Discovery

January 3, 2017

SpaceX plans Jan. 8 return to flight after completing failure investigation

WASHINGTON — SpaceX plans to resume Falcon 9 launches on Jan. 8 after completing the investigation into the pad explosion that destroyed another Falcon 9 four […]
January 2, 2017

As the Apollo Program Turns 50, This Is How We’ll Celebrate

This year will remember NASA’s historic Apollo program, beginning with the terrible tragedy of Apollo 1. The year 2017 marks a major milestone in crewed spaceflight. […]
January 2, 2017

As the Apollo Program Turns 50, This Is How We'll Celebrate

This year will remember NASA’s historic Apollo program, beginning with the terrible tragedy of Apollo 1. The year 2017 marks a major milestone in crewed spaceflight. […]
January 1, 2017

Four Out-Of-This-World Predictions For The Space Industry In 2017

Big things are happening in space travel and tech, with new startups mushrooming every day. Here are four trends to watch. There was a time when […]
December 31, 2016

Google Lunar X Prize teams await word of their fate

WASHINGTON — Teams competing in the Google Lunar X Prize, facing an end-of-the-year deadline to obtain a verified launch contract, may not know until some time […]
December 30, 2016

A Star's Explosive Death May Have Spawned Our Solar System

The detonation of a small supernova may have triggered the gravitational collapse of matter in a nebula that went on to give birth to our sun […]
December 29, 2016

To Find Life on Europa, We'll Need to Drill Into the Ice

Landing a robotic probe on the surface of the icy moon could complicate the search for life, so we’ll need to dig deep to seek out […]
December 27, 2016

Where to Land on Mars: NASA Makes Progress in Quest for 2020 Rover Site

While it’s always difficult to choose just one best landing site on Mars, NASA officials say they have made progress on picking a location for the […]
December 23, 2016

MEET THE MAN LOOKING FOR ALIENS—IN THE ARCTIC

SEARCHING FOR THE ORIGINS OF LIFE IN THE DEEP SEA. You might not expect an oceanographer to be high on NASA’s speed dial, but when the […]