Elon Musk’s company bested Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and others in the contest to carry American astronauts to the lunar surface.
Videos of a mysterious celestial phenomenon captured a once-common human emotion: awe at the wonder of the heavens.
Diana Trujillo, a NASA flight director, discusses the future of space travel and the search for signs of life on the red planet.
It’s not the next Higgs boson — yet. But the best explanation, physicists say, involves forms of matter and energy not currently known to science.
Something went wrong early for Starship, with shards of metal raining down around the launch site including debris that hit one of the cameras.
Meet the four people who will take the first all-civilian rocket trip to orbit Earth.
A neutrino-spotting telescope beneath Russia’s frozen Lake Baikal in Russia is close to delivering scientific results after four decades of setbacks.
After almost a year in space, Scott Kelly’s heart diminished, but he remained reasonably fit.
He was hailed for leading the rescue of Apollo 13 astronauts when their spacecraft was rocked by an explosion en route to the moon, and for helping guide them home.
Two years of analyzing the polarized light from a galaxy’s giant black hole has given scientists a glimpse at how quasars might arise.
The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity traveled to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, which is also preparing for its main science mission.
A piece of an extrasolar Pluto may have passed through our cosmic neighborhood, a new study suggests.
Mars once had rivers, lakes and seas. Although the planet is now desert dry, scientists say most of the water is still there, just locked up in rocks.
Bill Nelson flew on a space shuttle in 1986 and lost re-election for a fourth Senate term in 2018. Some space advocates fear his approach to the agency could take it backward.
A test earlier this year of the Space Launch System core stage was marred by errors, so the agency will conduct a do-over.
The United States is unlikely to build anything like the Space Launch System ever again. But it’s still good that NASA did.
In “A Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Arik Kershenbaum uses his knowledge of the various species here on Earth to speculate about what might exist out there.
The two countries, moving increasingly closer, signed a memorandum of agreement to collaborate on lunar missions, including the establishment of a research station in orbit or on the surface of the moon.
The congressman from Huntsville, Ala., was quick to claim that the 2020 election was stolen. His district continues to get special treatment.
Gen. John Raymond has put up with plenty of mockery. But, he says, there’s nothing funny about protecting U.S. interests from Russian and Chinese anti-satellite technology.
“It almost seems like a magical thing,” said one of the astronomers involved in studying the lunar phenomenon.
Two earlier high-altitude flights of the Starship spacecraft crashed spectacularly after successful liftoffs.
A Japanese billionaire, who previously sought a crew of artists and a new girlfriend, issued a call for applicants to join him on a weeklong journey around the moon.
A dune buggy is about to set off on behalf of its human owners to fulfill a primordial yearning.
Those who looked up just before 10 p.m. on Sunday were treated to the sight of a fireball meteor.
No Gargantua dwells at the heart of stellar cluster NGC 6397. Instead, a few dozen smaller black holes seem to be swarming around in there, throwing their considerable masses around.
Fossils, flowers, galaxies and a rare “lefty” snail.
Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.
In its first hiring drive in over a decade, the continent’s space agency is looking to recruit disabled people and more women.
Since arriving safely on Thursday, the spacecraft has been steadily transmitting visual files and other data back to Earth.
St. Jude Hospital and Jared Isaacman, a billionaire entrepreneur, selected Hayley Arceneaux for a trip to orbit in a SpaceX capsule.
Mars, Shmars; this voyager is looking forward to a submarine ride under the icebergs on Saturn’s strange moon.
Scientists working on the mission are eagerly scrutinizing the first images sent back to Earth by the robotic explorer.
Cygnus X-1, one of the first identified black holes, is much weightier than expected, raising new questions about how such objects form.
Perseverance’s arrival extends the successful U.S. landing record on the planet, and brings sophisticated tools to the hunt for alien life.
The Perseverance rover will attempt to touch down in one piece on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know.
Parts of the new visitor will make large impacts that could be picked up by the InSight spacecraft’s seismometer.
Our early days on Earth have almost entirely disappeared, but on Mars, the past is entombed.
A new study blames a comet fragment for the death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. But most experts maintain that an asteroid caused this cataclysmic event.
NASA’s sole means of sending commands to the distant space probe, launched 44 years ago, is being restored on Friday.
As the space agency’s first female payload specialist, she conducted experiments about the impact of weightlessness on astronauts’ immune systems and loss of bone mass.
Why aren’t we looking for them?
The inscription on the monolith read “Look at the sky, see the moon.” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the same slogan in announcing Turkey’s new space program this week.
The Tianwen-1 mission is scheduled to be the second of three new visitors to Mars this month.
The Hope spacecraft will fire its engines on Tuesday, aiming to be grappled by the planet’s gravity and begin its atmospheric science studies.
Despite doubts from many scientists, a team of researchers who said they had detected an unusual gas in the planet’s atmosphere were still confident of their findings.
In “Fundamentals,” Frank Wilczek describes his own love for physics and details what we all need to understand about the forces that shape our physical world.
The Amazon founder started his private rocket company in 2000, but its busiest phase could just now be starting.
After defying the F.A.A. during its last test flight in December, the company aims to stick the landing this time.
After decades of fits and starts, the multibillion dollar successor to the Hubble telescope is expected to launch as soon as this fall.