Inflatable Heat Shield Could Deliver Heavy Payloads to Another Worlds

NASA is testing out a new inflatable heat shield which could enable them to send heavier missions to Mars, as well as Venus and Titan.

A 122-Day Simulated Moon Mission

The SIRIUS-19 experiment recently kicked off in Russia, with six cosmonauts entering a simulated lunar environment (where they will spend the next 122 days conducting experiments).

NASA's SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe

NASA has announced a new space telescope mission dedicated to understanding the origins of life and the universe. The space agency is aiming for a 2023 launch.

What you can see in space in 2019

This year, space fans will be treated to two lunar mission, the Apollo 11 anniversary, some lunar and solar eclipses, and brand-new spacecrafts heading for the ISS.

Some of our best hopes for mitigating the threat of space debris

In 60 years of space exploration, we've placed almost 7,000 satellites in orbit. Less than a third still function. The rest is dangerous junk - and their number is growing. Here's how we might mitigate the threat.

Eating your veggies, even in space

Norwegian researchers are developing the self-contained planters that will allow astronauts to grow food in space. They have just completed an experiment that involved growing lettuce for space.

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in Jezero Crater

Mars 2020 is set to visit the Red Planet to take scientific data and hunt for past signs of life, and to better understand the planet for a future human visit.

Icy warning for space missions to Jupiter's moon

Scientists suggest fields of 15 metre-high shards of ice could exist on Europa's surface, posing a threat to future landing missions.

Mission to Slam Spacecraft Into Asteroid Has Begun Construction

A mission to deflect asteroids that might threaten Earth has begun its final assembly phase, according to a news release. NASA is testing a technique meant to protect the planet from an impending asteroid strike.

SpaceX Reboots Plan to Send Tourists Around the Moon

In a tweet, SpaceX said it has signed a passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its next-generation launch system.

Japan Testing Miniature Space Elevator Near the ISS

A Japanese team is testing a small prototype space elevator. The pair of satellites will be released from the ISS and a container acting like an elevator car will be moved on a cable connecting the satellites using a motor.

NASA will launch space laser tool to monitor Earth's ice

Key to the mission is NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, which will use the laser instrument to measure - within the width of a pencil - the amount of land ice elevation changes in Antarctica and Greenland.

Lockheed Martin Shows off its new Space Habitat

In addition to the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion spacecraft, NASA have teamed up with Lockheed Martin and other contractors to develop the Deep Space Gateway.

Five Teams Compete to Design a 3D Printed Mars Habitat

As part of their 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge, NASA recently awarded five teams with a total of $100,000 for their designs for Martian habitats.

Parker Solar Probe and the birth of the solar wind

This summer, humanity embarks on its first mission to touch the Sun: A spacecraft will be launched into the Sun's outer atmosphere.