A recent mission atop a Hawaiian volcano shows humans still have much to learn before they set foot on another world.
And what they tell us about the difficulty of keeping people alive in space
“Someone with his combination of character traits—you’re always going to get the good with the bad.”
A picture with a famous person can cause uncomfortable misunderstandings or, worse still, encourage predatory behavior.
Russia has resumed crewed flights to the International Space Station after a failed attempt. That’s good news for NASA.
Researchers have begun to imagine how the people of the future might visit exhibits in orbit or on the moon.
Astrophysicists have devised a clever way to count up the photons in space, stretching back to the cosmos’ adolescence.
Jim Bridenstine recently told the SpaceX founder he doesn’t want NASA contractors engaging in questionable behavior.
NASA’s newest Mars mission is poised to transform the most terrestrial of sciences.
The space agency has reportedly decided to review workplace culture at SpaceX and Boeing after Elon Musk smoked marijuana on a podcast.
The dome where crew members practiced red-planet missions will now be converted to a simulated moon base.
NASA is planning for its tenth Mars-landing attempt next week. If it succeeds, the feat will be worth celebrating.
Years later, many adults still pine for the days their school libraries, auditoriums, and gyms transformed into pop-up bookstores.
A planet more than three times the mass of Earth may be orbiting in a star system long thought to be barren.
A recent launch failure presented an unsettling possibility for humankind’s home above Earth.
Congressional lawmakers, including Republicans, were skeptical of the idea long before the midterms.
The next Congress will be missing a few longtime advocates of exploration.
Mercury has shriveled over billions of years, and it’s got the landforms to prove it.
You don’t want to get stuck there.
NASA’s beloved exoplanet-searching mission has run out of fuel, but not before enriching our understanding of the cosmos.
The theoretical physicist isn’t the first celebrity scientist to be accused of sexual misconduct, but he is the first to face consequences.