Researchers have found a way to recycle biological waste for extended space travel. Astronauts can use their urine and breath to make 3D printer polymers.
Space August 25, 2017
There’s a new nation in town and it’s the first one to be located in space. Full-fledged and fully independent, Asgardia aims to promote peace in space and bring commerce and science to the next level.
Space October 12, 2016
Could water found on the moon have arrived there from asteroids? A new study suggests that could be the case.
Space June 1, 2016
Blue Origin will attempt to crash-land its New Shepard spacecraft on purpose during its next test flight. CEO Jeff Bezos explains why.
Space May 28, 2016
A China firm plans to have a space expedition using a balloon. The participants will fly up in space and go back down to Earth via a parachute.
Space May 22, 2016
Space nerds, rejoice: NASA has given the green light to eight unbelievably futuristic proposals as part of its NIAC project. We've listed down four of these revolutionary ideas.
Space May 16, 2016
Mice aboard Atlantis spacecraft returned home with liver damage after a two-week space travel. The finding would significantly affect future space travel, as scientists believe human live damage could also occur.
Space April 23, 2016
Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space 55 years ago. What happened to the world's first space traveler after he returned to Earth?
Space April 13, 2016
Mars is the most likely planet to be visited by humans in the near future. A newly proposed propulsion system could deliver cargo to the red planet in just 30 minutes.
Space February 27, 2016
Next week, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth after a year aboard the International Space Station. His inflight and post-flight data will prove crucial to studying the human body and preparing it for a future Mars mission.
Space February 26, 2016
Virgin Galactic assures that its new Spaceship Unity is much safer than its predecessor. The spaceflight company has tweaked a few safety features inside the new spaceship.
Space February 22, 2016
Virgin Galactic returns to the scene with the unveiling of its SpaceShipTwo. The launch came more than a year after the tragic 2014 crash during one of the company's test flights.
Space February 20, 2016
NASA recruited the Super Guppy aircraft to transport Orion from Louisiana to the Kennedy Space Center for Florida, where the capsule will be readied for its scheduled flights. Learn more about the amazing history and features of the Super Guppy in its special-aircraft glory.
Space February 2, 2016
Food grown in space has been eaten for the first time. Why is this such a historic salad?
Space August 11, 2015
Mars will likely be the next planet settled by human beings. How do we get past the numerous challenges to living on the Red Planet?
Space June 27, 2015
The Commercial Crew program is meant to bring together NASA and private developers. Now, the rejection of a spending request could threaten the program.
Space June 11, 2015
Ed White became the first American to take a spacewalk, on June 3, 1965. Now, NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary with a new film, 'Suit Up.'
Space June 3, 2015
Colorado facility will study the effects long-term exposure to cosmic radiation may have on crews of extended space missions. NASA is funding the research in preparation for its intended mission to Mars.
Space May 6, 2015
The Made in Space Zero-G 3D printer aboard the International Space Station has completed its first round of projects. What is the future of 3D printing in space?
Space January 27, 2015
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk enjoys World of Warcraft and drinking whiskey. Now, he intends to take humans to Mars.
Society January 9, 2015
The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket has been reset to Jan. 9 due to a glitch. Why could this vehicle be so important to the future of space travel?
Space January 7, 2015
An inflatable heat shield is being developed by NASA to land large spacecraft on Mars. How does it work?
Space January 4, 2015
European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst has recorded a new video, showing the Earth like never before. What makes this different from earlier views of our home planet?
Space December 27, 2014
The surface of Venus is a hellish environment. However, 50 kilometers above the surface, the planet's atmosphere provides possibilities for a habitable floating cloud city.
Space December 22, 2014
NASA researchers envision astronauts living in a "cloud city" floating over Venus. Airships would make exploration above the hellish surface of the planet possible, they say.
Space December 20, 2014
The Orion Spacecraft successfully launched, traveled more than 3,00 miles, and returned. What could this mean for the future of human exploration of the solar system?
Space December 5, 2014
Astronauts on the International Space Station will include turkey, cornbread stuffing, and more, stored in plastic pouches. Which Thanksgiving Day staple will the earliest settlers in space likely take first to alien worlds?
Space November 26, 2014
Samantha Cristoforetti arrived at the International space station, along with an espresso machine. A new application allows users to communicate directly with the astronaut.
Space November 24, 2014
NASA researchers look at how men's and women's bodies react differently to long period spent in space. Information could be of great help to planners of future, long-term space mission, they say.
Space November 18, 2014
Biological production of engineered organisms could be utilized to create systems for interplanetary travel capable of manufacturing fuel, water, and air for future space travelers, potentially revolutionizing space travel.
Space November 7, 2014
Capturing an asteroid will not assist NASA in the goal of a human mission to Mars, a researcher on the rocky bodies announced in a new statement that could have a national impact.
Space October 31, 2014
China has launched its first mission to fly to the Moon and back, preparing for a human mission in the coming decade.
Space October 25, 2014
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is on display to the public at the California Science Center. What's next for the retired spacecraft?
Space October 10, 2014
The Orion spacecraft is one of a host of vehicles that will be tested on a new vibrating table recently delivered to Plum Brook Station.
Space October 6, 2014
Space travelers from Russia and the United States have arrived at the International Space Station, becoming the latest residents on board the orbiting outpost.
Space September 27, 2014
The International Space Station could see a mini-crew of rats arriving soon, but what does that mean for a trip to Mars?
Space August 22, 2014
The International Space Station has released the Cygnus re-supply craft, on a doomed journey to Earth.
Space August 17, 2014
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, like those riding the now retired Space Shuttle, are lacking sleep and turning to sleeping pills. A new report warns of the dangers.
Space August 11, 2014
A new propulsion system for spacecraft has been successfully tested by NASA that could bring humans to the stars within decades. Strangely, laws of physics say the engine should not work.
Space August 3, 2014
Fighting in the Gaza Strip has been seen by astronaut Alexander Gerst in what many people are calling the saddest photo ever taken from space.
Space July 27, 2014
A mission patch from the first human mission to the Moon will fly on NASA's first crewed flight to Mars.
Space July 22, 2014
Orbital Services has launched its second mission to resupply the International Space Station. Included in the mission were nearly three dozen satellites.
Space July 16, 2014
Space tourists could head to the edge of space by 2016, at a price lower than a trip around the world.
Space June 30, 2014
World View is one step closer to sending passengers up to the edge of space in a balloon after a successful June 18 testing of a prototype of the service.
Space June 27, 2014
Landing a human crew on Mars is a primary goal of NASA, says their chief scientist, Ellen Stofan.
Space June 24, 2014