Astrobees could help free up astronauts' schedules.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
If it's not delayed again, that is.
Microbes on ISS are changing their genes, but don't worry.
The Japanese billionaire isn't the only one headed for the moon.
From the Popular Science archives.
In 1966, the Air Force sent an uncrewed space station into orbit
Can gardens help astronauts go farther?
This is what real suspended animation will look like.
Earth's orbit is becoming dangerously crowded with space junk.
Lockheed Martin will build a deep space habitat inside a space shuttle cargo container.
Short answer: a time machine
My, what big windows you have
Three designs for an in-suit toilet take home $30,000
A look behind the scenes of NASA's advanced solar probe
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
Satellites and space tourists
Notes from a field trip to New Mexico's commercial spaceport
Inside the dreaded 'pogo effect'
To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space
When NASA's OSIRIS REx probe launches on Sept. 8, it will be carrying this innovative tool
A workshop this fall will fine-tune potential designs
Enter the competition by October 7
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Space technology for terrestrial dangers
These student-designed containers will help astronauts to 'live long and prosper' on Mars and beyond
NASA's mission to Jupiter is brought to you by: the Sun, from 500 million miles away
It starts orbiting the deadly planet in July
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
Chasing the cheapest way to get into orbit
NASA has a grand new simulation
Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party
A competition to send us to the stars
Private Chinese companies could launch microsatellites and one day, taikonauts
For the moon, Mars, and beyond
3D printing our way to the year 2050
The baron of low-Earth orbit
Complete with tiny laser beams
Bigelow Aerospace is sending up an expansion pack for the ISS
And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX
Gerald Jackson and his partner are starting a Kickstarter to raise funds
The Rogallo wing was NASA's multi-million dollar 1960s attempt to stop ending its missions with splashdowns. It didn't work.
No more drinking "fresh" java from a plastic pouch
With a view 100 times larger than Hubble's, the WFIRST scope could discover thousands of exoplanets and millions of galaxies
These lucky CubeSats will ride on the maiden voyage of NASA's Space Launch System
Scenes from this weekend's event at Texas A&M
Hopefully NASA's new budget will turn things around
Budget and scheduling constraints could put astronauts at risk
German carmaker lends its expertise to the pursuit of lunar exploration—and XPrize triumph
Short on budget, the Space Launch System reportedly doesn't have a game plan
NASA's Vickie Kloeris explains the challenges of designing food for deep space missions
There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same
How much space does each astronaut really need?
It doesn't yet have the sleek design of SpaceX's Crew Dragon, but it's still pretty epic
Om nom nom
Before we built the International Space Station, these concepts promised incredible futures.
Unfortunately, NASA doesn't have a good game plan
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.
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.
New Horizons scientist Leslie Young discusses what to expect from the flyby on Tuesday, and the 28-year wait leading up to it
Makes your junk drawer look manageable in comparison
Raise the e-sail
With near Earth space filled with numerous 'city killer' asteroids, we don't wanna miss a thing
But can it ever hope to compete with SpaceX?
The LDSD uses a huge parachute and a surface-wide balloon as supersonic brakes
"We'd like one crew rotation mission, please"
Laying it all out on the table
Space travel is going electric
Apollo 13 was famously crippled by an explosion on its way to the Moon, but how did it launch with a faulty oxygen tank in the first place?
The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator will help the space agency slow its roll
The future of space travel is all about reusability
Rapid manufacturing methods may eliminate dependence on Russian rockets
The biggest and baddest ground-based telescopes are on their way
New year, new reusable spacecraft
Wrenches, and sample containers, and extruders, oh my
It's safe to say the 50-year-old motor design has got to go.
Will NASA be required to fund the Dream Chaser?