July 1, 2019

Upcoming test to demonstrate Orion’s launch abort system in flight

WASHINGTON — The next major milestone in the development of the spacecraft designed to take humans back to the moon will be a three-minute test flight […]
June 30, 2019

Lunar Robotic Mission Heracles Will Scout for Human Landings

NASA’s push to return humans to the moon will get a huge international helping hand. A mission named Heracles will use a robotic rover to survey the lunar […]
June 28, 2019

NASA’s new mission to Titan is looking for life in all the right places

Saturn’s moon is shockingly Earth-like, so NASA is sending a drone. The next few decades could bring a cascade of discoveries on extraterrestrial life. NASA announced […]
June 26, 2019

NASA’s new plane will fly at supersonic speeds—without a windshield

Pilots will see what’s in front of them on a 4K screen. Here’s how it will all work. In 2021, if all goes according to plan, […]
June 25, 2019

SpaceX catches rocket nosecone for the first time with giant net-wielding boat

After launching its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket this evening, SpaceX caught part of the vehicle’s nosecone when it fell back to Earth — the first time […]
June 22, 2019

China’s moon, Mars and space station missions may be facing delays

HELSINKI — China’s major space missions including a lunar sample return, Mars orbiter and rover and a modular space station could be facing delays due to […]
June 21, 2019

One legacy of Carl Sagan may take flight next week—a working solar sail

“We are carrying on a legacy that has been with us since the founders.” As early as next Monday night, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will […]
June 19, 2019

NASA says there’s ‘no doubt’ SpaceX Crew Dragon explosion has pushed back crewed flights

NASA desperately needs a way to get its astronauts into space without paying for pricey seats aboard Russian rockets, but the agency’s two best hopes — […]
June 7, 2019

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Whirls Through Tests on Way to 2020 Launch

The little chopper is designed to show that aerial exploration is possible on Mars. NASA’s first Mars helicopter is getting close to final approval for launch […]