If It Works, This Will Be the First Rocket Launched From Mars
NASA has spent decades sending probes to other planets. Now it’s trying to go the other way.
Air Turbulence Will Likely Get Worse as the Planet Warms
Buckle up, it’s getting hot out there.
Cassini’s Last Moments, in Gory Detail
For NASA’s Saturn explorer, the end will come quickly.
To Dare the Realm of Jupiter
A spacecraft does battle with the giant.
Fran Bagenal’s Excellent Year
Pluto last summer, Jupiter this summer. Where to next for this veteran planetary scientist?
The Future of Construction in Space
Is the International Space Station the last aluminum spacecraft?
If the space station gets smacked by a micrometeoroid, an array of devices can find—and fix—the damage.
A new telescope will tell us how the first stars and galaxies were born
The Universe’s Baby Boom.
Earth-Like Planets Could be Right Next Door
Astronomers estimate that billions of habitable planets are orbiting red dwarf stars. What would it be like to live there?
These NASA Alums Want to Build A Spacecraft to Protect Earth, and You Can Help
The B612 Foundation hopes to neutralize the asteroid threat.
Awaiting Curiosity’s Fate
As the rover rocketed down to the Martian surface, the team at JPL could only wait and hope.