The FAA Weighs the SpaceX Launch Site’s Environmental Effects

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a review and public hearings involving the space company's expanded…

NASA Is Preparing for the Ravages of Climate Change

The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch…

Astronomers Get Ready to Probe Europa’s Hidden Ocean for Life

Jupiter’s most enigmatic moon, one of a few ocean worlds in the solar system, will be…

As SpaceX’s Starlink Ramps Up, So Could Light Pollution

The constellation of internet-providing satellites is growing. Now the company and its rivals must avoid creating brighter night…

NASA’s NIAC Program Gives a Sneak Peek at the Future of Space Travel

As the agency develops plans for exploring the moon and Mars, it's seeking cutting-edge research that…

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Returns After 3 Days in Orbit

The first all-civilian, all-private spaceflight splashed down off the coast of Florida.

How to Watch the SpaceX Inspiration4 Launch

The first all-civilian, all-private mission to orbit prepares to blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

SpaceX’s All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Readies for Launch

Four civilians—none of them NASA astronauts—are expected to blast into space aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft…

The Dark Asteroid Ryugu Finally Comes Into the Light

Using cameras aboard the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, Japanese scientists get a rare, close-up glimpse of a space…

Second Time’s the Charm: NASA Perseverance Drills a Mars Rock

After a first attempt brought up an empty tube, the rover finally cored a sample.