New radar images show surprise changes to the doomed ERS-2 spacecraft as it tumbled through Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 21.
China's Chang'e-6 mission is expected to launch in May 2024 and touch down on the moon's far side to collect samples of lunar material to be returned to Earth for study.
Days after being revived from its initial power loss on the moon, Japan's SLIM lander will now sleep through the deep cold of lunar night — and may or may not wake up afterward.
NASA has successfully transmitted data between Earth and two spacecraft using lasers, completing a groundbreaking experiment that could aid in future missions to other worlds.
Chinese astronauts lit a match while filming a lecture aboard the Tiangong Space Station, creating a spherical open flame that would be forbidden aboard the ISS.
India's Chandrayaan-3 rover reached lunar orbit on Aug. 5, sharing new photos and videos of the moon ahead of its planned Aug. 23 landing.
How long could you survive if thrust into the harsh vacuum of space without protection? The short answer is, not very long.
The European Space Agency's Mars Express collected data from China's Zhurong Mars rover and successfully sent it to Earth following a series of experimental communications tests.
New analyses of moon rocks from the Chang'e 5 mission deepen the mysteries surrounding volcanic activity.
China has test fired a huge new solid rocket motor, creating more propulsion options for the country’s growing space activities.
China's Shenzhou 12 astronauts have sent back stunning images taken out of small windows on the Tianhe space station module in low Earth orbit.
China's plucky Yutu 2 rover is about to wake up and continue to explore the far side of the moon as the nation works to land a rover on Mars this May.
China conducted two launches of classified Yaogan satellites in the last week while much of the world waited to see where and when the Long March 5B would fall.
China could launch the first module for its own space station this month as the country also prepares to send a large space telescope to join it in orbit within the next few years.
China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft has captured stunning images of Mars as a bright red sunlit crescent in deep space.
China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft snapped its first image of Mars as the mission makes its final approach; the probe will enter orbit around the Red Planet in less than a week.
China's Chang'e 5 lander touched down on the moon and collected the first lunar samples in nearly 50 years, but now the lights have gone out.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of China's Chang'e 5 lander on the moon just hours after its historic landing.
China has launched a small spacecraft from the surface of the moon in the critical next step in the ambitious Chang'e 5 mission to bring lunar samples to Earth.
A spectacular video from China's Chang'e 5 lander reveals its successful touchdown on the moon as it softly set down to collect the first lunar samples in 44 years.
China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored, 'gel-like' substance during its exploration activities on the far side of the moon.