Saturn's moon is shockingly Earth-like, so NASA is sending a drone.
A 2024 mission is pretty unlikely.
But Blue Origin has a lot of work to do before its lander can touch down.
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
Itokawa is surprisingly wet.
We'll need more money, more time, or both.
Stream the United Launch Alliance and Arianespace launches. And maybe Blue Origin and SpaceX.
It's not just a big deal for future space tourists, either.
The upper atmosphere of Venus is surprisingly similar Earth.
We all want to know who it is.
And you thought this summer was hot
It all depends on who you ask
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
The early solar system was a wild, world-destroying place.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test is just the latest.
Ready, set, go.
Rocket Lab launches its Electron rocket into space for the first time.
Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts
The long road to reusability
A promising day for reusable rockets
My, what big windows you have
Simulation shows the New Glenn landing on a drone ship
Blue Origin could bring Bezos's shipping empire to deep space
The addition of Charles Miller to the NASA "landing party" bodes well for private space companies
For your favorite space enthusiast, go above, to infinity, and beyond.
Satellites and space tourists
A triple success for today's launch
It just might explode, on purpose
But, sorry, it's still more likely that SpaceX messed up
But size isn't everything
Testing out the crew capsule's emergency abort system will be rough on the rocket that's already flown four times
A conversation with the founder of Moon Express
There's actually gonna be a livestream this time
The reusable New Shepard booster takes off for the fourth time on Friday
They're too small to reach orbit, but could be useful for science
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
If he does, he'll beat NASA
Says we should move industry to orbit in the next few hundred years
It still hasn't landed on a droneship though
Look BE-4 you leap
The bigger they are, the harder they fall
It could go up in May or June
To the edge of space and back again
Blue Origin's hat trick
A $43 million ride to space
Where can we sign up?
Divest from Russia, with love
The space race is officially back on, but slower and steady may win the race
New Shepard, new view
We couldn't possibly imagine which companies they have in mind
To space and back, again
Don't expect a livestream
Currently scheduled for January 17
Stuck the landing!
The company now aims to launch and land its upgraded rocket on Monday evening
Retired astronaut Scott Parazynski talks about his life of adventure
Says he's saving a seat aboard his Blue Origin rocket
Giving small satellites a boost
New space race gets a little heated
And the rockets' red glare...
Welcome to the big leagues, Blue Origin
A new study reveals bacteria can survive atmospheric entry
You don't need a rocket to leave Earth. There's a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.
But can it ever hope to compete with SpaceX?
Into space... gradually
Space Tourism Can Survive The Blow, But It Won't Be Easy—Or Cheap
Sort of a two-birds-with-one-planet-sized-stone situation.
Fast Radio Bursts have an origin story—and we're closer to learning what it is.
An old theory gets a new assist from the sun.
Happy Carl Sagan day! Celebrate with this blast from the past in the pages of Popular Science
Even 50 years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
Now if only they could find out what causes it
How the gas giant got its rings.
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
A bigger smash solves everything.
The phrase originated 69 years ago today.
Neutrinos, meet IceCube.
But some answers might finally be on the way.
Apollo 11 gave us the Rosetta Stone of our solar system's history.
Digging up dirt on our satellite's back story
Look up! You could see two meteors each minute in the evening hours
Asgardia might become a legit state, but don't count on it
Despite what Harvard scientists say.
We haven't seen a rock like this in 50 years.
Are your molecules lefties or righties?
Two heads are better than one
Lasers with the force of a giant impact
High impact research.
And that's only the inner asteroid belt.
The leak has been repaired, but its origins remain mysterious.
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
What is going on with my moon?
Beta Pictoris is the ultimate family man ... er, star
New research clears the reputation of these distant signals