It seems like every week, another rocket is launched into space carrying rovers to Mars, tourists or, most commonly, satellites.
At the center of space exploration beats a heart of incredible technological marvels and innovation that inspires scientists and engineers to reach for the stars. See some of the wildest space tech concepts here, as well as technologies needed to ensure humanity's expansion across the solar system.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is getting ready for its 14th Red Planet flight, but the thinning Martian air is making such sorties more and more challenging.
Settlements on the moon and Mars could grow thanks to the blood, sweat and tears of pioneering astronauts — literally.
Two physicists just snagged $3 million for helping develop a super-precise clock that could allow scientists to study and explore the universe like never before.
NASA engineers are building a next-generation supersonic plane that will produce a barely audible thump instead of the infamous boom that can rattle furniture and break glass.
NASA has cut a 10 cent check to space startup Lunar Outpost in the first-ever payment to a company to mine the moon.
New research on the International Space Station has increased astronauts' knowledge of DNA repair in space.
Dawn Aerospace's suborbital space plane took to the skies for the first time last month, and a new video takes you along for the ride.
More than 50 years after its pressurized writing instruments first entered orbit, Fisher Space Pen and its late founder are entering the Space Technology Hall of Fame.
Scientists have demonstrated that beamed microwaves can be converted to electricity to power drones.
NASA has awarded a total of $500,000 to 13 different teams via its Break the Ice Lunar Challenge, a competition designed to nurture the development of moon-mining tech.
SpaceX plans to launch a Canadian advertisement-beaming satellite into space that will eventually accept payments in Dogecoin, according to a media report.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity is getting set for its 11th off-Earth flight, which could happen early Thursday morning (Aug. 5).
The Mars helicopter Ingenuity flew its 10th flight on Saturday (July 24) to pass its first 1-mile marker.
NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy have teamed up to fund three design concepts for reactors that could become part of a nuclear thermal propulsion system.
Three companies — Masten Space Systems, Lunar Outpost and Honeybee Robotics — are developing a new system that would use rockets to mine water ice on the moon.