The Orion capsule that will fly NASA's Artemis 2 moon mission recently received an essential piece of mission hardware — a novel laser-communication module.
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
NASA has selected five science experiments that it will fund to study the sun and Earth during the Great American Eclipse of 2024.
The module that will supply power, life support, water, fuel and propulsion to NASA's Artemis 2 astronaut mission around the moon is now in the agency's hands.
The crescent moon joins Mars, Venus and some of the brightest stars to kick off the summer 2024 skywatching season.
European scientists are developing an inflatable radio telescope concept that could do groundbreaking science on the moon.
The moon and Mercury will come close to the red supergiant star Aldebaran, the brightest star of Taurus the bull, in the early morning sky on Friday (June 16).
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield plans to release a new space sustainability plan formulated with King Charles III. The plan borrows its name from the famous Magna Carta.
European scientists are turning an aircraft into a laboratory that simulates lunar gravity to prepare astronauts and technology for future moon landings as part of the NASA-led Artemis missions.
Night owls and early risers will be treated to a late-night spectacle as a bright Jupiter and the moon will appear close together in the night sky overnight.
Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen deepened his Indigenous knowledge recently with a traditional ceremony known as the vision quest. It was folded into his moon mission training.
Astronauts with a taste for fried food will be able to indulge during journeys to the moon and Mars. New research shows that frying works in microgravity.
China wants to put a small constellation of satellites in orbit around the moon to create a radio telescope that would open a "new window" into the universe.
NASA is worried that SpaceX's giant new Starship vehicle won't be ready to carry Artemis astronauts to the surface of the moon in late 2025, as currently planned.
Skywatchers can see the moon meet up with Saturn in the early hours of June 10 as the two bodies make a close approach in the night sky.
Astronauts on NASA's Artemis moon missions might look for signs of life in shadowed polar craters — life that could have traveled with people from Earth.
Parabolic flights produce reduced gravity by following a wild trajectory of steep climbs and nerve-racking dives. The experience is out of this world, but for this reporter it had its challenges.
Space.com's reporter Tereza Pultarova takes part in a research flight simulating lunar gravity in this original documentary.
NASA wants a new lunar terrain vehicle that not only can transport astronauts across the moon, but also has semi-autonomous capabilities and scientific instruments similar to a Mars rover.
Skywatchers from around the planet have set the internet aglow with images of June's full moon, the Strawberry Moon, which rose on Saturday, June 3.
The launch of Russia's robotic Luna 25 moon lander has been postponed from July 13 and will now lift off no earlier than August.