With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.
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Michael Collins kept an orbital vigil during Neil’s and Buzz’s moonwalk, but he really didn’t feel that lonely.
Something of a new lunar race is underway, but the motivations differ from what put men on its surface 50 years ago.
The governor announced that the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, bitterly opposed by local activists, will get underway next week.
The robotic probe attempted to collect a sample scattered from a crater made on the surface of the space rock Ryugu in April.
Photographers and astronomers were strung out across the Atacama Desert waiting for the sun to spread its coronal wings on their examining table.
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.
For a brief moment, the civil rights movement and the space race came together.
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.
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.
A poem by Natasha Trethewey, reflecting on the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Eclipses, supermoons and other astronomical highlights to look forward to, years into the future.
With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.
The closer scientists look at theories of how the moon formed, the more questions they find.