On June 18, 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became America's first woman in space after she and four colleagues blasted off on the space shuttle Challenger for the STS-7 mission. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
Sally Ride — the United States' first woman in space — has inspired countless people, as she lived a life committed to science, education and inclusion.
The early Earth may have been more temperate than previously thought, suggesting that the window for life to get a foothold on rocky planets around the galaxy could be quite large.
SpaceX is targeting June 29 as the launch date for its next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
A new startup called Aevum aims to launch satellites to Earth orbit every 3 hours using rockets carried on a fully autonomous unmanned airplane.
The glory of the iconic Nobel Prize accolade is the dream of many scientists. Author and astrophysicist Brian Keating spoke about the ups and downs along his journey, and lessons learned.
Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is a monumental achievement of human ingenuity, creativity and perseverance — to say the least.
For years, scientists have been unable to agree on the length of a day on Venus, but one new study might put an end to this confusion.
The two-century-old mystery of what causes a star to dim for two years out of every 27 may be close to being solved, thanks to the ESA's Gaia spacecraft.
President Donald Trump directed officials Monday (June 18) to establish a military Space Force before signing a new U.S. policy for space traffic control.
With NASA finding more evidence for life on Mars, Newsarama's looking at 10 characters who hail from our nearest neighboring planet.
As dads around the world celebrate Father's Day today (June 17), four far-out fathers will spend the holiday floating 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station.
Axial tilt and tidal locking also matter in a planet's habitability.
A company that aims to change the way small satellites get to orbit has just secured $40 million to continue developing its technology.
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan has been the launch site for Soviet and Russian space missions since the beginning of space exploration in 1957.
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has probed the origins of dark matter and revealed much about the parts of the universe we can't see visually.
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut for the European Space Agency, is about to sweat for science.
NASA doesn't expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable.
The world's first flying, autonomous, artificially intelligent (AI) astronaut assistant will soon get to work in space.
Portal origin URL: Revised Launch Date Targeted for Parker Solar ProbePortal origin nid: 426317Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 15:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are now targeting launch of the agency’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft no earlier than Aug. 4, 2018, to accommodate further software testing of spacecraft systems.Portal image: illustration of Parker Solar ProbeScience Categories: Sun