On March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Massachusetts, American engineer Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket. The flight lasted a mere 2.5 seconds and ended anticlimactically 181 feet away in a snow-covered cabbage field.
The announcement by Vice President Mike Pence last week that the Pentagon will stand up a Space Force suddenly has drawn attention to the issue of international space security.
A new NASA video tour of the moon captures breathtaking views of the lunar surface.
The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) has now entered the "hard-rock excavation" phase, which will make way for the huge structure's foundations, leaders of the $1 billion project announced on Tuesday (Aug. 14).
Boeing recently gave journalists a behind-the-scenes look at the company's new Starliner capsule, which could start carrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station as early as next year.
Scientists have worried for years now that climate change will free carbon trapped in frozen soil in the Arctic, triggering faster climate change — but now they believe abrupt thawing below lakes is even more dangerous.
Take a look inside the CST-100 Starliner hangar, where Boeing is building the private space capsules that will fly NASA astronauts and more into space!
On Monday (Aug. 13), Curiosity photographed an odd, flat object that mission team members initially thought might have fallen off the car-size robot. But the "debris" turned out to be a Red Planet rock.
Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle.
Portal origin URL: NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring MissionPortal origin nid: 430740Published: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), which will fly NASA’s most advanced laser altimeter to measure Earth’s changing ice.Portal image: NASA’s ICESat-2 spacecraft undergoing final testingScience Categories: Earth
Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is about to get a major upgrade.
Dozens of students got to see their experiments travel from school to space. A sounding rocket soared from a NASA rocket facility in Virginia Tuesday (Aug. 14), carrying several student experiments under the RockSat-X program.
Opportunity has been silent since June 10, when a monster Red Planet dust storm began blocking sunlight from reaching the solar-powered rover. But Opportunity's handlers still hope to get a ping once the dust has cleared.
Do you hold the cards to win a space race? That is the challenge laid out by "Space Heroes: Journey to Space."
Arecibo Observatory has been used to send a SETI message as well as for scanning the skies for approaching asteroids.
Mars has water trapped in the polar ice caps. More water may lie just beneath the surface. A new study suggests that water also flows on the surface.
Space Force continues to get hyped up, astronomers have found metals in the atmosphere of an "ultrahot Jupiter," and there are new rules for tiny satellites — it's Space.com's best news stories of the week.
China will launch its Chang'e-4 lander and rover mission in December in what will be the first ever attempt at a soft landing on the far side of the moon, authorities said Aug. 15
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified "facility issue" that caused the test to end early.
Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory have found evidence that hundreds of possible midsize black holes lurk at the core of smaller galaxies in the universe.