Manned Spaceflight


NASA’s New Mars-Bound Space Launch System Is a Go

The rocket that will take the first humans to Mars just passed its design review and is ready for production


SpaceX Successfully Tested Its Astronaut Ejection System

It's splashdown for the Dragon capsule and the dummy onboard.


Asteroids Could Be 'Stepping Stones' to Mars

Why NASA should be focused on asteroids as a Martian road map, rather than as a lunar ornament.


The Positives and Negatives of Trying to Mine on Electrically Charged Asteroids

The good news: asteroids are electrically charged. The bad news: asteroids are electrically charged.


Should NASA Revert to the Right Stuff?

Are we more comfortable with certain types of people dying in space?