French firm's solar sail launched on SpaceX mission last week.
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Solar sailing can be a relatively slow-motion affair, but progress in the nascent field is quickly gaining steam.
Boom Supersonic has unveiled its new Symphony engine to serve as the cutting-edge propulsion system for its Overture airliner.
Microbes carried by laser-propelled sails could serve as interstellar probes that can build communications stations to phone home from Alpha Centauri.
NASA's supersonic X-59 plane is now one step closer to its flight demonstration over U.S. communities now that it has its 13-foot engine for quiet sonic booms.
Outpost recently tested a stratospheric paraglider to return space tech ahead of orbital ventures for NASA and other companies later in the 2020s.
The world is struggling to wean itself off fossil fuels. Should space-based solar power be part of the solution?
From identifying safe landing sites on Europa to understanding craters on the moon, machine learning is helping planetary scientists push the boundaries of space exploration.
Lockheed Martin has been blowing up its in-development inflatable space habitat in more ways than one.
Nuclear fusion has broad implications, fueling hopes of clean, limitless energy and the long-held dream of future rockets that are driven by nuclear propulsion.
When NASA scientists were planning the Mars Perseverance mission, they decided to try something new: Instead of just sending a rover, they'd also send up a small helicopter.
For the past 10 months, Amazon has been testing a machine learning software in space that can analyze Earth observation images on its own and send only the best ones to Earth.
The U.S. Air Force unveiled the new Northrop Grumman-built B-21 Raider stealth bomber Friday (Dec. 2) to be the new backbone of the Air Force's fleet.
The U.S. Air Force will unveil the new Northrop Grumman-built B-21 Raider stealth bomber today (Dec. 2), an aircraft that has been called "the most advanced military aircraft ever built."
NASA just awarded the Texas-based company ICON $57.2 million for its Project Olympus, which is working to develop technology that will allow humanity to build outposts on the moon and Mars.
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.
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).