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NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
Explore the two-faced Moon and meet two new projects paving the way for the future of space science.
A look at record-breaking missions, worlds and feats of exploration.
From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.
Our host star takes center stage, and JWST demands a little more patience.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
NEA Scout will visit a near-Earth asteroid and Solar Cruiser will test the largest solar sail yet.
Emily Lakdawalla takes us on a tour of the spacecraft currently exploring from within our solar system. All planets and spacecraft locations are shown at their location for April 1st, 2019.
This weekend, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft leaves Earth on a mission to touch the Sun.
Three launches to the Moon and one each to Mercury and Mars; two arrivals at near-Earth asteroids; and an approach to an encounter with a distant Kuiper belt object are highlights we anticipate in 2018.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft will repeatedly dive through the Sun's corona, giving scientists their first-ever up-close look at our star.
There was no shortage of interesting lunar science talks at last month’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Dr. Ryan Clegg-Watkins highlights some of the interesting results for us.
What's going on with our robotic planetary missions? In February I count more than 20 planetary spacecraft exploring six targets beyond Earth or cruising to new destinations.
Two sun-observing spacecraft in Earth orbit captured images of a partial solar eclipse Sunday morning.
On Wednesday evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocketed into orbit with DSCOVR, the Deep Space Climate Observatory. Here's a photo and video roundup.
Within a two-day span, two rocket launches and three ocean landings are scheduled—one of which involves an autonomous spaceport drone ship.
After a bad day on the launch pad, some perspective.
Karl Battams highlights the historic discovery, by an Air Force satellite, of a sungrazing comet.
Upcoming deep space missions will venture right to the heart of the Solar System.
Planetary transits of the Sun by Mercury and Venus don't come along very often, and when they do we make a big deal of it because, well, it's really cool!