Today in space history, a rocket went to space. No big. But then it came back down and landed on a drone barge in the middle of the ocean.
Falcon 9 rocket takes off with a cargo capsule bound for International Space Station before successfully landing on drone barge in fifth attempt
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the company's Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station (ISS) and then attempt to land on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean Friday (April 8). You can watch all the action live in the window below begi
Fancy your own satellite? Arizona State University is working towards making this a reality with its SunCube FemtoSat project
A getaway plan that hopefully won't be needed
PopSci is at the launch site with fingers crossed
The baron of low-Earth orbit
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. SpaceX is targeting an afternoon launch of its eighth Commercial Resupply Services mission (C
SpaceX has a pretty good track record when it comes to launching stuff into into space (an explosion last summer notwithstanding). It's less good at landing those rockets (or as Indiana Jones once memorably put it: "Fly? Yes. Land? No").
Scott Glaser stands at the front of the pilot ready room at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, holding two sticks with plastic airplane models at the ends, one red and one blue. He demonstrates a maneuver called a crossover,
NSF Graduate Fellow Alex Teachey of the Cool Worlds Lab explains our new paper which devises a method to cloak entire planets from extraterrestrial civilizations!
Black holes are a bit like celebrities -- the larger they are, the more activity they have swirling about them.
As Virgin Galactic rolled out its brand-new SpaceShipTwo during a grand gala in Mojave, California, earlier this year, another private spacecraft was coming together virtually next door, with much less fanfare.
NASA's Bolden: Mars mission is 'closer than ever' … In the movie, "The Martian," Matt Damon was a fictional astronaut stranded on Mars. In reality, the head of NASA says astronauts could set foot on the Red Planet within the next twenty y
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's side project Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket into space and back again on Saturday. This was the third time this particular rocket booster has flown and landed safely, underlining the design's potential for reusabi
A nuclear power propulsion system could propel a spacecraft to Mars in just over a month, a huge step forward from the current 18 months required. Russia might test a nuclear engine as early as 2018, the head of the Rosatom nuclear corporation reveal
To the edge of space and back again
When humans leave Earth for good, they're going to need somewhere to stay.
New Shepard rocket launched, landed safely
The private spaceflight company, which was established by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, aims to launch its New Shepard rocket to suborbital space, and bring it back to Earth in a soft landing, for the third time Saturday (April 2).
No spaceship required
Expert believes a mysterious ninth planet is to blame for wiping out the dinosaurs
Sometimes you just need a rocket that flies at 2 million miles per hour
The Spaceplane is a European vision to bring cargo or paying passengers into suborbital space, for science or operational reasons.
The European mission to Mars has officially begun today its seven-month long, 300-million-mile trip to reach the Red Planet.
If we hope to one day leave Earth and explore the universe, our bodies are going to have to get a lot better at surviving the harsh conditions of space.
They're launching to the International Space Station next week
Former planet Pluto has turned out to be much more weird and wonderful than many would have guessed, as reflected in the multitude of data and images sent back by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from its fly-by of the dwarf planet last July.
There appears to be something very odd happening at the edge of our solar system - and at least some scientists suggest that it is being caused by a huge, mysterious planet
Chinese taikonauts will likely beat NASA astronauts back to the lunar surface in as little as five to ten years, longtime lunar scientist and geologist Paul Spudis now tells me.