After leaving the International Space Station last week, a Japanese cargo spacecraft dropped a small capsule of science experiments into the Pacific Ocean before falling to its fiery demise in Earth's atmosphere.
This Thursday, crystallizing proteins from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a dizzying virtual-reality system, ultratiny membranes and the "Refabricator" — a device that turns waste into 3D-printing filament — will all be shooting into space.
Tonight (Nov. 12), National Geographic’s "Mars" series returns for a second season with a captivating premiere. This first episode reflects the real-life issues that may arise when private corporations try to turn a profit on the Red Planet.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine marked Veterans Day 2018 with a video message to honor the dedication and sacrifice of all military veterans and servicemembers in the U.S. Armed Forces.
In November 2018, the private spaceflight company Rocket Lab successfully launched its first commercial mission using its Electron booster. The rocket "It's Business Time" launched six small satellites into orbit. See photos of the milestone launch here.
NASA astronaut Rusty Schweickart's career-defining moment came thanks to a camera problem, but he's used his out-of-this-world experience to try to unite the people of Earth.
Read an excerpt from the second book in Mary Robinette Kowal's Lady Astronaut series, "The Fated Sky." The book opens as mathematician-turned-astronaut Elma York is beginning to look for her next adventure.
In the opening pages of Mary Robinette Kowal's novel, "The Calculating Stars," an asteroid slams into the ocean near Washington, D.C., wiping out the federal government of 1952.
Before that happens, we need to recognize that a very real possibility exists that the first human steps on the Martian surface will lead to a collision between terrestrial life and biota native to Mars.
An extraordinary account of the impact space weather had on military operations in Vietnam in 1972 was found buried in the U.S. Navy archives, according to a newly published article in Space Weather.
Dangerous, deadly and destructive wildfires have churned through California in the summer of 2018. Here are some dramatic views of these blazes from high above as seen by astronauts and cosmonauts in space.
As wildfires continue to burn in California, new satellite photos show the sheer scale of the deadly Camp Fire that has devastated the state's northern town of Paradise.
If the weather is clear in your area on Sunday evening on through late next week, you will have an opportunity to see what probably are for most people the three "most asked for" objects to look at through a telescope.
In National Geographic's "Mars" docudrama series, a group of pioneers build the first colony on Mars, complete with rovers, helicopters and other tech inspired by NASA, SpaceX and other "big thinkers" in the space industry.
National Geographic's "Mars" returns for a second season on Monday (Nov. 12), bringing a blend of extraterrestrial drama and real-life insights about humanity's future on the Red Planet.
The moon may be the next space destination for American astronauts, but the frontier of Mars still beckons, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine says.
Spaceflight startup Rocket Lab launched its first operational mission Saturday night, successfully lofting six small satellites as well as a technology demonstrator.
California is burning again, and satellites are showing the scope of the damage.
The spaceflight startup Rocket Lab will launch its first fully operational commercial mission Saturday night (Nov. 10), and you can watch the landmark liftoff live.
A newfound asteroid will zip past Earth Saturday (Nov. 10), and you can follow the interloper's trek live online.