The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Plus, 9 simple ways to move in zero gravity
A look back at the spacecraft's greatest discoveries
Throwing shade on Earth's telescopes
The ups and downs of our solar system's least explored planet
And still has a hot core
The solar system's smallest planet finds a place in the sun
Figuring out the daily grind
Does this mean there are cosmic dust bunnies?
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
Chasing the cheapest way to get into orbit
The ancient Lyrid meteors have never failed to amaze us.
Cumulative record: 520 days and counting
It's the final countdown
A daily dose of beautiful from the DSCOVR satellite
The telescope began work 26 years ago today, but getting there wasn't so easy
Stream the United Launch Alliance and Arianespace launches. And maybe Blue Origin and SpaceX.
The record-breaking rodents will travel to the International Space Station this weekend.
A new book showcases images from the forgotten Gemini mission, which taught NASA how to live and work in space
Before women started flying in space, NASA was a little worried they might die having their periods
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
There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same
So hot right now.
The greatest hits of Earth's unmanned spacecraft
Till mid-February, early risers will see the first five-planet alignment in a decade
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."
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong used them to document the moon and life aboard Apollo 11.
It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.
Water, water, everywhere (but especially around the poles)
Their dream jobs just became a reality.
The early solar system was a wild, world-destroying place.
And you thought this summer was hot
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
Popular Science on eclipses in Sumatra, Spain, and Hawaii.
Don't you want to meet them?
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
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.
An 'Oumuamua by any other name would still be as fascinating.
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
The NASA 'human computer' made calculations for the Mercury, Apollo, and Shuttle programs
New research hints at how hydrogen ends up in rocks
A sky full of super-Earths
Even a 1 mph speed boost would make things pretty weird
Shower your friends with meteor facts.
It's not all glamour and spacewalks, but it is rewarding.
Piping hot Jupiter fries, please!
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
From the Popular Science archives.
Can gardens help astronauts go farther?
Pluto is just the beginning
Submarines and rovers will go for a dive on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn
You map, IMAP, we all map.
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 spent a year in space, but the fun's not over yet
Life on a pale blue dot
Unfortunately for us, meteorites still come in all shapes and sizes
Results show the human body changes, but not dramatically.
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