NASA’s Cassini probe will soon plunge into Saturn, ending its 13-year mission to the ringed planet and triggering a wave of grief among scientists, engineers, and an adoring public.
The microscopic kind, not the scary, slimy monster type
An investigation into a surprisingly divisive question
In 2019, the New Horizons spacecraft will attempt to break the record for the farthest image ever taken of Earth.
The president’s budget proposal has some troubling news for the space agency’s next big astronomy mission.
An elementary school in Utah will now be named for the first black female engineer at NASA, who was memorialized in Hidden Figures.
The payload of SpaceX's recently launched rocket overshot its planned orbit near Mars.
The SpaceX founder says the successful Falcon Heavy flight makes him feel confident about the company’s next, and even bigger, rocket.
SpaceX’s 27-engine Falcon Heavy successfully blasted off from Florida with a cherry-red Tesla convertible in tow.
The decision to launch a Tesla into an orbit around the sun marks yet another shift in American spaceflight business.
Elon Musk says it’s “guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another.”
After 13 years of silence, scientists hear a mission calling home.
The cosmic event is coming to a night sky near you on January 31.
The massive rocket has completed a crucial engine test, and Elon Musk says it's ready to launch.
The prize for a Google-sponsored competition to send spacecraft to the lunar surface will now go unclaimed.
The government shutdown shows just how much budget fights in Washington could derail Elon Musk’s rocket ambitions.
How NASA scales down to a skeleton crew when Congress misses a big budget deadline
Two astronauts will carry out the original lessons Christa McAuliffe had planned for her time in orbit in 1986.
An interim director is steering the ship, but the delay between administrations is unprecedented.
NASA is hopeful SpaceX and Boeing will soon free the country from dependency on Russia, but delays abound.
In China, a Cold War-era strategy to ward off foreign enemies has made for some dangerous modern-day conditions.