Adam Steltzner’s ingenious ideas were crucial to the most spectacular space mission of our time
December 2013 | By Jennifer Ouellette
The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is making its first foray into design that you can’t actually see
September 2013 | By Clive Thompson
Did meteorites seed Earth the building blocks of life?
February 2013 | By Ker Than
Outer space has many mysteries, among them are these fables about NASA that have permeated the public’s memory
April 15, 2011 | By Mark Strauss
Dust captured by a spacecraft from a comet's tail holds clues to the origin of the solar system
December 2009 | By Robert Irion
In the past decade, extraordinary space missions have found water on Mars, magnetic storms on Mercury and volcanoes on the moons of Saturn
October 2009 | By Laura Helmuth
On the surprise evidence of flowing water on Mars
February 2007 | By Laura Helmuth
Nevermind the demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet. Astronomers have found about 200 planets orbiting other stars, and they say it's only a matter of time before they discover another Earth.
October 2006 | By Robert Irion
It's hard enough to identify fossilized microbes on Earth. How would we ever recognize them on Mars?
May 2005 | By Carl Zimmer
The president envisions a future human mission to Mars, but medical researchers say surviving the journey is no spacewalk
June 2004 | By Jane Ellen Stevens
December 2002 | By Terence Monmaney