The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to establish its own astronaut corps in the next year, seeking to fly its citizens into space on other nations' vehicles starting in the early 2020s.
In 2001, James Powell teamed up with George Maise, an aeronautical engineer and 23-year veteran of Brookhaven National Laboratory, to put forth an idea to revolutionize space launches: StarTram.
The Draconid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but don't get your hopes up for a spectacular sky show.
Photographers with the European Space Agency hoping to spot the International Space Station crossing the face of the sun got more than they bargained for when a bird joined the party.
Here's how to see three naked-eye planets visible in October's night sky.
Will we someday colonize space? Will our children visit other planets? To achieve goals like these, we’ll need to crack one crucial challenge: how to feed ourselves for long periods away from Earth.
NASA's longest-lived mission to Mars has gained its first look at the Martian moon Phobos, pursuing a deeper understanding by examining it in infrared wavelengths.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:08
On Aug. 14, 2017, European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts Samantha Crisoforetti and Matthias Maurer trained with their counterparts with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) in Yantai, China. See photos of the historic joint exercise.
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
Sierra Nevada Corporation's privately built Dream Chaser space plane passed a major milestone on Aug. 30 with a captive carry test over California's Mojave Desert, and now you can see exactly how it looked in a new NASA video.
October's Harvest Moon, the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, rises on Oct. 5. Here are the best times and tools to see it.
October's full Harvest Moon will shine all night tonight (Oct. 5) while passing by — or fully covering — Neptune in some parts of the world. In the predawn hours, you'll get another celestial show with Mars and Venus close together in the eastern sky.
There's a big gravitational-wave announcement coming later this month, but insiders won't reveal any details. Here are our educated guesses about what the collaboration will reveal.
Two astronauts will take a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Oct. 5), kicking off a trifecta of spacewalks set to take place over the next two weeks.
New upgrades to a NASA radiation laboratory will let researchers explore the deadly environment astronauts encounter beyond Earth's magnetic field.
Two NASA astronauts gave a Canadian robot arm a hand Thursday (Oct. 5), removing and replacing one of the manipulator's two latching end effectors. Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei went outside the International Space Station to work on the Canadarm2.
The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said.
Giant deposits of ice may not lie hidden under the surface of Mars, between its equator and poles, as recently suggested, a new study finds.
The Nobel Prize is just the beginning for the new field of gravitational astronomy.
The head of NASA's human spaceflight program says he would like to see a decision made in the next two years on whether and how International Space Station operations will be extended beyond 2024.