One is a six-wheeled nuclear-powered rover, the other is an orbiting solar-powered climate satellite. The two robots couldn't be more different -- except they have one thing in common: Mars' blighted atmosphere. Continue reading →
A Virginia company is developing an alternative transportation system to send small payloads and bulk cargo, like water or fuel, into space -- but rather than chemical rockets, they propose slingshotting objects off-planet. Continue reading →
Moments after launch on Tuesday, an unmanned Russian Proton rocket veered off course and slammed into the ground, igniting 600 tons of fuel, producing a dramatic fireball on the Kazakhstan Steppes. Continue reading →
A small satellite is about to tackle one of the biggest unanswered questions in astrophysics: Why is the sun's atmosphere so hot? Continue reading →
Spurred by rival North Korea's launch in December, South Korea on Wednesday appeared to have successful placed a small science satellite into orbit. ->
Private companies like SpaceX are trying to land a spent rocket stage vertically at the launch site, just like NASA tried to do with a paraglider on its Saturn rocket in the 1960s.