Aerospace ScienceThe study of air and space flight, astronomy and the effect of flight on living organisms
What are China's intentions for the Moon?
June 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The purpose of art is to soothe the soul, but sometimes it can predict future realities with uncanny precision.
June 14, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Our international space partners want to go to the Moon. Why don't we?
Well, maybe we do.
June 05, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Wanted: an airborne system than can launch 100-pound satellites for under $1 million.
June 04, 2012 | By Heather Goss
A recent news story claims that water was found in lunar soil over 30 years ago, but the finding was ignored. True?
June 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
When you drive to your local observatory to witness the Transit of Venus on Tuesday, spare a thought for the men who sought to witness the spectacle in 1761.
May 29, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Don Pettit turns his curiosity—and his camera—loose on board the International Space Station.
May 23, 2012 | By The Editors
The legal status and ownership of resources harvested from space are unclear. How does such uncertainty affect our plans to exploit them?
May 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Is space travel more like aviation or sea faring? It depends on your mission.
April 13, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A scientific dust-up, featuring raw data and bare knuckles. Who and what should we believe?
March 27, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A lost Russian communications satellite has the potential to teach us about operations on the Moon.
March 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
NASA is getting ready to launch a barrage of rockets that should be visible along the U.S. Eastern seaboard.
March 12, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Ask for a lot and perhaps get a little. But ask for too much and you may end up with nothing.
March 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Astronomers learn more about a hot, watery, exotic "super-Earth."
February 23, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Is there a way to determine if the Moon underwent an impact cataclysm 3.9 billion years ago? Samples from an old basin may tell us.
February 13, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The Known Universe is a 21st-century upgrade to our visualization of the sheer size of things.
February 10, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Here's something you can only see in Earth orbit.
February 02, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope is seeking out potentially Earth-threatening asteroids.
January 27, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Solar tantrums of 1859, 1921, and 1989.
January 26, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Scientists offer a mesmerizing visual of the matter that makes up, well, everything.
January 17, 2012 | By Heather Goss