Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Celebrate the December solstice, be thankful you’re not on Triton, and say goodbye to the InSight Mars lander.
This week we have images snapped the old-fashioned and cutting-edge ways, creative ways of thinking about exploration, and artwork that expresses the beauty of it all.
Celebrating 50 years of Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to the Moon.
NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
NASA's Space Launch System rocket is sending the Orion crew capsule to the Moon and back.
The SLS rests on a secure foundation of political support, a consequence of the U.S. framework of representative democracy and discretionary funding.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
Look at some extraordinary views from space and imagine what you’d see if you had the best seat on SpaceX’s Dragon capsule.
Commercial crew is a partnership between NASA and private industry to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station and create a new market for humans in space.
Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.
All the wonders that the cosmos offered up this week, plus news about NASA’s leadership and an exciting launch.
This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week’s meteor shower, plus more.
Get ready for the rescheduled Crew Dragon launch and catch up on the highlights of the week in space.
Take a look back at the exciting first crewed flight of NASA's Commercial Crew program.
NASA's commercial crew program stands to be the agency's lowest-cost human spacecraft effort in nearly 60 years.
The end of the Space Shuttle, the rise of public-private partnerships, and the return to the Moon. As the 2010s come to a close, what were the most impactful events that shaped U.S. space policy?
The test showed Orion can blast itself away from the Space Launch System if the big rocket fails while attempting to fly to orbit.
The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away.
The spacecraft completed a successful test flight with splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean on 8 March 2019 at 08:45 EST (13:45 UTC).
Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule at 5:51 EST (10:51 UTC).