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A little perspective from NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft.
December 11, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
It's been almost 40 years since a spacecraft last touched down on the lunar surface.
December 06, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
Was President Kennedy a reluctant spacefarer?
November 24, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
DE-STAR would tackle two of humanity’s biggest challenges.
November 20, 2013 | By Damond Benningfield
Playing it safe won't get us to the stars.
November 13, 2013 | By Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Should the Moon become a United Nations International Park?
November 09, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
Can a suborbital spaceship help XCOR reach orbit?
November 2013 | By Michael Belfiore
Engineers get creative when the error message comes from 50 million miles away.
November 2013 | By Zoe Krasney
Kepler 78-b is our closest twin yet -- except for the hellish temperatures.
October 30, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
Two spacecraft arrive at the Moon at the same time and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
October 30, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
Planets with no host stars wouldn’t be very hospitable, but life might still find a way to hang in.
October 18, 2013 | By Dirk Schulze-Makuch
The LADEE mission seeks the faintest of lunar phenomena.
October 04, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
Should searching for extraterrestrial life be the primary goal of our space program?
September 24, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
New sightings of water on the Moon, roadmaps for exploration and commercial lunar flights.
September 05, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
How I came up with the numbers that amazed.
September 2013 | By William Vietinghoff
Should the chief builder of the International Space Station be the company that offers taxi service there? Boeing thinks so.
September 2013 | By Craig Mellow
Swarms of small, orbiting cameras are coming. To watch.
September 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
NASA recently asked industry for concepts of small robotic landers for missions to the Moon. What could such machines accomplish?
August 17, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
These handy websites and smartphone apps eliminate the guesswork.
August 08, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
NASA needs a space taxi. The likely pick is SpaceX—but don’t count out Colorado-based Sierra Nevada.
August 2013 | By Michael Behar