that would send a satellite the size of a mini-fridge to the asteroid belt to examine an unexplored world: a massive asteroid scientists call Pallas.
A quarter century ago and thousands of miles away, a dramatic weeklong cosmic collision unfolded and helped the internet gain a foothold in people's lives.
Japan wants to build the ultimate moon rover for astronauts and has tapped Toyota to help develop a futuristic, off-road, lunar vehicle that could potentially launch in 2029.
Rovers, whatever world they're designed to explore, tend to work like little cars, but that can leave them vulnerable to getting stuck, as Spirit infamously did on Mars.
Technology developed at CERN and flown on the International Space Station is now at work helping art experts analyze paintings.
Col. Bongiovi, director of SMC's Launch Enterprise Directorate, says the NSSL program will seek to leverage the U.S. commercial launch industry.
Chinese defense contractor CASIC is preparing to launch a new solid propellant launch vehicle in the first half of the year as part of a multiplatform commercial space strategy.
NASA's Lunar Gateway space station project has secured its first international partnership. Canada pledged to contribute a "Canadarm3" smart robotic arm to repair and maintain the Gateway.
Despite a new emphasis on a streamlined, "lean' sample return architecture, it's unlikely that suite of missions will be able to return Martian samples to the Earth before the end of the 2020s.
The first-ever interplanetary "mole" is about to start burrowing into the Martian surface — but this mole is purely mechanical, and it would flounder on any other world.
As NASA selects payloads it plans to fly on commercial lunar landers, companies developing those spacecraft are skeptical any landers will be ready to fly this year, as the agency desires.
The quarks inside atoms move slower than the quarks inside free-floating protons and neutrons. But why?
In the new book "Space 2.0," Rod Pyle gives an inside look at what's coming next for space exploration, resource extraction and settlement.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is searching for potential spacesuit materials that would best protect future lunar astronauts from the inhospitable conditions of the moon.
Robotics technologies needed for future planetary exploration tested much closer to home, in the Moroccan desert.
UK startup Orbex has unveiled a prototype of its small-satellite launcher, a device that the company hopes will be lofting spacecraft at a rate of once per month by the mid-2020s.
Launching in Fall 2019 (priced at $49.99), Star Wars Lightsaber Academy will let you train with up to five Masters in the force -- either Sith or Jedi via an app-connected lightsaber.