With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly.
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup focused on research and manufacturing in microgravity, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility.
Last week, astronomers announced the discovery of "hotspots" circling the drain of a massive black hole, proving a decade-old theory that a behemoth lies at the center of our Milky Way galaxy and gobbles up matter that gets too close.
Getting excited about NASA's InSight lander touching down on Mars? We are, too! Here are some of the best books for young and old to read up about the Red Planet.
Space-junk experts are raising a red flag about the upcoming launch of more than 60 small satellites atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
On Nov. 21, 1676, the Danish astronomer Ole Rømer discovered the speed of light. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
NASA will launch an intensive safety review of SpaceX and Boeing, the two companies contracted to fly agency astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), according to The Washington Post.
NASA launched the first test flight of the Orion spacecraft in December 2014. A second flight will happen on the first uncrewed test of the Space Launch System rocket, with crewed missions scheduled to follow in the 2020s.
Virgin Orbit performed the first captive-carry flight of its LauncherOne air-launch system Nov. 18, a key testing milestone as the company moves closer to a first flight.
The three astronauts on board the International Space Station took a moment to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the very first piece of their current home, touching on what they see as the value of the long-term project.
Gina Caranao has reportedly joined The Mandalorian in an unnamed role.
Elon Musk is rebranding SpaceX's Mars-colonizing spaceflight system yet again.
The fully assembled International Space Station is a wonder of engineering. But its fully completed elements only occurred after a series of assembly flights from multiple countries. Here, we'll take you on a brief tour of the space station elements.
Radio waves from our Milky Way galaxy are reflected across the surface of the moon in a stunning new image.
In the middle of a lengthy spacewalk to assemble part of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao could see nothing but a blue-marbled Earth swirling above his head.
NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos are celebrating the space laboratory's 20th anniversary with a fantastic series of photos that capture the scale and awe of this one-of-a-kind spacecraft.
James Carter would be the first to admit that he is a children's book writer, not a scientist.
Paul Sutter's new book, "Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence" (Prometheus Books, 2018), takes readers on an informative and entertaining tour of their cosmic home. Read an excerpt here.
Astrophysicist Paul Sutter's new book, "Your Place in the Universe" (Prometheus Books, 2018), takes readers on a far-reaching tour of the cosmos and explains how scientists tackle the biggest of questions.
Scientists have identified 24 ancient lakes on Mars that once overflowed and burst through their walls, forming steep-sided canyons — and NASA's Mars 2020 rover will explore the neighborhood of one of these paleolakes, looking for traces of ancient life.