SpaceX's next-generation Starship megarocket launched on its second-ever test flight this Saturday (Nov. 18), but exploded in a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly.'
Liftoff of SpaceX's enormous Starship is currently scheduled for Nov. 18, during a 20-minute window that opens at 8 a.m. ET.
A tool bag that gave astronauts the slip during a spacewalk at the International Space Station is surprisingly bright and can be seen from Earth with binoculars.
The magnolia wood LignoSat is an attempt to make space junk biodegradable. NASA and Japan's space agency (JAXA) could launch it as soon as 2024.
The James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the most detailed image so far of the Crab Nebula, a gorgeous supernova remnant of a star that exploded 1,000 years ago.
A Milky Way doppleganger discovered in the early universe suggests some key physical ingredient is missing from cosmological models.
In this book extract, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith look at cannibalism in space from a legal and culinary perspective.
Lettuce, cherry tomatoes and more are sprouting in space aboard China's Tiangong space station.
Researchers are developing a real-life tractor beam, with the goal of pulling defunct satellites out of geostationary orbit to alleviate the space junk problem.
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