Aerospace ScienceThe study of air and space flight, astronomy and the effect of flight on living organisms
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
One of the solar system's most interesting places just got even more interesting.
June 28, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
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