SpaceX has reached the point of mission multitasking with a milestone flight for its autonomous Grasshopper rocket.
The most popular name on Twitter during day two of South by Southwest was Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX.
A Swedish man modified an RC airplane, stuck a camera on it, and then flew it to space and back.
The sun is currently nearing the peak of its 11-year solar cycle, which means we should be seeing a lot more action coming from the center of our solar system — in the form of coronal mass ejections, geomagnetic storms and auroras.
One way to deal with the high cost of jet fuel and its impact on the atmosphere is to use biofuels.
SpaceX’s Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories, hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control touching backed down on the centermost part of
Musk revealed to the crowd that SpaceX is one step closer to developing a reusable rocket, saying the company recently launched a 10-story rocket that burst into the sky, rose 262.8 feet, hovered and landed safely on the pad 34 seconds later using th
AUSTIN -- Elon Musk says if mankind doesn't make it to Mars by the time he dies, it'll be the biggest disappointment of his life.
The unkillable tardigrade rears its tiny, weird-looking head.
A tiny galaxy that collided with the Milky Way spawned two huge bubbles of high-energy particles that now tower over the centre of our galaxy.
Sure a 3D printed car is cool, but it doesn’t go to space. And there’s probably a good reason for that, but now a competition is aiming to launch the newest manufacturing fad into the final frontier by challenging people to design 3D printed rocket
Today is International Women's Day, which celebrates women's growing contributions to society and participation in the workforce.
Two asteroids, one of them bigger in size than the celestial body that burst over Russia last month, will fly by the Earth on Saturday, though not as close as to threaten collision.
The International Space Station is now home to more than 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms) of supplies delivered by an unmanned, privately built space capsule that reached the orbiting science laboratory on Sunday (March 3).
NASA's Curiosity rover has powered down to wait out a Mars-bound solar blast, complicating efforts to bring the 1-ton robot back from a computer glitch.
Talk about ballooning expectations. How about launching your own payloads into the exotic environment of near space?
The subsurface water on Jupiter’s moon Europa probably has a similar salty taste to Earth’s oceans.
A PAIR of middle-aged tourists (see previous post) are not the only thing headed for Mars.
Curiosity on Mars This artist's concept depicts the Curiosity rover using its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument to investigate the composition of a rock surface.
Well, that was fast! This morning, the SpaceX Dragon capsule was successfully berthed to the International Space Station. After all the drama that started this mission, the successful orbital mating brought cheers—and a sigh of relief
All four of the Dragon capsule's thrusters are working normally again, Elon Musk announced on twitter
Flawless Falcon 9 flight up and released Dragon capsule into correct orbit. No information other than something went wrong but I think from what I saw the solar panels on Dragon failed to deploy. Further info at a press conference later today.
Simply looking for potentially hazardous asteroids is one of the most important parts of this effort, said physicist and former astronaut Ed Lu, who helped found the B612 Foundation, a private non-profit dedicated to spotting dangerous objects from s
Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is on the launch pad ready to blast off at 7:10 a.m. Pacific time from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to begin a resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA.
New telescopic findings help shed light on a black hole physics mystery.
Astronomers have likely caught one of the first glimpses of a planet being born.
An attention-grabbing new "docudrama" puts forth a very unusual theory.
An ambitious private manned mission to Mars aims to launch a two-person crew to fly around the Red Planet and return to Earth in 501 days, starting in January 2018.
Two high-end Canadian tourism companies are adding space to their list of exotic destinations.
A private rocket has flexed its muscles in a key pre-launch test, firing up in preparation for lofting the next commercial cargo mission toward the International Space Station this Friday (March 1).