In the fall, miniature satellites will be launched into space aboard an International Space Station resupply rocket. Students in Southwest Virginia will be tracking their progress as part of a program designed to inspire technological innovation in a region traditionally focused on coal.
To keep his deadline of humans on Mars by 2024, Elon Musk has announced a sleeker rocket design. NASA, Blue Origin, and Lockheed Martin are also part of the growing effort to colonize the red planet in the next decade.
Six astronauts have emerged after living more than half a year isolated in a Mars simulation laboratory at the base of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. The data will help NASA select the best candidates for the planned mission to Mars in 2030.
Cassini embarked on an auspicious quest to increase our knowledge of enigmatic Saturn. Today, 13 years later, the craft is about to end its mission as one of the most successful planetary probes in the history of space exploration.
Since the first planet beyond our solar system was discovered almost 30 years ago, the search for exoplanets has turned up thousands of fascinating worlds.
NASA will be launching a surveying satellite into space to search for exoplanets that could sustain life. Discoveries will be explored with larger telescopes which will search for water and atmospheric gases that are indicative of life.
The market for low-cost satellite launches is expanding rapidly and US companies are eyeing the Alcantara space center in Brazil. Launching near the equator dramatically cuts fuel costs, a fact the Latin American country emphasizes to draw new commercial contracts.
The Dhofar desert's resemblance to the landscape on Mars, with similar riverbeds and salt domes, makes it a perfect location for more than 200 scientists from 25 nations to test out technology for a manned mission to Mars.
SpaceX's latest rocket was launched into orbit Tuesday with a sports car on board. 'You can tell it's real,' SpaceX chief Elon Musk said, 'because it looks so fake.'
A standing guard soldier gets his sweat wiped off by his chief at the Mamayev Kurgan World War Two memorial complex in Volgograd, Russia, on June 21.
NASA's planet-hunting telescope offers up even more evidence that Earth-like planets orbiting sun-like stars are 'not rare.'
The successful launch of the GSAT-19 satellite, the heaviest India has attempted to put in orbit yet, is being heralded as the nation's next step toward broader launch capabilities.
The nature and scale of the storms are causing scientists to rethink what they thought they knew about the gas giant.
A relay box had to be replaced by astronaut Peggy Whitson after it abruptly failed.
A piece of shielding was lost, but Mission Control worked with two veteran astronauts to save the day.
The 15-year-old company launched a recycled rocket into space, then recovered it, taking a giant leap toward making spaceflight more like aviation.
SpaceX is pioneering a 'reduce, reuse, recycle' approach to space with the second launch of a used Falcon 9.