Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s next-generation rocket.
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion entrepreneur, and several artists would follow a looping path around the moon aboard a new rocket. When the flight might occur is uncertain.
The new ICESat-2, set to launch on Saturday, can measure changes in the planet’s ice that are less than the width of a pencil.
After speaking for the first time, Jim Bridenstine of NASA and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Rogozin, set out to reaffirm cooperation on orbital matters.
In an era of flat budgets for the agency, Jim Bridenstine has started talking about corporate sponsorships for NASA missions.
A high resolution terrain map of Earth’s frozen continent will help researchers better track changes on the ice as the planet warms.
Payne-Scott helped establish the field of radio astronomy by using radio waves to detect solar bursts, but she was forced to resign after she got married.
The mission’s scientists were pleasantly surprised that the camera aboard the robotic probe could see the Kuiper belt object, known as 2014 MU69, so soon and from so far.
Museum conservators are racing to figure out how to preserve modern artworks and historical objects that are disintegrating.
Researchers don’t know whether the ice water runs deep, like the tips of buried icebergs, or is as thin as a layer of frost.
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said they were “converging on the truth” in an experiment to understand hydrogen in its liquid metallic state.
The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was carried from the launchpad atop three columns of flame early on Sunday morning.
There’s a lot we don’t know about the sun and its power, and this mission will help to fill in the blanks in the years to come. A second launch attempt on Sunday is possible.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will fly through the punishing heat of the sun’s outer atmosphere.
Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft is the first named for a living person.
Vice President Mike Pence gave details about President Trump’s plan to create a military force for space. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is now onboard with the plan.
On a mission to improve science education, the country got a lift with the arrival of an international team of astronomers viewing the far reaches of space.
Their voyages are scheduled for next year, and they would be the first American astronauts to launch from American soil since 2011.
Sightings of U.F.O.s in Washington in July 1952 garnered headlines around the world and caused so much concern that the government was forced to speak out.
Italy decided that the ceramics center of Grottaglie — with its long runway and uneventful weather — had the right stuff to be Virgin Galactic’s next launchpad.