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This speculative SpaceX timeline reveals roughly when, where, and how Elon Musk plans to colonize Mars
Elon Musk is devoted to colonizing Mars — that's why he founded SpaceX. Each vehicle that SpaceX has developed since then gets the company closer to Musk's goal of putting humans on the red planet.
An estimated 530 million people around the world watched NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong take a "giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969. But the backstory of how Armstrong was selected for the big job and his tumultuous path to the moon are less well known.
Russia’s rocket failure leaves NASA astronauts with no way to get into orbit — and it could force the space station to evacuate
A Soyuz rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a cosmonaut aborted after launching on Thursday. Russia's space agency is investigating the mishap, but if its Soyuz rocket system is not re-approved for flight by January 2019, three people on board the International Space Station may have to evacuate.
NASA’s only plan to return astronauts to the moon after nearly 50 years just got slammed by an internal audit
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is designed to be the world's most powerful rocket — one able to take astronauts to the moon and Mars. However, the program is running years behind schedule and facing billions in cost overruns. A new government audit singles out Boeing and NASA for missteps.
"The crew is returning to Earth in a ballistic descent mode," NASA said, adding that the descent would take place at a steeper angle than usual but that rescue crews were en route to the expected scene of the landing.
Smart aliens might live within 33,000 light-years of Earth. A new study explains why we haven’t found them yet.
The universe has so many galaxies, stars, planets, and moons that many scientists believe an intelligent extraterrestrial race should exist within detectable range of Earth. Humans have yet to detect such alien signals, but a new study suggests we've barely scratched the surface in our search.
NASA’s Hubble space telescope just lost a vital part, and one of its backups is ‘acting drunk.’ Here’s why astronomers haven...
A vital part of the Hubble Space Telescope, which records stunning images of the universe, failed on Friday. The part is one of six gyroscopes that help the observatory stay pointed at celestial objects. Three others still work, but NASA may start using just one, limiting Hubble's observations.
Boeing may have used a lobbying firm to plant a scathing opinion piece about SpaceX in US news outlets. At stake is billions of dollars in NASA contra...
Boeing and SpaceX are competing for billions of dollars in NASA contracts to launch astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Boeing appears to be using a Washington public-relations firm that some evidence suggests planted an opinion piece critical of SpaceX in US news outlets.
Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is designing a spacecraft to land on the moon with his rocket company, Blue Origin. The "Blue Moon" robot is expected to deliver several metric tons of supplies to the surface, though Blue Origin is working with others to establish a larger lunar economy.
The sun has likely bleached them all white and partially destroyed their fragile fibers.