Star Trek is set in space. At its very heart, it aims to be a story of exploration, of advancing knowledge, of science.
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The dream of a human habitat in orbit about the moon came a step closer on September 27, when NASA and the Russian space agency (Roscosmos) signed up to a common vision for future human exploration.
Will we someday colonize space? Will our children visit other planets? To achieve goals like these, we’ll need to crack one crucial challenge: how to feed ourselves for long periods away from Earth.
Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao may have commanded a real-life space station, but "Star Trek" gave him an early push.
During my first spaceflight aboard Space Shuttle Columbia, I watched, incredulous, as Hurricane Emilia churned as a Category 5 storm.
Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity suggests backward time travel is possible in some scenarios, but do those situations ever exist in our universe?
How do scientists know there's a mysterious substance called "dark matter" that dominates our universe? An astrophysicist explains.
During the total solar eclipse, skywatchers can see the corona: the hellish, mysterious outer atmosphere that NASA plans to probe in 2018.
During my mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), I shot what I was told was the first astronaut video of a partial eclipse.