Resveratrol might mitigate the muscle loss seen in low-gravity environments.
Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg.
Saturn's moon is shockingly Earth-like, so NASA is sending a drone.
A 2024 mission is pretty unlikely.
It's the dawn of Martian seismology.
All eyes are on Florida's Space Coast.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
It's not actually dark and it's definitely not red.
It could be the first of many firsts.
His favorite astronaut, his most beloved fictional space explorer, and the discoveries that would have changed the plot of 'The Martian.'
Gravity makes the Earth round.
From the Popular Science archives.
Deep Sea Meets Deep Space
Mars is at its closest and clearest right now. You know you want to look at it.
InSight is blasting off this week.
Think keeping a desk plant alive is tough? Try farming in Antarctica.
We think you can, Opportunity.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test is just the latest.
There's a car in space right now.
Oh gosh, this is really happening.
Small, but mighty.
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
In the event of a lunar emergency, use pulleys.
Ready, set, go.
We all like having options.
Lockheed Martin will build a deep space habitat inside a space shuttle cargo container.
The company hopes to put robots on the moon's South Pole by 2020
Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Can we, uh, not give up on this planet quite yet?
The agency is “years away” from building a replacement
Heat and drills will help us probe for alien microbes
A power trip to the red planet.
Blue Origin could bring Bezos's shipping empire to deep space
For the first time since the Viking mission failures, the space agency may take the direct approach
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
In memory of "the last moonwalker"
Home is where you hang your pressurized helmet
The addition of Charles Miller to the NASA "landing party" bodes well for private space companies
In an exclusive interview, the executive producers of NatGeo's 'Mars' miniseries discuss colonizing the red planet
Now let's see if he can make it reality
Must-see destinations out beyond Mars
A conversation with the founder of Moon Express
The anniversary of the Viking landing
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Good news for future space farmers
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
The evolution of NASA's space helmets
Instead they favor going back to the moon
Inflated, that is
Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party
But its first stop will likely be an asteroid
For the moon, Mars, and beyond
Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails
PopSci is at the launch site with fingers crossed
The baron of low-Earth orbit
And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX
Or the lack of a plan, rather
Budget and scheduling constraints could put astronauts at risk
Q&A with Amy Shira Teitel on 'Breaking the Chains of Gravity'
Short on budget, the Space Launch System reportedly doesn't have a game plan
The Force is strong with this rover
NASA's Vickie Kloeris explains the challenges of designing food for deep space missions
The next big step towards sending humans to Mars
Before we built the International Space Station, these concepts promised incredible futures.
Better visit it soon!
How much are we really paying to explore the universe?
The ISS just celebrated its 15-year anniversary yesterday. Could it survive another 15?
If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere
Tiny satellites could help turn the Moon into a gas station for solar system exploration
Unfortunately, NASA doesn't have a good game plan
NASA's new deputy director explains her plans to send astronauts to Mars by 2030
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
Day One: Arrive in lander. Day Two: Print out a habitat.
Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start
Plus baby wolves
Plus a sneak-peak review of the first 49 minutes of the film
No relation to the rapper
And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study
Pluto is just the beginning
It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.
In 1952, the Hayden Planetarium offered applicants the trip of a lifetime
A mission to Phobos and Deimos could pave the way for putting humans on Mars
Hope you're not afraid of heights
Slow but steady sun-powered spacecraft could transform space travel
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
In 10 years, our Moon may get a tiny new moon
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere
As you battle the blizzard, just be happy you don't live on Pluto
Sometimes the cheapest distance between two points is not a straight line
Happy Carl Sagan day! Celebrate with this blast from the past in the pages of Popular Science
One professor says an asteroid survey would be a better use of NASA's time and money.