Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by Mission Control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.
The lunar supply won’t be anything like the stuff on Earth, but NASA wants it anyway.
A trip outside the International Space Station is, at its core, a home-improvement project.
The next time the Nobel Prize recognizes exoplanet science, it could be for the detection of signs of life on another world.
A shared effort to deliver NASA astronauts to space recently got a little awkward.
Elon Musk has laid out an ambitious future for his spaceship project, the effort to deliver people to the moon and Mars.
Two years after illegally launching tiny satellites into orbit, a start-up is trying to convince regulators it’s going to play by the rules.
Astronomers have found radio-emitting structures jutting out from our galaxy’s black hole.
The second known visitor to our cosmic neighborhood from another star is making quite an entrance.
Stopping collisions in space starts with good communication.
K2-18b probably can’t host life as we know it, but it orbits in a cosmic sweet spot where water vapor in the atmosphere could turn into liquid.
India lost contact with its spacecraft just before touchdown. Why is it so hard to stick a lunar landing?
For would-be parents working on the historic Voyager mission, the best time to have children was in the window between planetary stops.
Researchers didn’t know how people would react to weightlessness. So they sent animals first.
Astronomers say potential life on planets around flaring stars might find a creative way to survive.
The isotope iron-60, produced when a star explodes, is hidden in some of Earth’s most isolated places.
Atlantic writers look ahead at India’s moon landing, WeWork’s giant IPO filing, Taylor Swift’s Lover, and more.
NASA is rationing watts to keep its oldest mission going.
High-tech agriculture would keep far-flung astronauts alive, but making something delicious would keep them happy.
Soon, if no mission returns to the moon, no one on Earth will have set foot on another world.
Sending the first women into space isn’t the same as developing an astronaut program that values equality.