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Apollo in 'Artemis': Author Andy Weir Sets New Book at Moon Landing Site

14 November, 2017 - 12:46
One hundred and 15 years after the historic Apollo 11 mission landed the first astronauts on the moon, tourists visit "Tranquility Base" and stay at a sprawling commercial base, at least as envisioned by Andy Weir, the author of "The Martian," in his new

Rocket Issue Delays Launch of Advanced New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

14 November, 2017 - 11:39
The launch of an advanced new weather satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System 1, was delayed just minutes before its planned liftoff Tuesday (Nov. 14) due to an issue with satellite's Delta II rocket.

Cygnus Cargo Ship Delivers Holiday Goodies and Science Gear to Space Station

14 November, 2017 - 11:27
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) today (Nov. 14) to deliver food, supplies and some fascinating science experiments to the Expedition 53 astronauts.

'Beyond A Year In Space': Astronaut Scott Kelly's Epic Documentary Airs on PBS Wednesday (Exclusive Clip)

14 November, 2017 - 10:20
Twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly were separated for almost a year, undergoing intensive measurements when one was in space and one was on Earth. But that was only the beginning of their scientific odyssey.

Hot, Hotter, Hottest! See the Sun from Its Surface to Upper Atmosphere

14 November, 2017 - 10:20
This colorful sequence of images profiles the sun from surface to upper atmosphere.

When Two Become One: Twisted Cosmic Knot Shines in Hubble Photo

14 November, 2017 - 08:51
This image shows what happens when two galaxies collide to become one.

In Photos: SpaceX's Double Rocket Launches and Landings of October 2017

14 November, 2017 - 08:30
The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched two Falcon 9 rockets in three days, and landed their first stage boosters, on Oct. 9 and 11, 2017. See how those amazing missions went in photos here.

Virgin Galactic Wants to Send People on Superfast Trips Across Earth

13 November, 2017 - 12:50
Virgin Galactic eventually aims to add point-to-point passenger flights to its repertoire, which would dramatically reduce the time needed to get from Boston to Beijing or Sydney to San Francisco, company CEO George Whitesides said.

Privately Funded Team May Launch Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus

13 November, 2017 - 12:45
A privately funded team may beat NASA to the punch when it comes to looking for life on the Saturn moon Enceladus.

'In Search of Stardust': Photo Book Highlights the Beauty and Mysteries of Tiny Space Rocks

13 November, 2017 - 12:40
A new photography book zooms in on micrometeorites — incredibly small, surprisingly complex, undeniably beautiful space rocks that liter the surface of the Earth.

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

13 November, 2017 - 12:40
A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Astronaut Luca Parmitano — who flew on the International Space Station in 2013 — has an asteroid named after him, called "Lucaparmitano."

Tiny Weather Satellite Will Boost Storm Forecasts

13 November, 2017 - 12:32
NASA is launching a shoebox-size satellite into Earth's orbit that could help improve weather forecasting.

You Can Watch a Rocket Launch and Spaceship Arrival Early Tuesday!

13 November, 2017 - 12:30
In a cosmic twofer, an advanced new weather satellite is launching into space tomorrow (Nov. 14) as a robotic cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station. Here's how to watch live.

Micrometeorites and Their Earthly Imposters: Images from 'In Search of Stardust' (Gallery)

13 November, 2017 - 11:54
Check out our gallery of stunning images from the upcoming book "In Search of Stardust: Amazing Micrometeorites and Their Terrestrial Imposters."

You Can Visit Real Alien Planets in VR Thanks to This Awesome New Simulation

13 November, 2017 - 11:27
Ever wonder what it would be like to stand on an alien planet while you get lacerated by burning rain?

Time to Celebrate: Ancient Sundial Made to Honor Roman Politician

13 November, 2017 - 09:29
About 2,000 years ago, a Roman politician celebrated his victory by commissioning a sundial and putting it on display for all to see, according to archaeologists who just found the ancient timekeeping device in Italy.

2 Cubesats to Test Laser Communications and Teamwork in Space

13 November, 2017 - 09:12
Two small satellites launched to the International Space Station Sunday (Nov. 12) to test a new laser-based, space-to-ground communication system and a new way for satellites to work together while in orbit.

'Star Trek: Discovery' Midseason Finale: Klingons, Spore Drives and Revelations

13 November, 2017 - 09:07
"Star Trek: Discovery" ended up being weirdly timely as the crew discussed an issue coincidentally making the rounds in Hollywood these past few weeks.

15 Far-Out Facts About Area 51

13 November, 2017 - 09:02
Area 51. The name conjures an aura of secrecy, mystery, and of course, extraterrestrial happenings. Here's a look at some of the strangest facts about the spot.

Chemists May Have Found the 'Missing Link' to the First Life on Earth

13 November, 2017 - 08:56
The search for the ancient chemical origins of life has a new candidate — a multitasking enzyme that may have set the evolutionary ball rolling.