Russia, the European Space Agency, Japan and China are all interested in lunar missions. For the Trump administration, “it could be a very smart international or geopolitical tool if they do it correctly,” says science journalist Loren Grush.
The moon has a large liquid ocean and lots of hydrogen — the fuel for microbial life.
Most satellites are engineered to last a long time, but there's no way to repair or refurbish them. They simply become obsolete. Government agencies and private companies are trying to change that.
The Psyche mission will explore a huge metal asteroid, and Lucy will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and US astronaut Shane Kimbrough switched on their spacesuits' internal battery power, and walked into space to help install three new, refrigerator-sized lithium-ion batteries to upgrade the power system at the International Space Station.
There are the specific policy proposals coming out of the transition team, including one that could seriously dial back or even eliminate one of the main sources of data on the earth’s changing climate — NASA’s Earth science program.
A section of the big island is roughly analogous to what Mars was like in its youth, 3 billion years ago.
In recent weeks, we’ve gotten fresh perspective on electron microscope images, and Pluto
The unsung female heroes who made the 1969 moon landing possible — we're guessing you've probably never heard about them