President Donald Trump fired off a celebratory tweet today to laud NASA's first astronaut crews to fly on private spacecraft built by Boeing and SpaceX, a message that also appeared to hail the president's proposed military Space Force.
The full moon of August will grace the skies the same day that Mercury is at its highest in the predawn sky and farthest from the sun, making it an ideal time to see the innermost planet.
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner is one of two commercial spacecraft types that NASA plans to use for International Space Station flights. Here's a brief overview of how it works.
With its sleek design and growing reputation, anticipation for the launch of SpaceX's first Crew Dragon spaceship continues to build.
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner is a 21st century space capsule designed to launch NASA astronauts into orbit on commercial trips to the International Space Station and beyond. See photos of how it works here.
A grain of asteroid dust observed under a microscope looks like a strange, "extraterrestrial" hair.
Today (Aug. 3), NASA will announce the first astronauts who will fly in SpaceX and Boeing spacecraft for the agency's Commercial Crew Program.
SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule returned to Earth today (Aug. 3), wrapping up the company’s latest cargo mission to the International Space Station.
Here's a quick look at SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, the two private American spaceships designed to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Today, NASA announced the first astronauts who will launch aboard SpaceX's and Boeing's first crewed spacecraft, and other spaceflyers were quick to congratulate the new teams.
While they're excited to once again launch from Florida instead of Russia, these astronauts aren't very nostalgic for the hardware of the shuttles themselves.
Meet the nine astronauts NASA has chosen to fly the first crewed missions of the private spaceships being built by Boeing and SpaceX.
Nearly two centuries ago, astronomers saw a mighty eruption from the massive star system Eta Carinae. Now, astronomers have measured its outburst — which sent gas flying fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 20 seconds.
Kepler, which has discovered about 70 percent of the 3,800 known exoplanets to date, woke up from a four-week hibernation and began beaming data home yesterday (Aug. 2), just as planned, NASA officials announced today (Aug. 3).
Lego released new "Star Wars" building sets on Aug. 1, 2018. See what just hit the shelves and what other cool "Star Wars" Legos are coming this fall!
Four scientists made the case yesterday (Aug. 1) to a panel of senators that they should fund NASA's search for life beyond Earth.
Our nearest celestial neighbor just treated us to a light show. A sharp-eyed telescope system in Spain spotted a pair of meteorite impacts on the moon in mid-July, occurring just 24 hours apart — and you can even watch the video of the event online.
The handlers of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are gearing up for one last shadow-chasing adventure.
The last time NASA assigned astronauts to the first test flight of a new U.S. spacecraft — as it plans do for the first time in 40 years — Bob Crippen was front and center. Now, Crippen offers NASA's new commercial crew advice.
Boeing now plans to carry out an uncrewed test flight of its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle late this year or early next year as it addresses a problem found during a recent test of the spacecraft’s abort engines.