Even 50 years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong used them to document the moon and life aboard Apollo 11.
Even in space, bureaucracy exists.
From the Popular Science archives.
The ubiquitous American food flew aboard quite a number of missions
Before women started flying in space, NASA was a little worried they might die having their periods
Plus, 9 simple ways to move in zero gravity
The Rogallo wing was NASA's multi-million dollar 1960s attempt to stop ending its missions with splashdowns. It didn't work.
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.
A new book showcases images from the forgotten Gemini mission, which taught NASA how to live and work in space
The greatest hits of Earth's unmanned spacecraft
My, what epic epochs you have there
It's not actually dark and it's definitely not red.
Apollo 11 gave us the Rosetta Stone of our solar system's history.
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
Just months after Sputnik's launch, the USAF had a manned lunar landing program all figured out.
Short answer: It depends who you ask
The early solar system was a wild, world-destroying place.
Short answer: Because we changed the definition of the word “planet” to better fit its meaning.
Our solar system is pretty familiar by now, but even the Moon was shrouded in mystery just 50 years ago
The survey also confirmed the existence of two other moons, whose discovery was announced last year
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
Gravity makes the Earth round.
Water, water, everywhere (but especially around the poles)
On the cosmic timeline, that's basically yesterday.
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
The agency is “years away” from building a replacement
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
Excerpt: A Book of the Moon
A very special delivery
To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space
And still has a hot core
The moon won't be this close again for another 18 years
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Crowdfund this spacecraft and put a piece of yourself in a lunar time capsule
Jupiter's moon is the best candidate for finding extraterrestrial life; here's how we're going to get there
After nine years and three billion miles, here's what we're learning from it all
A look back at the spacecraft's greatest discoveries
Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food
One small step for a man and his camera, one giant leap for photography.
Charon is the real #SuperBloodMoon in latest New Horizons pics
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
A far-out plan to create swarms of self-replicating solar panel satellites
The truth is out there
There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same
On Io, the floor is basically lava
Till mid-February, early risers will see the first five-planet alignment in a decade
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
The company hopes to put robots on the moon's South Pole by 2020
We'll need more money, more time, or both.
A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere
Could alien life survive on Saturn's moon?
Three astronauts made the ultimate sacrifice, but they didn't die in vain
Like, can we even do that?
It's just plane confusing.
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
Inside the dreaded 'pogo effect'
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
Don't you want to meet them?
High impact research.
We're under a time crunch.
It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.
Even partial eclipses can be exciting.
Requiem for a machine.
Popular Science on eclipses in Sumatra, Spain, and Hawaii.
It's both chance and certainty. And there's something kind of beautiful about that.
Pluto is just the beginning
He made history (again) by going to space at age 77
A sky full of super-Earths