President Trump is only the latest to propose returning to the moon and then heading to Mars. But he faces the burdens of history to accomplish what his predecessors could not.
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When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition.
The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures as it aims to send women to the moon and beyond.
Michael Collins kept an orbital vigil during Neil’s and Buzz’s moonwalk, but he really didn’t feel that lonely.
The robotic probe attempted to collect a sample scattered from a crater made on the surface of the space rock Ryugu in April.
The quadcopter was selected to study the moon of Saturn after a “Shark Tank”-like competition that lasted two and a half years.
Last week, NASA’s Curiosity rover detected a belch of natural gas on the red planet. The gas has since dissipated, leaving only a mystery.
Images of the Starlink constellation in orbit have rattled astronomers around the world.
NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through space.
The project included more than 200 researchers around the world, about 40 of them women, including Dr. Bouman.
The Times’s Graphics, Science and Immersive Storytelling teams shine a new light on the iconic photography from the first moonwalk.
Around New York, all roads lead to the moon: Here’s a roundup of events honoring the small steps and giant leaps that made the mission possible.
Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, a new French plan for a space command must overcome the reluctance of its European allies to weaponize space.
John Noble Wilford recounts some of what went into writing the story of humanity’s giant leap for the July 21, 1969, edition of The New York Times.
The New York Times has been covering the anniversary of the moon landing, looking back at the event’s meaning and forward to humankind’s next giant leaps in space.
A gallery of scenes from when the space age was young and extraterrestrial travel looked fun.
With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.
For a brief moment, the civil rights movement and the space race came together.
The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.
Scientists were surprised to find something living on the sterile heights of this Chilean volcano.
A Facebook event invited U.F.O. enthusiasts to swarm the secretive Nevada base on Sept. 20. The Air Force warned that would be dangerous.
The country had been watching, eager for India to seize its place in space with a lunar landing. Scientists say the mission is still on — they just don’t know when.
Three reels of videotape will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Saturday. Other recordings could have laid claim to being earlier or better, but those tapes were lost.
The country’s hopes to become the fourth to land on the moon were put on hold Monday.
The country’s plans to launch an uncrewed rover into space were delayed at the last moment, but it is determined to join a select group of nations.
Our journey to the moon took us a long way from Earth, but it was always tangled up with power politics here on the ground.