China has become the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon, in territory previously untouched. The move signals China’s intent to broaden space exploration for purposes of both military achievement and scientific discovery. Miles…
It's been 50 years since NASA’s critical Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth, orbit the moon and return. The bold and risky mission paved the way for the moon landing seven months later, at a time when…
The Pentagon's new Space Command is an effort to advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years.
By Associated Press
Thursday's supersonic flight takes Virgin Galactic closer to turning the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism into reality. The company aims to take paying customers on the six-passenger rocket, which is about the size of an executive jet.
By John Antczak, Associated Press
By Shannon Schmoll, The Conversation
Comet 46P/Wirtanen is expected to make an appearance Dec. 14 to 19 that may well be visible even to the naked eye. Photo by Suchart Kuathan/via Getty Images…
Part pioneer and part dirt collector, Osiris-Rex will spend the next year or so looking for a spot to capture pieces of the asteroid before heading back to Earth.
The first NASA lander to explore the interior of another planet successfully landed on Mars Monday.
By Vicky Stein
More than a half a million pieces of trash whiz at more than 17,000 miles per hour around the planet, threatening the lives of astronauts on the International Space Station and the functionality of satellites scattered across low Earth orbit.
By Dmitry Lovetsky, Associated Press
The rescue capsule automatically jettisoned from the booster and went into a ballistic descent, landing at a sharper than normal angle and subjecting the crew to heavy gravitational force.
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