Aerospace ScienceThe study of air and space flight, astronomy and the effect of flight on living organisms
A team of NASA alums is building a spacecraft to protect Earth - and you can help.
January 2013 | By Bruce Lieberman
University of Maryland students close in on the human-powered helicopter prize.
January 2013 | By Paul Glenshaw
The rules for naming features on the Moon are simple, but not always logical.
December 31, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission show that deeply buried bodies of igneous rock in the crust can be detected from orbit.
December 10, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A 16th-century telescope, Lunar Orbiter mission documents, early views of deep space, and more go on auction this week.
December 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Recent data from the planet Mercury indicates that water ice is found near its poles. What does this mean for the Moon?
December 02, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
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