Europe plans to launch Eagle-1, the first space-based quantum key distribution system for the European Union, in 2024, which could lead to an ultrasecure communications network.
The 70th International Astronautical Congress called space agencies, astronauts and scientists from all over the world to Washington, D.C. in October 2019 to discuss the latest discoveries, missions and ideas for space exploration. See news, photos and videos from the IAC 2019 here.
A number of emerging European commercial rocket companies are vying to reach orbit first, with debut launches expected in the second half of 2023.
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..
NASA is working on a blueprint to guide space exploration and infrastructure for the moon, Mars and to destinations across our solar system.
NASA's DART spacecraft is closing in on its appointment with Dimorphos, but the energetic encounter is just the very speartip of global efforts to keep life on Earth safe from asteroid impacts.
China's Tianwen 1 Mars mission has been awarded one of the spaceflight world's most prestigious awards.
China is planning an ambitious two-for-one shot to the outer planets with a pair of spacecraft to launch for Jupiter and Uranus around 2030.
The Canadian Space Agency is expanding its spaceflight options through an agreement with Axiom Space, which has already organized a crewed mission with SpaceX.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told a major international space conference that the possibility of cooperating with China in space is "up to China."
Heads of the world's major space agencies presented their big plans for the coming years at a major congress in Paris, while underlining the serious challenges that could affect space and humanity.
The head of Russia's space agency criticized NASA's plans to return to the moon of being "too U.S.-centric."
Space agencies are at a crucial pivot point as international consortiums embark on ambitious endeavors like returning samples from Mars and sending human missions to the moon.
Being an astronaut of the 2020s will be completely different than it was for any astronaut that came before, a panel of spaceflyers told the International Astronautical Congress on Oct. 14.
China's Chang'e 4 spacecraft have awoken for another lunar day on the far side of the moon, while on Earth the mission received a prestigious international award for its accomplishments.
Commercializing the International Space Station could allow for testing components for moon and Mars missions, and the orbiting platform could also be a pit stop on the way to the moon.
How do you feel about helicopter parenting? The result may determine whether you would be a better fit with NASA's astronaut program or its Russian counterpart.
Humans have questions about alien life. But those beings, if they exist, likely have some questions of their own about humans, queries we may want to answer before we find any life beyond Earth.
Scientists have spent long enough looking for proof of alien life that the little buggers, if they do exist, probably aren't going to be easy to identify.
Both SpaceX and NASA have ideas about how to get humans to the Red Planet, but the founder of the Mars Society says there's a better way to do it.
The long-standing debate over Pluto's planethood recently got a public boost from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who said the world should definitely be a planet.