Apollo 11 gave us the Rosetta Stone of our solar system's history.
The manufacturer falsified tests and certifications.
The Crew Dragon's engine test anomaly this past weekend will have dramatic consequences over the next year, and beyond.
The robot's failed mission shouldn't come as a shock.
All eyes are on Florida's Space Coast.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
But more importantly, we know a bit more about why the galaxy is the way it is.
The window of Opportunity is closing.
It's the first time a working rover has touched down on the far side.
It could be the first of many firsts.
Kepler and Dawn guzzled through their precious gas for similar reasons.
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin endured a rough emergency landing.
From the Popular Science archives.
Researchers are testing how life on the International Space Station affects the microbiome.
But the end is fast approaching.
There's a good reason NASA hasn't said they've found life on Mars—it's beyond their current capabilities.
A slew of new startups are vying to serve the booming market for small satellites by launching small rockets more frequently and cheaply
One small flight for drones
We think you can, Opportunity.
There's a car in space right now.
Sputnik-2 or: Laika, our hero
In the event of a lunar emergency, use pulleys.
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
Can we, uh, not give up on this planet quite yet?
For the first time since the Viking mission failures, the space agency may take the direct approach
Europe's previous failed lander went missing for over a decade
If you want to go to Mars, fly American
The importance of today's landing
Coverage begins at 6am Eastern, but tune in at 10:40am for the "six minutes of terror"
Spaceman documents Mike Massimino's unlikely journey from fire inspector's son to elite astronaut
An excerpt from the June 1962 issue of Popular Science, in honor of Glenn's 95th birthday
Space technology for terrestrial dangers
Despite a recent glitch, LightSail 2 is still aiming for a historic flight in 2017
Why a worn out space suit got an orbital burial
3D printing our way to the year 2050
Rise Of The Rocket Girls gives the untold story of the women behind the space race
Now, the KickSat may power Yuri Milner's $100 million Breakthrough Starshot Project
A getaway plan that hopefully won't be needed
Stage one on droneship, stage two in orbit
A bigger bang
And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX
The Falcon 9's first stage came down too hard
The Rogallo wing was NASA's multi-million dollar 1960s attempt to stop ending its missions with splashdowns. It didn't work.
The little lander that's been silent gets a final farewell
The 1986 Space Shuttle tragedy killed all seven crew members, but their legacy lives on
Jason-3 satellite is now safely in orbit
Team announces a new batch of suspected exoplanets
Nuclear explosions, space collisions, or gentle nudges from an ion beam?
Our solar system is pretty familiar by now, but even the Moon was shrouded in mystery just 50 years ago
Like Wallace and Gromit's trip to the moon, but with more science, less cheese
A support strut gone bad
It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.
And he thinks the upcoming flyby will prove it
Hope you're not afraid of heights
Lost in space
The greatest hits of Earth's unmanned spacecraft
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
Apollo 13 was famously crippled by an explosion on its way to the Moon, but how did it launch with a faulty oxygen tank in the first place?
Who knows what might be lurking on this weird, tiny space rock
More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?
The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades
While the Antares rocket is in the shop, the Atlas V will bring Orbital Sciences to the ISS
NASA will attempt to launch the unmanned capsule again on Friday morning
What's next for Hayabusa 2
Happy Carl Sagan day! Celebrate with this blast from the past in the pages of Popular Science
It's safe to say the 50-year-old motor design has got to go.
One professor says an asteroid survey would be a better use of NASA's time and money.
Yesterday's Antares failure was not exactly unprecedented.
But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.
Now astronomers want to know: what makes a star a star?
Can't win 'em all