Blue Origin, the spaceflight company run by billionaire Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, will perform a critical "in-flight escape test" of its New Shepard suborbital space vehicle next week.
The SpaceX CEO detailed his plan in a two-hour press conference
We are currently living in the most exciting era in space exploration in history, one arguably even more important – and certainly more dynamic – than when the Apollo Moon landing program was ongoing in the 1960s and 1970s.
Considering that the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has been around for over half a century, it might seem a bit strange that the organization has never launched its own space mission.
A Russian airline entrepreneur wants to join the space race, challenging Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin LLC with a plan to launch commercial rockets.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk talked a huge game earlier today during his unveiling of a proposed "Interplanetary Transport System," for taking people to Mars and colonizing the Red Planet.
SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars.
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China has put the finishing touches on the world's biggest radio telescope, whose 1,650-foot-wide dish will scan the heavens for signs of intelligent alien life, among other tasks.
SpaceX's recent Falcon 9 explosion seems to have been caused by a breach in the "cryogenic helium system" of the vehicle's upper oxygen tank, according to an update from the company. However, SpaceX says the accident is not connected to last year's
NASA has called a press conference on Monday when the space agency will announce a breakthrough on Jupiter's moon Europa.
Hint: it's not a lot
NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to create "Destination: Mars," a guided tour of Mars using the same Hololens technology that helps scientists plan the Curiosity rover's activities. SHOW MORE
Russia begins moon landing trials as Moscow 'plans large lunar settlement' by 2045
To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space
MANY PEOPLE KNOW about the X Prize, the $10 million bounty that spurred the development of SpaceShipOne, the world's first private spaceship. But few people know about all the behind-the-scenes drama that plagued the prize from beginning to end.
We'll soon be capable of building self-replicating robots. This will not only change humanity's future but reshape the galaxy as we know it.
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SpaceX has a good reason to get back on the launch pad as soon as possible. At least 10 rocket companies are fighting for satellite customers -- and more could be on the way.
It's become increasingly clear that Jeffrey P. Bezos, who in the last several months has been talking much more openly about his once secretive space company, has some really big ambitions in space.
Tiangong-2 will be home to two astronauts for 30 days
There's gold in them thar asteroids – also iron, nickel, copper and, most valuable of all, water.
Virgin Galactic announced a contract for four launches of satellites for a planned communications constellation.
If there's anything we've learned from scouring thousands of planetary candidates over the past decade, it's that finding life beyond Earth is an intensive search.