The small spacecraft will be the first to head to the moon in a year when other planned missions have yet to get off the launchpad.
Tediously searching through imagery from a NASA spacecraft, researchers found where a discarded stage of a forgotten rocket crashed in March. But other questions remain.
The sale was halted after the space agency claimed it owned everything associated with a 1969 experiment that explored whether lunar soil was dangerous to terrestrial life.
The truth is out there, and now America’s space agency will add its resources to the study of unidentified aerial phenomena.
A successful return to Earth of the capsule on Wednesday could set up a flight for NASA with astronauts aboard before the year’s end.
The aerospace giant’s astronaut capsule has yet to complete a successful test flight to the space station, while SpaceX has carried seven crews into orbit.
The debris was part of the equipment that helped the Perseverance mission safely land on the red planet in 2021.
The U.S. Space Command seemed to confirm a claim that a meteor from outside the solar system had entered Earth’s atmosphere, but other scientists and NASA are still not convinced.
Axiom Space bought seats on a SpaceX rocket to be NASA’s guests in orbit as the agency extends efforts to commercialize spaceflight.
First a lightning storm, then problems with launch tower fans led to snags with a countdown and propellant loading intended as practice for the rocket’s launch.
NASA recently announced that it had detected more than 5,000 exoplanets, so we asked astronomers, actors and an astronaut to share their favorite worlds orbiting distant stars.
Although the U.S. and Russia have halted cooperation in many areas over the invasion of Ukraine, they’ve continued to work together aboard the International Space Station.
The agency will seek bids for future lunar landing spacecraft from companies other than SpaceX, which won the first contract to return American astronauts to the moon.
An asteroid hunter detected the small object two hours before it crashed into the sea near Greenland, a sign of the growing sophistication of NASA’s planetary defense system.
When the James Webb Space Telescope sent its first images to Earth, no one was more excited than Marcia J. Rieke, who oversaw the design and construction of its camera.
The Parker Solar Probe captured images of a glowing red surface during flybys.
The past 12 months on Mars have been both “exciting” and “exhausting” for scientists and engineers minding Perseverance and Ingenuity. And the mission is only really getting started.
The spacecraft recorded a series of images of a target star that will be used to help its mirrors prepare for scientific research.
The giant, gleaming spacecraft is being designed to carry NASA astronauts to the moon, as well as the dreams of Elon Musk’s space company.
The mission’s failure to reach orbit highlighted the challenges of breaking into the space business, especially for companies that are publicly traded on the stock market.
Every person on Earth shares in the quest that the giant observatory will now begin.
The telescope’s safe arrival is a relief to scientists who plan to spend the next 10 or more years using it to study ancient galaxies.
The finding, by European researchers, fits a clear warming trend: The seven hottest years on record have been the past seven.
Everything is going great for the James Webb Space Telescope. So far.
While there are no cameras aboard the spacecraft, NASA is providing updates as the telescope deploys its mirrors. Here’s what you need to know.
“I’ve always seen space as an area where we cooperate, through all the trying times,” said a professor who oversaw mission control for the global effort to launch a $10 billion telescope into space.
Scientists on this planet have worked out a variety of techniques to simulate the conditions of other worlds that are near and very far.
The relationship between the nations’ space agencies is facing a series of difficult tests, including an antisatellite weapon and friction over Ukraine.
Astronomers have been waiting eagerly for the beginning of the powerful space observatory’s mission, and on Christmas morning they may finally get their wish.
Getting the James Webb Space Telescope to the launchpad has been a difficult journey that has taken decades.
The James Webb Space Telescope is endowed with the hopes and trepidations of a generation of astronomers.
The IXPE spacecraft will use X-ray polarimetry to better measure black holes, supernovas and other astronomical phenomena.
The recruits, selected from a pool of 12,000 applicants, will begin two years of training, and some of them may one day walk on the moon.
A chilling effect has taken hold on American campuses, contributing to an outflow of academic talent that may hurt the United States while benefiting Beijing.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, launched on Wednesday, could be the first to alter an asteroid’s path, a technique that may be used to defend the planet in the future.
An early morning liftoff kicks off DART, NASA’s first mission to test a spacecraft that could one day save Earth from a deadly space rock.
The spacecraft’s farseeing eye once again sets its gaze on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Jessica Watkins, who joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 2017, is scheduled to fly to the orbital outpost in a SpaceX capsule in April.
The test forced astronauts on the International Space Station to briefly take shelter in re-entry capsules.
The State Department said the cloud of debris from the missile strike added more than 1,500 pieces of sizable space junk to Earth’s orbit.
The Crew Dragon capsule Endurance docked on Thursday with the orbital outpost, where the four crewmates will stay until April 2022.
After bringing home another crew, SpaceX will launch four more people to the International Space Station in its Dragon capsule.
The space agency acknowledged that it cannot return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024, a timeline set under President Trump.
The Crew-2 astronauts spent nearly 200 days in orbit, and their stay aboard the International Space Station was punctuated with surprises.
Four crew members are scheduled to depart from the orbital outpost after about half a year in space. They will splash down near Florida on Monday.
For the first time, astronauts on the International Space Station cultivated chiles, adding some zing to their tacos.
A federal judge rejected the argument by Jeff Bezos’ rocket company that NASA unfairly awarded a lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s firm.
On astronomers’ wish list for the next decade: two giant telescopes and a space telescope to search for life and habitable worlds beyond Earth.
Scientists used satellite measurements of carbon dioxide to detect small atmospheric reductions over areas under coronavirus lockdowns. The approach could help track emissions more quickly in the future.
The four crew members, three Americans and one German, were originally scheduled to launch on Sunday.