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.
Spent rockets are dangerous space trash, but they could be the future of living and working in orbit.
After more than a decade, researchers have confirmed their suspicions about the source of the phenomena.
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.
For centuries, scientists thought meteorites were too fantastical to exist. A new book reveals that they hold even more mysteries.
In theory, the particles could reveal whether a reactor is building up plutonium for weapons. US energy experts are starting to take the idea seriously.
Using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin can be transformed into a viable substance for creating tools and habitats on the Red Planet.
Scientists picked up signs of phosphene on Venus by using a technique called rotational spectroscopy. It works like this.
New research from the Japanese Tanpopo mission adds to scientists’ understanding of how living organisms can endure the hostile environment.
A cable cut a large gash into the radio telescope this week and it’s uncertain when it will be back in working order.