What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?
Research has implications for long-term spaceflight, future space procreation
Something seems a little off here…
It'll spend the rest of its life orbiting the sun.
Our dangerously depleted supply of spacecraft fuel just got a little bump from the Department of Energy.
A new essay details how, in science fiction and reality, female astronauts are often treated like walking wombs.
To get an idea of the color or size of an object on Mars, it helps to have a point of reference.
As spaceflight is privatized, scientists will pay for space trips alongside affluent adventurers
From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson
Meet our closest neighbor. The planet closely orbits Alpha Centauri B, which is a little bit smaller than the sun.
Visions of the Universe exhibit showcases captivating cosmic images
Space travel: Why astro-snoozers seldom snore.
Some scientific debate heats up online.
That's a novemdecillion drugs
The claim needs to be verified by chemical authorities, but the team says it's the strongest evidence yet for the highly unstable element.
Researchers unveil a large-scale exploration of the unseen world inside the Space Station
There's an ever-so-slight chance the asteroid could impact Earth in 2036.
About one in five astronauts report vision changes after space missions. A new, small study in mice takes a look at what might cause those changes at a molecular level.
We chat with Kevin Hand, an astrobiologist who consulted on the film, about realism in space thrillers, why actors are better than robots, and more.
Finding them could protect these ancient sites from looters
A 400,000-year-old fossilized skull could provide a missing link
First-fill American oak bourbon barrels gives this single malt its distinctive character
Space power politics shift as China, long a wannabe, successfully launches a human being into orbit.
Amateur radio enthusiasts use a surplus ISS spacesuit to create the worldâ€™s first humanoid satellite.
A reader inquires: "Why can't we put people into some sort of cryogenic sleep and launch them to Mars--or to an even more distant destination, like Alpha Centauri?"
Three killed in explosion
Will professional athletic leagues beat out the search leviathan in the battle for empty airwaves?
But it only works at sub-freezing temperatures for now
It's not the space agency's official line, however
Nautilus includes a centrifuge and inflatable parts
Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.
DARPA's 100-Year Starship project is getting underway
Reflections on the passing of one era, and the dawning of another
The hibernating sun leaves humans unprotected
Satellites that capture light from the sun and beam power back to Earth
An ongoing experiment tests the mettle of glass and other materials
Rare crystals found in Russia were likely deposited there by meteorites
This is ground control to SETIcon
The second female commander of the ISS adds another title to her long list of records.
Did he get close to orbiting satellites? Could he have been struck by a flaming meteor? PopSci investigates!
A lot of them! And that's just if you know how to stack them for optimal use.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the universe, not a star complex was stirring, not even Cygnus X! Merry Christmas from Popular Science. We're taking off a couple days to go spend time with our families. Enjoy these festive space pics in the meantime. Miss you already.
Mice exposed to radiation were more likely to fail memory tests and develop brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's.
First scientific findings released from the fake mission show that “maintenance of human behavior” was difficult.
Dogs, cats, chimps, and more!
A space rock detonated into flames and smoke over western Russia Friday during the region's morning commute, ultimately smashing into a factory.
Confused about the difference between a meteorite and a killer asteroid? We've got you covered.
Blackout lasted about three hours.
But it was still notable for its size, and its well-recorded demise in the atmosphere.
Here's looking at you.
2022 mission to a double asteroid could be a trial run for a deflection mission.
Countries like Kazakhstan and Vietnam are taking a swing at imaging Earth.
Scientists have been studying them to understand how astronauts' immune systems may change in space.
Can't beat that view.
The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.
How'd they do it?
What a power trip!
New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.
It's gorgeous down there.
The series, Space Race, is being developed for NBC.
Soon you'll be old enough to drive!
Are you going to do some science, guys?