We’ve gained new insight into how the object came to be. Even as the New Horizons team celebrated their spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto in the summer of 2015, they anguished over where to turn the
SpaceX created excitement in 2018 when it said it would build its Mars spaceship and rocket at the Port of Los Angeles, striking a deal to lease a swath of Terminal Island for the purpose. Early last it
SpaceX entered into an agreement with Space Adventures, a company that organizes spaceflights for private citizens, both announced Tuesday. Space Adventures said it agreed to fly a group of private citizens
An asteroid hitting Earth is one of humanity's greatest existential threats, making it imperative that asteroid detection is a vital task for government space agencies around the world. Using advanced
A bold mission by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to Mars’ two moons, including a lander component for one of them, is all set to enter the development phase after the plan was submitted
A simple animation by a planetary scientist reveals what would happen without leap years: December would eventually drift
February 29 comes once every four years for a good reason: Without it, December would eventually drift into summer. A new animation from James O'Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japanese space agency
March 2 is the planned launch date for SpaceX’s 20th ISS resupply mission, which is bringing the usual supplies and goodies, plus a payload of interesting experiments from partners and paying customers.