Space Flight

Exploring the Outer Solar System Takes Power, Here’s a Way to Miniaturize Nuclear Batteries for Deep Space

As science and technology advance, we're asking our space missions to deliver more and more results. NASA's MSL Curiosity and…

1 week ago

Axiom’s Next Trip to the ISS Will Carry the First Saudi Woman in Space

Axiom Space says it's working with the Saudi Space Commission to send two spacefliers from the Arab kingdom, including the…

4 months ago

Socks, The Final Frontier

What is the greatest challenge facing humans as we prepare for the first crewed missions to Mars? Solar and cosmic…

5 months ago

DNA From Star Trek’s Original Doctor Will Ride to the Final Frontier

A memorial spaceflight paying tribute to the cast and crew of the original “Star Trek” TV show has just added…

5 months ago

Godspeed, Uhura: A Bit of Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols Will Go to Space

Nichelle Nichols, who blazed a trail for Black actors as Lieutenant Uhura on the original "Star Trek," never got to…

5 months ago

Many Astronauts Never Recover all of their Bone Density after Returning to Earth

A new study shows that astronauts do not recover all of their bone strength when they return to Earth, meaning…

7 months ago

Shenzhou-14 Astronauts Begin Their Mission of 6 Months in Space

The Shenzhou-14 mission, carrying three Chinese astronauts, docked successfully earlier this week with the Tiangong-3 space station. During their six-month…

8 months ago

NASA Will Rent Future Spacesuits From Longtime Supplier and Newcomer

NASA has struck deals with two commercial teams to provide the spacesuits destined for use when astronauts return to the…

8 months ago

Extended Trips to Space Alter the Brains of Astronauts

Astronaut Peggy Whitson in the International Space Station's Cupola during a 2017 tour of duty. Doctors are interested in how…

9 months ago

NASA Astronaut and Cosmonauts Land Safely Together in Kazakhstan

After much speculation and concern the past month whether Russia would allow a US astronaut to ride back to Earth…

10 months ago