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.
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.
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.
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.
In a tweet, SpaceX said it has signed a passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its next-generation launch system.
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.
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.
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.
This summer, humanity embarks on its first mission to touch the Sun: A spacecraft will be launched into the Sun's outer atmosphere.