The head of Russia's space agency criticized NASA's plans to return to the moon of being "too U.S.-centric."
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.
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.
NASA is looking for ways to make a visit to the International Space Station a little more like a voyage to Mars.
Spacebit's creepy-crawly robots could soon help explore the mysterious caves and lava tubes on the moon, according to the company's CEO. And the first test mission is expected to fly in 2021.
Future lunar explorers could have smart robots ready to help them thanks to OffWorld, a company that plans a fleet of industrial machines for destinations all over the solar system.
The coming generation of moon explorers should consider using lunar habitats as a test bed for future Mars missions, said a representative from the French space agency.
Hayabusa2's team — despite encountering a rockier surface than expected — made flawless touchdowns twice on an asteroid. Yet there are no plans for a "Hayabusa3," at least right now.
A Dutch nonprofit wants to give children around the world a taste of the "overview effect," or the view of Earth from outer space, through virtual reality.
Made In Space's new satellite-construction robot could herald a new generation of autonomous machines working on the moon — and perhaps even Mars.
South Africa's space agency has existed for just eight years, but the country wants to tackle a crucial challenge in satellite technology: understanding space weather.
Take it or leaf it: Mars won't offer the sort of veggie options on display at your neighborhood supermarket.
Humanity should consider building an interstellar probe to see our neighborhood from an outside point of view, argued several scientists at a recent conference.