The new moon occurs Sunday (Feb. 23) at 10:32 a.m. EST (1532 GMT), three days after a waning crescent moon makes a close pass with Saturn and four days before a close pass with Venus.
Two Russian cosmonauts have been removed from the next scheduled launch to the International Space Station "for medical reasons," according to the Russian space agency. Roscosmos said Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin will no longer fly in April.
The Red Planet briefly disappeared behind the moon for skywatchers in North America on Tuesday (Feb. 18), providing a rare celestial treat for early risers and astrophotographers.
Returning American astronauts to the moon in 2024, and then sending pioneers on to Mars in the next decade, remains a top priority for the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence stressed.
Solar eclipses are one of nature’s most spectacular events.
When planning for human moon landing missions in the 2020s, NASA needs detailed budgetary estimates to get a better chance of securing Congress' support.
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter has sent back its first measurements from space, confirming the successful deployment of the boom that carries many of its sun-gazing instruments.
Firefly Aerospace's CEO Tom Markusic is refuting reports of potentially nefarious ties to his company and suggestions of questionable behavior.
The Carl Sagan Institute released a new video to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the "Pale Blue Dot" photo.
Vice President Mike Pence will give a speech at NASA's Langley Research Center today (Feb. 19) to talk about the agency's Artemis program, which aims to land astronauts on the moon in 2024.
The last quarter moon looms behind the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm in this photo by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir.
On Feb. 19, 1986, the Soviet Union launched the Mir space station. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
California-based rocketmaker Astra is scheduled to attempt its first orbital mission Tuesday (Feb. 25), as part of the $12 million DARPA Launch Challenge.
The world's richest man, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is starting an organization devoted to battling climate change — and he's putting in $10 billion of his own money to get it off the ground.
The private space company Orbex recently allowed cameras into its rocket factory for the first time, offering a glimpse at where the commercial orbital rocket called Prime is being built.
Arianespace's third flight of 2020 saw a rocket boost a Japanese telecommunications satellite and a Korean oceanography satellite into orbit from the Guiana Space Center.
The ever-growing number of satellites in space prompted calls for change at a House hearing, although how this will be legislated is still under consideration.
'Columbia' is once again destined for the District of Columbia. The command module is returning to the National Air and Space Museum after a two-year, five-city tour.
A company that has flown over 200 research missions in zero gravity has finalized a brand new partnership with NASA.
Rocket Lab has won a NASA contract to launch a tiny cubesat that will serve as a pathfinder for the space agency's moon-orbiting space station, known as Gateway.
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two new satellites for Japan and South Korea from French Guiana today (Feb. 18) at 5:18 p.m. EST (2218 GMT), and you can watch it live online.
SpaceX just inked its first deal to launch space tourists into orbit on a Crew Dragon spacecraft. It will fly four passengers for Space Adventures.
Life on Earth likely began with the bubble-like membranes that surround our cells. Similar membranes probably wouldn't form on Titan, according to quantum mechanics.
The lyric video for Pete Yorn's song "I Wanna Be the One" is set against NASA footage of a 2017 International Space Station spacewalk.
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station
Pluto's discovery wouldn't have been possible, astronomers have realized, without the calculations of a mathematician whom history has forgotten.
A dark web ties the universe together. Now, we can see it.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit Monday (Feb. 17), but missed a landmark booster landing at sea.
SpaceX and other companies are rushing to put thousands of small, inexpensive satellites in orbit, but pressure to keep costs low and a lack of regulation leave those satellites vulnerable to hackers.
As the waning crescent moon rises in the small hours of the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 18, skywatchers will be preparing for an unusual event.