Apollo 11 gave us the Rosetta Stone of our solar system's history.
Not one, not two, but 24 payloads are going up into orbit
We have no idea what it might be.
The robot's failed mission shouldn't come as a shock.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
One more thing to worry about in space.
If it's not delayed again, that is.
The longest-running surface mission laid the groundwork for some big things ahead.
You've likely outlived the company that wanted to film you dying on Mars.
It's not easy to just cozy up to a rock barely longer than the Empire State Building.
Shamu dreams of Europa.
InSight will tell us about the planet's interior, but it's got to stick the landing first.
Meet the moon with 11 mile high cliff
From the Popular Science archives.
Confirming hints picked up by the Hubble just a few years ago.
InSight is blasting off this week.
It's time to return to our hellish neighbor.
Small, but mighty.
We're getting our closest view ever of the 10,000-mile-wide storm.
The agency is “years away” from building a replacement
Heat and drills will help us probe for alien microbes
The Saturn explorer's death spiral begins on Sunday
Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food
For the first time since the Viking mission failures, the space agency may take the direct approach
Finally, a good use for climate change
Rodents suffer from cognitive problems months after encountering space-like radiation
To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space
OSIRIS-REx will launch tomorrow, possibly with my germs onboard
Spelunking as a space simulation
NASA's mission to Jupiter is brought to you by: the Sun, from 500 million miles away
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party
Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails
Rise Of The Rocket Girls gives the untold story of the women behind the space race
Each Apollo lunar module cost about $149,000,000. So why were they unceremoniously smashed into the Moon?
Or the lack of a plan, rather
NASA's Vickie Kloeris explains the challenges of designing food for deep space missions
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
NASA is taking suggestions this week
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
Pluto is just the beginning
New Horizons scientist Leslie Young discusses what to expect from the flyby on Tuesday, and the 28-year wait leading up to it
Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.
Slow but steady sun-powered spacecraft could transform space travel
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades
NASA's second attempt to fly a capsule that could take us to Mars was a success
With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end
We remember the flag raising and "one small step," but what else did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin do on the Moon?
Deep Sea Meets Deep Space
Yesterday's Antares failure was not exactly unprecedented.
The greatest hits of Earth's unmanned spacecraft
We all like having options.
The company hopes to put robots on the moon's South Pole by 2020
Tiny satellites could help turn the Moon into a gas station for solar system exploration
Where no yeast has gone before
Going to Alpha Centauri "within a generation"
Space is hard, and Mars is even harder
We're under a time crunch.
The Dawn spacecraft could change the shape and scope of future missions
Why is NASA's longest-serving woman an hourly employee?
You map, IMAP, we all map.
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
The plumes are stunning—and scientifically useful.
It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.
Robo space miners, deploy!
These lucky CubeSats will ride on the maiden voyage of NASA's Space Launch System
Ready, set, go.
Submarines and rovers will go for a dive on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn
Though commercial operations are at least a decade away, career opportunities in asteroid mining are here today, experts say.
Yes, this article has spoilers
The 879-ton rocket flew an experimental satellite into space.
Short answer: a time machine
In 1962, Korabl-Sputnik 1 landed smack in the middle of a main street in Wisconsin
"Let's go get the science."
What's on the horizon for the New Horizons spacecraft
Lockheed Martin will build a deep space habitat inside a space shuttle cargo container.
We think you can, Opportunity.
A Saturn IB perched atop a launch pedestal is an odd but iconic image of the end of the Apollo era. Here's why it existed.
Just months after Sputnik's launch, the USAF had a manned lunar landing program all figured out.
The Rogallo wing was NASA's multi-million dollar 1960s attempt to stop ending its missions with splashdowns. It didn't work.
Flying telescope makes first successful such observation since the '70s
A lesson from the Apollo missions
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
NASA is still trying to figure that out
Preparing for 'Deep Impact'
Cathy Olkin talks about what New Horizons has seen and where it's going next