The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Plus, 9 simple ways to move in zero gravity
Before women started flying in space, NASA was a little worried they might die having their periods
A look back at the spacecraft's greatest discoveries
A new book showcases images from the forgotten Gemini mission, which taught NASA how to live and work in space
Throwing shade on Earth's telescopes
The Rogallo wing was NASA's multi-million dollar 1960s attempt to stop ending its missions with splashdowns. It didn't work.
The ubiquitous American food flew aboard quite a number of missions
And still has a hot core
He made history (again) by going to space at age 77
The solar system's smallest planet finds a place in the sun
There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same
The greatest hits of Earth's unmanned spacecraft
The ups and downs of our solar system's least explored planet
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
Till mid-February, early risers will see the first five-planet alignment in a decade
Water, water, everywhere (but especially around the poles)
So hot right now.
It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
The early solar system was a wild, world-destroying place.
And you thought this summer was hot
Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong used them to document the moon and life aboard Apollo 11.
Don't you want to meet them?
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
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.
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
Popular Science on eclipses in Sumatra, Spain, and Hawaii.
Figuring out the daily grind
Even a 1 mph speed boost would make things pretty weird
Can gardens help astronauts go farther?
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
The NASA 'human computer' made calculations for the Mercury, Apollo, and Shuttle programs
From the Popular Science archives.
Pluto is just the beginning
Piping hot Jupiter fries, please!
Unfortunately for us, meteorites still come in all shapes and sizes
Submarines and rovers will go for a dive on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn
In 1966, the Air Force sent an uncrewed space station into orbit
Short answer: Because we changed the definition of the word “planet” to better fit its meaning.
It's not actually dark and it's definitely not red.
Even 50 years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
He spent a year in space, but the fun's not over yet
Life on a pale blue dot
Their dream jobs just became a reality.
It's a two-for-one special
This morning's BEAM deployment didn't go as planned
This summer we'll get our closest ever look at the stormiest planet in the solar system
Results show the human body changes, but not dramatically.
My, what epic epochs you have there
A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere
The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life
The cosmonaut deserves a little more fame
Scientists catch a Neptune-style orbiter by its very long tail
Short answer: It depends who you ask
Look up! You could see two meteors each minute in the evening hours
Just months after Sputnik's launch, the USAF had a manned lunar landing program all figured out.
A not-so hidden figure
We've got exoplanets on exoplanets
Konstantin Batygin is one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016
Inside the dreaded 'pogo effect'
New research hints at how hydrogen ends up in rocks
The September 1 explosion has raised concerns
Three astronauts made the ultimate sacrifice, but they didn't die in vain
The Space Launch System could carry astronauts as soon as 2019