Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.
These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid
Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
Aretha the Legend Is Gone; Aretha the Asteroid Orbits On
Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at 76. But her legacy will not be forgotten.
Scientists Successfully Test an Air-Breathing Satellite Thruster
How to make atmospheric drag work for satellites, instead of against them.
There’s a Small Chance Elon’s Car Will Collide With Earth in the Next Million Years
So Long, Rollable Solar Array, and Thanks for All the Photons
After attempts to repack ROSA into the SpaceX Dragon capsule failed, the experiment was jettisoned.
Out Of This World
Citizens of Space ‘Nation’ Asgardia Are Already Violating Earthly Laws
The organization plans to launch a data-filled satellite later this year. Already, some of its 'citizens' are uploading copyrighted files to the satellite's website.
The First Space-Based ‘Nation’ Wants to Store Data Off-Planet, Beyond the Law
'Asgardia' plans to launch a data storage satellite beyond the reach of Earthly laws—an ambitious and problematic goal.
NASA's Closer to Saturn Than Ever—Here Are Pics to Prove It
Check out the first images from the Cassini Spacecraft’s dive between Saturn’s rings.
We Could Have Good Satellite Internet If We Wanted
Satellite internet was once seen as a holy grail of connect-anywhere online access. But for various reasons, it hasn’t worked out that way—yet.
Three Artists Locked Themselves in a Museum for a Simulated Mission to Mars
Alongside Amapola Prada and Elizabeth Marcus-Sonenberg, artist MPA spent 10 days in a corridor of the Whitney as a meditation on colonial legacies and future colonization on Mars.
Watch this Gorgeous Animation of the Rosetta Spacecraft’s Orbital Journey
A bonafide Newtonian waltz.