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NASA gave Elon Musk’s SpaceX a coveted contract for a lunar mission. Jeff Bezos plans to fight for it.
NASA just flew a tiny (and totally lovable) robot on another planet for the first time.
A hint of warmth from our sun helped reveal a mysterious comet’s secrets.
A spacecraft on its way to Jupiter made a surprising discovery about interplanetary dust.
After 62 years, the space agency will have to wait a little longer for its first female leader.
‘‘We hope pirates don’t take it,” one astrophysicist said.
New observations have prompted astronomers to rethink their theories about some of the universe’s invisible objects.
NASA engineers have captured a rover’s swift descent to the surface of the red planet.
A new NASA rover has jump-started an intense effort to finally bring home a pristine sample from the red planet.
Once, American astronauts were white men with buzz cuts. Now they’re billionaires and a few lucky normal people.
NASA spent nearly two years trying to wrangle a probe designed to burrow into the planet’s soil.
President Biden is inheriting one of Trump’s pet projects.
They have noticed something intriguing coming from the direction of Proxima Centauri.
I’m just a kindly winter evangelist, standing in front of your outdoor restaurant table, asking you to wear layers.
This year is ending with a rare cosmic alignment.
If phosphine is lurking in the planet’s atmosphere, the source could, just maybe, be alien life.
The spacecraft are still feeling the sun billions of miles from home.