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November 25, 2018

NASA’s latest and greatest Mars lander will touch down on the red planet Monday

NASA’s InSight lander has been hurtling through the solar system for over seven months. Now its time has come. InSight — sent to observe Martian earthquakes and study […]
November 24, 2018

Watch a Spaceship Leave Earth in Stunning ISS Video

We’re so used to seeing perfectly-rendered CGI depictions of outer space in movies and video games that seeing the real thing can sometimes feel underwhelming. This […]
November 22, 2018

First SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight set for January

WASHINGTON — NASA has set Jan. 7 as the date for the launch of the first commercial crew test flight, an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that […]
November 21, 2018

NASA’s 2020 rover will search Mars for signs of life

And now we know exactly where it’s going to poke around. NASA has big plans for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover, launching in the summer of 2020 […]
November 20, 2018

Elon Musk renames Big Falcon Rocket to ‘Starship’

SpaceX’s future massive rocket, the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), has a new name. Writing from his personal Twitter account, CEO Elon Musk said that the transportation portion of […]
November 18, 2018

Musk hints at further changes in BFR design

WASHINGTON — Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is making more changes to […]
November 16, 2018

Russia Will Launch a Cargo Ship to the Space Station Today!

Russia has prepared its next care package for astronauts onboard the International Space Station in a shipment scheduled to blast off today (Nov. 16). The cargo shipment, dubbed […]
November 15, 2018

Sun’s closest solo star may have company

A large planet appears to be orbiting out near the system’s snow line. From the phenomenal success of the Kepler mission and a proliferation of ground-based […]
November 12, 2018

Astronaut Rusty Schweickart Looks Back on Apollo 9, and to the Next Asteroid Impact

NASA astronaut Russell Schweickart’s career-defining moment came thanks to a camera problem. During a spacewalk on the Apollo 9 mission, his colleague’s movie camera jammed, and Schweickart was […]