Space

outer space

US Commercial Space Program in Jeopardy After Botched Launch

After an engine failure this morning, American and Russian administrators are rushing to find the cause of the problem so they can replace the crew of the ISS before 2019.
Caroline Haskins
10.12.18
soyuz

Crewed Mission to the ISS Makes Emergency Landing Minutes After Launch

Two astronauts had to make an emergency landing this morning after an engine failure on a joint US-Russian mission to the ISS.
Caroline Haskins
10.11.18
jeff bezos

Jeff Bezos Is Planning to Ship ‘Several Metric Tons of Cargo’ to the Moon

Blue Origin signed a letter of intent with two German space companies to deliver supplies to the Moon by 2023.
Caroline Haskins
10.4.18
Space

Astronomers May Have Discovered the First Known ‘Exomoon’

A new study suggests that the Jupiter-sized planet Kepler-1625b may host a Neptune-sized moon.
Becky Ferreira
10.3.18
Space

Search for Planet Nine Turns Up Dwarf Planet at the Edge of Our Solar System

The world called 'Goblin' orbits about two times farther from the Sun than Pluto—and that's at its nearest point.
Becky Ferreira
10.2.18
nasa

NASA Turns 60

NASA's former chief technologist Mason Peck discusses the past, present, and future of the agency that took humans to the moon.
Becky Ferreira
10.1.18
asteroids

Japan Just Became the First Country to Deploy Rovers on an Asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 mission is visiting an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect samples. The mission profile involves a lot of robots, bullets, and explosives.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.21.18
SpaceX

SpaceX Says it Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire Around the Moon in its 'BFR'

The mission, called "Dear Moon," is tentatively scheduled for 2023 and will be the first crewed mission with SpaceX's BFR spacecraft.
Caroline Haskins
9.18.18
Space

NASA Announces the First Astronauts Who Will Fly in the SpaceX Dragon

On Friday, NASA debuted the teams that will pilot America’s two commercial spacecraft: Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon.
Becky Ferreira
8.3.18
space war

Trump’s Vision of a ‘Space Force’ May Conflict With the Outer Space Treaty

Trump sees space as a “warfighting domain.” The Outer Space Treaty disagrees.
Becky Ferreira
6.18.18
Space

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.18
life finds a way

A Brief History of Dinosaurs in Space

From 'Star Trek' to 'Dinosaucers,' exodinosaurs have held a mirror to humanity's hopes and anxieties.
Becky Ferreira
5.29.18