Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by Mission Control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.
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.
“Manned” spaceflight doesn’t make sense anymore.
Lunar samples, untouched by Earth’s atmosphere for decades, will soon emerge from a NASA vault.
Between the high-stakes maneuvers, the crew joked around, listened to music, and drank way too much coffee.
JoAnn Morgan stood out against the sea of men in skinny ties and glasses. But she was right where she belonged.
The American flag is bleached white. But some of the boot prints could remain undisturbed for tens of thousands of years.
The Apollo 11 astronaut is famous for orbiting the moon in solitude. Now he wishes you’d give him some space.