SpacecraftSub-orbital, orbital, lunar, interplanetary and interstellar vehicles designed to navigate space
NASA needs a space taxi. The likely pick is SpaceX—but don’t count out Colorado-based Sierra Nevada.
August 2013 | By Michael Behar
Lava-like features and landforms around young lunar craters give us insight into the processes and history of the Moon.
July 31, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
A SETI astronomer finds a never-before-seen solar system neighbor.
July 17, 2013 | By Heather Goss
Experts disagree on whether NASA’s asteroid capture mission is doable, or even worthwhile. And first they have to find a suitable target.
July 11, 2013 | By Tom Jones
The Moon's motions have a significant impact on life on Earth.
June 26, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
A magnetic anomaly near the Moon's north pole may be related to an impact basin near its south pole. How can this happen?
June 19, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
At the National Air and Space Museum, some artifacts are more genuine than others.
June 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Computer models in science can be useful -- until you start believing in them.
May 29, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
How a team of experts navigated a spaceship through the streets of L.A.
May 21, 2013 | By Heather Goss
New work on lunar samples reveal a shared source for water in the deep interior of both Earth and Moon.
May 14, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
New data from NASA's GRAIL mission suggest that the crust of the Moon is thinner than we had thought. Is this idea consistent with the geological evidence?
April 24, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
SETI researchers have already listened in for alien transmissions.
April 19, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
Instead of astronauts going to the rock, the rock will come to them.
April 12, 2013 | By Guy Gugliotta
A new exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum tells us where we are, and how to get where we're going next.
April 11, 2013 | By Heather Goss
New information about the interior of the crater Shackleton at the south pole of the Moon sheds some light -- and even more heat -- on the vexing questions remaining about water on the Moon.
April 08, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
After logging nearly 1,400 hours in orbit, Jerry Ross reflects on spaceflight past and future.
April 08, 2013 | By Diane Tedeschi
Landsat shows us the home planet, warts and all.
April 2013 | By Linda Shiner
Why Europe wants its own satellite navigation program.
April 2013 | By Craig Mellow
It’s not a place, exactly. But it could be NASA’s next destination.
April 2013 | By Guy Gugliotta
The team that landed Curiosity on Mars takes home a trophy.
March 22, 2013 | By Paul Hoversten