SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket today, carrying six Orbcomm OG2 communication satellites in the second mission flight of a Falcon booster equipped with landing legs.
You might want to step outside early tomorrow morning (July 12), when a bulging "supermoon" will glow brightly in the sky.
Nine years after a rocket failure destroyed its solar-sailing spacecraft, the Planetary Society — the nonprofit space advocacy group led by scientist and popular TV host Bill Nye — is ready for another try.
Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum are planning a trip to Mars. They've been hashing out the details for 20 years now, and alternate between being extremely excited and utterly terrified by the prospect, refusing to discuss it after 5 p.m. to avoid nig
Yep, a suborbital "mothership" was involved
Russia launched its first new design of space rocket since the Soviet era from the northern military space port of Plesetsk on Wednesday, aiming to break its reliance on foreign suppliers as well as the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The ESA has tested a novel system that may allow the agency to safely land rovers on Mars using a quadcopter-like dropship.
NASA okays start of Space Launch System after design review
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) not only managed to lift off today, it also achieved successful separation from its booster stack and got into orbit.
GJ 832c is just 16 light years away
Sovereignty in outer space is always a tricky subject, but out of all the lifeless rocks in the solar system it's safe to say that Mars is more American than most.
As if sporting rivalries stop at the edges of Earth's atmosphere.
NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory has found a mysterious X-ray signal that astronomers are speculating could signal the presence of dark matter some 240 million light years away from Earth.
Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared for a moment and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. They spotted the object in an image taken by Nasa's Cassini probe as it swung around
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has stated his team will be able to land humans on Mars between the years 2026 and 2028. This would be almost a decade before NASA plans to set the first human crew on the Red Planet. Assuming SpaceX is able to set humans
It's a future we've long dreamed of: colonizing other planets.
To infinity, and beyond" seems to be Elon Musk's motto these days.
Last year, Elon Musk's SpaceX officially entered the commercial space race.
SpaceX Dragon V2 | Unveil Event
NASA scientist Harold White has long believed that warp speeds are possible.
As SpaceX's Dragon capsule descended toward Earth, it was clear this landing was going to be different than previous ones.
The next U.S. spacecraft designed to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station also needs to act as a lifeboat if something goes wrong on the orbiting outpost.
Astronomers have discovered what appears to be the oldest known alien world that could be capable of supporting life, and it's just a stone's throw away from Earth.
A robot submarine for exploring the methane oceans of Saturn's giant moon, Titan, a greenhouse on Mars and a spacecraft that hitches rides on comets to the outer solar system are just three of the far-out ideas NASA is backing in its latest round of.
When deciding which planets beyond Earth could host life, astronomers usually follow the water.
On September 23rd, researchers from the European OPERA project made the now-famous announcement that they had observed neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light.
Science and space tourism shook hands this week with NASA announcing 12 technology experiments that will fly on the SpaceShipTwo spaceplane under a charter agreement with Virgin Galactic.
Unveiling his company's new Dragon V2 SpaceX founder Elon Musk claims his space taxi may achieve human access to space for under $10 million per seat.The company has been launching unmanned Dragon Version 1 capsules to the space station since 2012.
The next big reality-TV star may be an aspiring Mars colonist.
Laser just got cooler. After three years of development, researchers from NASA and MIT are set to debut the moon Internet.