NASA's newest Mars rover won't touch down on the Red Planet until August, but scientists are already testing out the vehicle's desert driving skills.
An Arizona man earned a free trip to suborbital space today (May 9), claiming the prize after winning a harrowing, high-altitude race around the outside of Seattle's Space Needle.
The aerospace company that built the solid rocket boosters for NASA's space shuttle fleet announced plans today (May 9) to develop its own private launch system — a spaceship and rocket — to fly astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit.
NASA’s resilient Opportunity Mars rover is rolling again after waiting out the harsh Red Planet winter for more than four months.
PopSci reported almost a month ago that the European Space Agency had lost contact with its flagship Earth-observing satellite. Today, we must relay with heavy hearts that Envisat has been declared dead on orbit. The ESA will suspend recovery efforts
"These bright mineral veins are different from anything seen previously on Mars, and they tell a clear story of water flowing through cracks in the rocks," said Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. He is the principal investigator for
In March 1966, Eugene Smith, an engineer with Northrop Space Laboratories in Hawthorne, California, presented a paper outlining a piloted Eros flyby mission at the Third Space Congress in Cocoa, Florida.
Astronomers have caught four dying stars in the act of chowing down on rocky alien planets similar to Earth, a destructive cosmic process that may one day play out in our very own solar system, a new study reveals.
A historic Saturn V rocket was damaged by gunfire Thursday (May 3), after someone shot three bullets into the Alabama museum where the mighty moon booster is on display.
A sprawling collection of galaxies and star clusters surrounding our own Milky Way is challenging long-standing theories on the existence of dark matter, the mysterious substance thought to pervade the universe.
Simulations show how unleashing Earth's destructive arsenal into deep space could save the planet
A new estimate of the number of habitable planets orbiting the most common type of stars in our galaxy could have huge consequences for the search for life.
Outside of NASA, Anderson and Diamandis are among the most likely candidates to realize such a dream. Space Adventures has sent seven private tourists to the International Space Station while the Ansari X Prize led to a spurt of non-governmental
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Space X wants to send the first privately-owned unmanned cargo vessel to the International Space Station.
How can the U.S. and world economy be saved? Simple: mine asteroids.
That's the ambitious plan that motion picture producer-director, adventurer James Cameron and Internet giant Google's chairman, Eric Schmidt, have announced.
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The annual Lyrid meteor shower will hit its peak this weekend and promises to put on an eye-catching display. So much so, NASA is pulling out all the stops.
Forget the gold rushes of the Wild West, the next grab for natural riches could eclipse anything that has gone before it. Power players including Eric Schmidt, the Google chairman, and James Cameron, the film director, are planning to mine the final
"SpaceX wouldn’t have been able to get started without the amazing work that NASA has done in the past," Musk said at the press conference, "and we wouldn’t have gotten this far without the help of NASA, so I’d like to be real clear in expressing
A new company called Planetary Resources held its official launch today promising a new venture that would merge "space exploration and natural resources," while adding "trillions" of dollars to the global GDP. The company counts some heavy-hitter
The sun has erupted in a spectacular flare, sending an outburst of heated plasma far into space.
SpaceX and NASA are moving ahead with the scheduled April 30 launch date of the Dragon spacecraft and its historic docking with the International Space Station after the flight readiness review was approved at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex
You can't hide from the tax man, not even in space.
The space shuttle Discovery soared over the Washington Monument, the White House and the Capitol in a high-flying salute to the nation's capital Tuesday.
Commercial space travel is within reach but only for some lucky and wealthy 500 celebrities so far, says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.
New observations from the Messenger spacecraft suggest a deep reservoir of high-density material exists within Mercury.