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A full moon, also a harvest moon, rises past thunder clouds near Encinitas, California September 8, 2014.

A Hunter’s Moon will rise plump and orange this weekend. Here’s what that means and when to see it.

A full Hunter's Moon will be seen in the night sky on Saturday, October 13. Here are some of the names used for each month's full moon.
This illustration by artist Pat Rawling shows the concept of a space elevator as viewed from the geostationary transfer station looking down the length of the elevator towards the Earth.

A giant elevator could connect Earth to space using current technology, experts say — here’s how that might work

A space elevator could make it easier, cheaper, and more sustainable to transport cargo and people from the surface of Earth or the moon to space.

Elon Musk’s new Starship would be a monster rocket if built. Here’s how the SpaceX launch system compares to NASA’s 2 biggest rocket...

SpaceX's Mars rocket may be millions of pounds heavier and dozens of feet taller than the Apollo-era Saturn V, which sent astronauts to the moon.
SpaceX's 164-foot-tall Starship Mark 1 rocket prototype stands in Boca Chica, Texas, amid a background of stars in the night sky in September 2019.

A stirring new SpaceX animation of Starship launching shows how the rocket company plans to turn Texas into Earth’s interplanetary transport hub...

Following Elon Musk's presentation about SpaceX's Starship rocket, the company posted a two-minute video showing how it'd refill the system in orbit.
This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. The seismometer is the round device to the left of the lander.

NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has detected more than 20 quakes. Early data suggests the red planet may be less Earth-like than we thought.

NASA's InSight lander has heard lots of rumbling on Mars. A seismologist says the quakes are changing our understanding of the planet's crust.
In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a satellite image shows the far side of the moon as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft and the Earth, at one million miles away.

The moon has been drifting away from Earth for 4.5 billion years. A stunning animation shows how far it has gone.

The video shows how the moon reached its current position after starting as an orb of molten rock and magma hovering just above Earth.

India’s and Israel’s moon-landing attempts both failed during descent — here’s why the ’15 minutes of terror’ are ...

Lunar landers must choreograph complex commands with little room for failure, while dealing with the moon's wonky gravity, uneven terrain, and dust.

A Las Vegas hotel billionaire unveiled an inflatable space pod designed to ferry NASA astronauts to the moon and Mars — take a look inside

NASA is seeking private-industry spacecraft to ferry the first humans to Mars. Bigelow Aerospace is testing an inflatable room that could house five.
A prototype of NASA's xEMU spacesuit program called the Z-2. The agency is designing new suits for astronauts to explore planetary surfaces.

An astronaut is urging NASA to form a new spacesuit program now if it hopes to get back to the moon in 2024

NASA's only operational spacesuits are aboard the International Space Station. And at 40 years-old each, they're not getting any younger — or safer.

India lost contact with its moon lander, and an astronomer thinks the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface

The Vikram moon lander disappeared from communications just 1.3 miles above the lunar surface. An astronomer thinks the data indicates a crash.