Galactic commander and talk show host Stephen 'Tiberius' Colbert presented Ed Stone with a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for his work on the Voyager spacecraft over the past four decades.
Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may be showing us its insides. Data from the Hubble space telescope suggests that enormous jets of water more than 200 kilometers tall (roughly twice as high as Earth’s atmosphere) may be spurting intermittently from the moo
Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing our story of how the B612 Foundation grew from an idea to an internationally-renowned private planetary defense mission.
NASA has confirmed the station is having problems with its coolant system due to a faulty valves.
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Every generation or so, a visionary comes along and completely revolutionizes an industry, even an entire economy. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison are two who come to mind. To a lesser extent, so does Steve Jobs. To this group I would add Elon Musk.
The nonprofit group that intends to send the first humans to Mars has announced that its first mission will be unmanned. The plan is to launch an orbiter and a lander to be built by established aerospace companies by 2018. Now it just has to raise th
American air traffic controllers oversee more than 50 million plane operations each year. How will they adjust to a commercial space industry blasting off through the flight paths?
Robonaut 2 (R2) is having its legs tested on the ground while the rest of the robot is undergoing experimental trial on the ISS.
As if the International Space Station couldn't get any cooler, the Japanese segment of the orbiting outpost has launched a barrage of small satellites — known as "cubesats" — from their very own Cubesat Cannon!
Analysis of clays drilled out from two rock samples in the area known as Yellowknife Bay show the freshwater lake existed at a time when other parts of Mars were dried up or dotted with shallow, acidic, salty pools ill-suited for life.
Imagine the delight at unwrapping your Christmas present in 2043 and discovering you've been gifted a trip around the Moon.
Will there ever be space weed?
There are parts of the earth where plant life simply doesn't grow well, if at all. But that isn't deterring NASA from attempting to grow veggies on the moon.
DARPA recently released a statement detailing a project called MOIRE. Sounding a little bit like the kiss of death, DARPA assures us the project is just a simple telescope. It may or may not also have lasers and/or look like a giant laser cannon.
Moon Express, a company competing for a piece of the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, revealed images and blueprints for a lunar probe it plans to launch in 2015 in a steps towards commercializing this country's access to outer space.
This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to SPACE.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
A U.S. spacecraft hasn’t made a controlled landing on the moon since Apollo 17 left the lunar surface on Dec. 14, 1972. That’s about to change.
Dr. Holly Gilbert, NASA Solar Physics Laboratory Chief/Goddard Spaceflight Center, explains what happens when the magnetic field of the Sun reverses polarity and when the process will be complete.
For decades, the space race was seen as being mostly about national pride. Getting there first mattered most, whereas pushing the frontiers of science and technology took a close second.
NASA is partnering with the billionaire-backed company Planetary Resources Inc., to launch asteroid-hunting competitions, and they want your help.
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Though wormholes have never been proven to exist, these theoretical passageways through space-time are predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Update for 7 p.m. EST: SpaceX has successfully launched an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SES-8 communications satellite into orbit. Liftoff occurred at 5:41 p.m. EST (2241 GMT). The SES-8 satellite was successfully deployed about 33 minutes a
It will be the first soft-landing craft to visit the moon since 1976.
A Russian space freighter docked to the aft port of the International Space Station’s Zvezda service module at 5:30 p.m. EST Friday, delivering almost three tons of food, fuel, supplies and holiday gifts for the Expedition 38 crew.
A Japanese company has taken stock of the world's energy needs and come up with a solution that is quite literally a moon shot.
China will launch its first ever moon rover mission today, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space program. A rocket carrying the vehicle, named "Jade Rabbit" in a nod to Chinese folklore, will blast off Sunday 12:30PM EST
Every day, we learn more about our solar system and how it's not as unique as we once thought it was. With the discovery of new potentially habitable planets, along with spotting galaxies billions of miles away, new data points to the fact that (by t
NASA is bravely venturing into new scientific territory with a plan to start growing plants on the moon no later than 2015