A rare combination of politicians, space advocates and even competitors lauded SpaceX for its successful inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy Feb. 6.
Elon Musk has launched his sportscar into deep space. Stellar radiation is going to tear it to bits.
New research may have identified an early warning sign of how powerful explosions from the sun might get, shedding light on whether they could damage communication satellites and power grids.
Michael Leinbach didn't want the book to be about him. A key leader in NASA's efforts to recover from the loss of shuttle Columbia on Feb. 1, 2003, Leinbach knew the story of the aftermath was bigger than him.
Six hours after SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy yesterday (Feb. 6), unsuspecting skywatchers in the western U.S. caught a glimpse of the rocket's second stage firing up one last time as it blasted out of Earth's orbit and off into the solar system.
Buzz Aldrin is in place to watch the Falcon Heavy rocket's first test launch this afternoon (Feb. 6) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the rocket will take flight from the same pad that launched Aldrin's unprecedented trip to the moon.
This Valentine's Day, get your space-loving loved one something really out of this world. Whether you're shopping for a hardcore space fan or a sci-fi buff, it's illogical not to consider these stellar gifts and gadgets.
The first Falcon Heavy rocket built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX soared on its maiden voyage today (Feb. 6) — a historic test flight that also sent a car toward Mars and included two confirmed booster landings.
SpaceX is ready to make history by sending the world's fourth electric car into space.
When SpaceX launched its giant Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday (Feb. 6), President Donald Trump was apparently watching.
Elon Musk hopes the first test launch of SaceX's Falcon Heavy megarocket will be a success — but the SpaceX CEO has provided a lot of details about how it could go wrong, from synchronized shaking to "cannonballing" ice to vaporizing oxygen.
For most of the world, no full moon will occur in February, because January got two. But a partial solar eclipse will be visible in southern South America and Antarctica.
To gain a fuller understanding of Falcon Heavy's caliber and the ambitions behind the SpaceX launch, it is worthwhile to look at the numbers.
SpaceX's giant new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, is set for its risky first test launch today (Feb. 6) from the historic Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will create their own series of Star Wars films.
Two space rocks will make close flybys past Earth this week, but they pose no threat to our planet's safety.
Here are some of our favorite photos from the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch today (Feb. 6).
You can watch SpaceX's Starman mannequin ride a Tesla Roadster in space live on YouTube after the successful Falcon Heavy test launch of Feb. 6, 2018. Check it out!
As SpaceX gears up for the first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the company is backing away from one potential use of the vehicle, launching crewed missions beyond Earth orbit.
Portal origin URL: New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Science QuestionsPortal origin nid: 418082Published: Monday, February 5, 2018 - 15:51Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet? Does mineral dust warm or cool the atmosphere? NASA has selected two new, creative research proposals to develop small, space-based instruments that will tackle these fundamental questions about our home planet and its environment.Portal image: 2011 composite satellite image shows the expanse of Arctic sea ice (center) and the Greenland Ice Sheet (lower right)Science Categories: Earth