With all the buzz surrounding NASA’s Orion and SpaceX’s Dragon, it’s easy to forget that the folks at the European Space Agency (ESA) are also developing their own spacecraft.
The rings of Saturn are an absolutely gorgeous feature of our solar system, but astronomers just found a similar planet that makes them look like a runner-up at best.
The minds at SpaceX have some big ideas when it comes to space exploration, and reusability is a big part of the equation. Here’s what it should look like once they work out all the kinks.
Following the budget cuts at NASA, the U.S. space agency reached out to private space exploration companies to fill the void left behind once the shuttle program was shut down.
It’s an exciting time for space exploration, as everyone from NASA to SpaceX is cooking up plans to get us to Mars. One option on the table? The same stuff that powered Darth Vader’s TIE fighter.
Some of the greatest and geekiest minds alive are teaming up for a new space project. Want to see what Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson are cooking up?
After spending a decade or so cruising around on the Red Planet, NASA has figured out that the big problem with Mars exploration is the toll that unforgiving alien planet has on the tech.
Here's a mind-blowing, 1.5-billion-pixel portrait of our nearest spiral galaxy neighbor.
Here's a stellar slice of NASA archival shots to help blow out the candles on Aldrin's 85th.
As the mind and money behind cutting-edge companies like SpaceX and Tesla Motors, it’s no surprise billionaire Elon Musk is already trying to solve problems we don’t even have yet.