Outer Space Treaties Didn't Anticipate the Privatization of Space Travel. Can They Be Enforced?
If human civilization begins to expand into space, will colonists feel loyalty to their country, their planet, or Elon Musk?
The Farms of the Future Were Built for Outer Space. Will They Work on Earth?
It will be years until NASA is ready for a journey to the red planet, but if Earth continues to suffer from climate change, Mars could come to us.
'Isn't That Something!': Looking Back at the Moon Landing (in Photos)
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first spaceflight to put humans on the moon. We went into the NASA archives of the Apollo 11 mission to remember the uncertainty and wonder of that week in 1969.
The Moon May Soon Face an American Frontier-Era Land Rush
Private firms like SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace, along with a growing number of national space agencies, are eyeing a manned return to the moon, with an emphasis on settlement rather than exploration.
NASA Says It Hopes to Accommodate Smaller Sizes in a New Space Suit Planned for the Mid-2020s
Though the agency eliminated the extra-small and small in previous space suits, NASA's lead spokesperson says sizing will factor into new designs.
What Will the Success of China's Space Program Mean for NASA?
China's achievements continue to accumulate, leading some to wonder if this could be the start of a new space race.
How Climate Change Is Affecting Glaciers Around the World
NASA satellites are offering new insights into how glaciers in Antarctica and Asia are responding to warmer temperatures.
As NASA's Kepler Mission Comes to an End, Planetary Research Moves Forward
The Kepler telescope has run out of fuel and officially entered retirement. Luckily, there is a replacement on the way to continue our observation of the stars.
Viewfinder: Hurricane Florence Gains Strength and Barrels Toward the East Coast
Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean as it moves west, seen from the International Space Station on September 10th, 2018.
How Increasingly Severe El Niños Are Threatening Tropical Forests Around the World
And with tropical forests storing almost 250 billion tons of carbon, their fate has major implications for the Earth's atmosphere.
What's Trump's Budget Means for Space, Health, and Basic Science in America
Under Trump's request, NASA's budget would hold steady, while the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation would see their funding slashed.
The White House's NASA Budget Focuses on Putting Americans Back on the Moon
Sending American astronauts back to the Moon in preparation for deep-space exploration is a top space priority for the Trump administration.
A Group of Scientists Is Helping to Determine the Future of America's Satellites
An influential new survey will help government agencies decide which satellite capabilities to fund.
Up in the Air: NASA’s Uncertain Future Under Donald Trump
As NASA grapples with finding funding for research in addition to exploration, the agency faces its biggest hurdle yet: a president who denies climate change.
How Astronauts Compare to the Rest of the Workforce
0.00003 percent of working Americans are astronauts.