7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
Divest from Russia, with love
It's not just a big deal for future space tourists, either.
Richard Branson enlists the venerable cosmologist to unveil their new space ship
Virgin Galactic says welcome aboard
Giving small satellites a boost
Stephen Hawking wants a ride. Do you?
The deadly crash killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury and cast a pall over commercial spaceflight
Spoiler alert: it's big
VSS Unity spends its flight clinging to its mothership due to high winds
The space race is officially back on, but slower and steady may win the race
Notes from a field trip to New Mexico's commercial spaceport
You don't need a rocket to leave Earth. There's a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.
We all want to know who it is.
Astronaut Leroy Chiao explains what it will take for commercial passengers to fly into space
No boosters included
A conversation with the founder of Moon Express
Science takes off.
Space Tourism Can Survive The Blow, But It Won't Be Easy—Or Cheap
A mix of what people got down to during the mission and what you should get down to today.
A slew of new startups are vying to serve the booming market for small satellites by launching small rockets more frequently and cheaply
See the curvature of earth with a drink in hand
Retired astronaut Scott Parazynski talks about his life of adventure
The evidence is right in front of you.
A moment of silence
The addition of Charles Miller to the NASA "landing party" bodes well for private space companies
Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?
It all depends on who you ask
The upper atmosphere of Venus is surprisingly similar Earth.
This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system
I is for interstellar.
Rodents suffer from cognitive problems months after encountering space-like radiation
An incredibly luminous snack.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
What is going on with my moon?
Deadly radiation could be breakfast for microbes on rogue planets, comets, and more
Not quite ready for takeoff
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
TESS is blasting off on Wednesday night.
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
The Dawn spacecraft could change the shape and scope of future missions
Scanning a million nearby stars, the 'Breakthrough Listen' project will be the world's biggest hunt for ETs
Home is where you hang your pressurized helmet
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
New high-res images from New Horizons reveal a very blobby space rock.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
But we won't know where it's going until the government shutdown ends.
The Great Lakes are mighty chilly.
Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both.
The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
Like, can we even do that?
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
NASA announced the nine astronauts selected for its Commercial Crew program.
American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin endured a rough emergency landing.
Dead stars do tell some tales
It's a matter of perspective
A galactic near-miss.
Earth isn't flat, but this strange world might be.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Nearly all of the water astronauts drink and shower with comes from their urine and sweat.
Lunar exploration started as an adventure, now prospectors also see dollar signs in that smiling cheese.
Hayabusa 2 could be the first to intercept and blast an asteroid.
The curious culture on the ground at a rocket launch press junket
With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end
This short sci-fi film, narrated by Carl Sagan, inspires us to explore the solar system
Prepare for soybeans bathed in rocket fumes
Contacting aliens could save us or destroy us
Not for the reasons you might expect
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."
Hitomi oh my
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
A lesson from the Apollo missions
You can see your house from here
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China's 'FAST' telescope lends an ear to Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Listen project
The fastest, largest observations of the Universe, ever
Rubin, who died Sunday, was never recognized for her work on dark matter
Sadly it's not walkable
Here's what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy
As black as day.
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
What's the matter with dark matter?
The Gaia satellite charts stars like never before.
Two stars enter, one star leaves
Step one: realize we're not alone.
InSight will tell us about the planet's interior, but it's got to stick the landing first.
It contains a whopping 665 million pixels.
Our neck of the universe is not such a flat space after all.
Fast Radio Bursts have an origin story—and we're closer to learning what it is.
In 10 years, our Moon may get a tiny new moon
Many more eyes in the skies