LightSail 2's 3.5-year mission came to an end on Nov. 17 when the sunshine-riding craft burned up upon reentry to Earth's atmosphere.
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European aerospace giant Airbus demonstrated how solar power could be beamed from space in a new experiment.
Two NASA astronauts will float outside the International Space Station today to prepare the orbiting lab for new solar wings and you can watch it live online.
On Dec. 2, the world will finally get a glimpse at the B-21 Raider, a new stealth bomber that has been described as "the most advanced military aircraft ever built."
Stratolaunch flew a prototype of its planned air-launched Talon hypersonic vehicle for the first time on Friday (Oct. 28).
Technology that could help humanity land heavy hardware on Mars will get an in-space test early next week.
The International Space Station experiment is a small step towards testing this tech for lunar exploration for the Artemis program, proponents say.
A Russian study claims that flying a formation of cubesats to create adverts in the night sky could be economically viable.
The experimental payload will launch on Lynk's second commercial satellite in December and will be tested with an undisclosed mobile partner.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter has taken flight again, staying aloft for nearly a minute this past weekend on its 33rd extraterrestrial sortie.
Vast Space, which is backed by a cryptocurrency billionaire, says it is in the early stages of looking at artificial gravity space stations, but few details are available..
Future lunar robots could fetch incredible science by borrowing from thousands of years of dog evolution. These companions can dig, jump and flip items over on the moon.
Small satellite deorbiting technology received a funding boost from NASA and an investment partner, as the Spinnaker drag sail's team aims for commercial sales in 2023.
Hotel giant Hilton is extending its operations to orbit with a new partnership on the Starlab private space station, which may be operational in 2027.
Ingenuity traveled about 308 feet (94 meters) on Sunday (Sept. 18), staying aloft for more than 55 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 10.6 mph (17.1 kph).
ArianeGroup's 'Susie' is a fully reusable craft designed to fit future rockets, one of which is being made right now for Arianespace.
A spinoff from the space shuttle program is offering people in menopause with relief from hot flashes, NASA says.
The United States will soon ask other nations to follow its lead and abandon destructive, debris-spawning anti-satellite testing, Vice President Kamala Harris said.