The idea for solar thermal propulsion has been around for decades, but researchers tapped by NASA just conducted a first test.
Saturday’s SpaceX launch will mark the return of regular crewed launches in the US after nearly a decade hiatus.
A new documentary from the German auteur examines the influence of meteorites on cultures around the world.
Spent rockets are dangerous space trash, but they could be the future of living and working in orbit.
There’s a renaissance underway in structural battery research, which aims to build energy storage into the very devices and vehicles they power.
Two decades ago, three explorers arrived at the International Space Station and marked the beginning of a permanent human presence beyond Earth.
Funding for the world’s premiere orbital laboratory won’t last forever. Its end could usher in a new era of commercial space stations.
A new pair of studies reveals that the resource isn’t limited to large shadowy craters. That’s good news for the upcoming crewed missions.
After years of studying Bennu, the spacecraft will make its first attempt at a sample collection on Tuesday.
WIRED paid a visit to NASA’s first probe designed to protect Earth from killer asteroids. It launches next year.
I loaned my head to the world’s first fMRI study on the effects of salvinorin A, a potent psychedelic. Here’s what it revealed.
For centuries, scientists thought meteorites were too fantastical to exist. A new book reveals that they hold even more mysteries.
Improving batteries has always been hampered by slow experimentation and discovery processes. Machine learning is speeding it up by orders of magnitude.
A WIRED analysis finds roughly 95 percent of contributions by employees of six big tech firms have gone to Trump’s Democratic challenger.
Elon Musk made big promises at Tesla’s highly anticipated event. But a prototype never appeared, and it was unclear what the company had actually achieved.