NASA is deep into planning the first crewed excursion of the Artemis program as Artemis 1, which surpassed expectations, targets a splashdown and end of mission Sunday (Dec. 11).
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
NASA has built a new rocket and spacecraft to get Artemis astronauts to the moon, and it's developing a new toolkit for them to use on the lunar surface as well.
Artemis 1's Orion capsule is scheduled to return to Earth on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 11), wrapping up its historic mission with a Pacific Ocean splashdown.
A Japanese billionaire announced the eight people who will be flying with him around the moon as soon as 2023, including "Everyday Astronaut" YouTube channel creator Tim Dodd.
On Wednesday (Dec. 7), skywatchers around the world were treated to a celestial show as the full moon eclipsed Mars at opposition in the night sky.
Space.com talked with NASA astronaut Stanley Love at Kennedy Space Center during the launch of Artemis 1 to discuss how he and others are working to design a spacecraft cockpit for the digital age.
Artemis 1's uncrewed Orion capsule captured a jaw-dropping view of the moon crossing in front of Earth on Nov. 28, 2022.
There are at least two Human Landing Systems vying for future NASA Artemis missions on the moon, adding on to SpaceX Starship lander approved for Artemis 3 and Artemis 4.
SpaceX is now targeting Dec. 11 for the launch of a private Japanese moon lander after a series of delays with multiple Falcon 9 rockets.
On Wednesday (Dec. 7) the moon will reach its full moon phase as December's aptly named Cold Moon, the final full moon of 2022, rises for most of the night.
NASA's Apollo 17 mission lifted off on Dec. 7, 1972, sending Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans toward Earth's nearest neighbor.
A bright Mars at opposition will disappear behind the moon on Wednesday (Dec. 7), but exactly when you should look up depends on where you are.
The NASA Orion spacecraft captured incredible footage of two big moon craters during a close flyby on Monday (Dec. 5). All you need to see them yourself is a small telescope.
The Orion spacecraft flew over the landing sites where Apollo astronauts roamed in the 1960s and 1970s. The Artemis program, however, will find different rocks.
This week offers multiple opportunities to get a great look at Mars thanks to several livestreams of Red Planet astronomical events.
The Orion spacecraft had a brief power issue on Sunday (Dec. 4) but did complete its planned engine burn to return home as planned today.
While distant Uranus will be covered in the night sky for many observers, amateur astronomers in other parts of Earth will be able to use the proximity of the moon and Uranus to spot the ice giant.
NASA's Artemis 1 Orion capsule finished a crucial engine burn during a flyby of the moon on Monday morning (Dec. 5).
Luckily, the launch abort system wasn't needed during the Artemis 1 launch to the moon. But the view its departure left behind looks just like a moment from 'Interstellar' or 'Star Wars'.
The full moon will appear in very close proximity to a brilliant Mars in the evening of Wednesday (Dec. 7) as the Red Planet reaches opposition.