Aerospace ScienceThe study of air and space flight, astronomy and the effect of flight on living organisms
A new interactive graphic highlights the space agency's plans.
November 28, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Using the material and energy resources of space could be a major game-changer for spaceflight. So why haven't we ever done it?
November 17, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The Library of Congress’s first resident astrobiologist takes inspiration from both Carl Sagan and Jerry Garcia.
November 16, 2012 | By Pat Trenner
A new paper claims mineral evidence for the largest basin on the Moon -- is it true?
November 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
While monster telescopes get the attention, the little guys quietly — and cheaply — rack up cosmic finds.
November 2012 | By Damond Benningfield
What is the ultimate source of the water found at the poles of the Moon? A new study of some lunar soil samples suggests a surprising answer.
October 17, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
What color is the Moon? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think.
October 10, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Two new and very different scientific studies may revise our understanding of the Giant Impact that supposedly created the Moon.
September 28, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
NASA's GRACE satellites have been watching our groundwater disappear.
September 21, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Is "New Space" free enterprise?
September 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
NASA puzzles over what to do with a rare gift.
August 31, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Neil Armstrong will always be remembered for his "one small step" but his contributions to spaceflight are numerous.
August 26, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Determining rock ages remotely would create new possibilities for planetary science.
August 24, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Masten Space System's test vehicle, Xombie, took a nice ride this week.
August 16, 2012 | By Heather Goss
The radio telescope at England's Jodrell Bank Observatory got the news scoop of the century in the early days of the space race.
August 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
As the rover rocketed down to the Martian surface, the team at JPL could only wait and hope.
August 06, 2012 | By Bruce Lieberman
Two decades later, three scientists are rewarded for discovering a new body of objects in our solar system.
July 25, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Localized bubbles of high magnetic intensity may explain some enigmatic lunar surface features
July 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The Space Exploration Initiative and the Vision for Space Exploration -- two proposals, two failures. Why?
July 02, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Can space-diver Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier without breaking his neck?
July 2012 | By Mark Betancourt