Now zinging through Cancer: a glob of light from interstellar space?
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In the history of spaceflight, robotic probes that malfunction while landing on another world are never heard from again.
The country will probably have to wait for a future mission to join the elite club of nations that have landed on the moon.
While there is widespread agreement on the need to protect American interests in space, there is disagreement on how to go about it.
NASA is examining a claim that an astronaut improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the Space Station.
Halfway through its first tour of the local universe, the spacecraft has found a “Super Earth” and two “sub-Neptunes.”
The spacecraft’s controllers on Earth succeeded in steering the spacecraft, demonstrating that mylar sails could be used for propulsion.
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.
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 project included more than 200 researchers around the world, about 40 of them women, including Dr. Bouman.
The chief of the Indian space agency told reporters that the spacecraft’s condition was unclear, but that he expected it had experienced a “hard landing.”
He did groundbreaking work toward finding a “theory of everything.” He died in an Alpine rock-climbing accident.
On Saturday, India could become the fourth country ever to land on the lunar surface.
Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.
What is this ceaseless looking backward?
The 75-mile-wide crater could be something like a Chicxulub crater for the red planet.
Also called the Southern Delta Aquariids, the shower can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.
Mr. Armstrong was averse to cashing in on his celebrity. But as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approached, his sons began auctioning off his memorabilia.
The astronaut’s sons contended that incompetent medical care had cost him his life, and threatened to go public. His widow says she wanted no part of the payout.