Hearst Corp - Space & Flight
The X-57 Maxwell is expected to fly for the first time in the next year.
In memorial to the renowned astrophysicist, a song featuring Hawking's voice got beamed to a black hole.
I was wrong. But it wasn't because of the drinking.
How automation will revolutionize launches, orbital operations, and building huge things in space.
Nobody has ever had a confirmed sighting like this before.
The USSR honestly did try to build a handheld laser pistol for cosmonauts to carry. It never made it to orbit, thoughthat we know of.
Laura Cicco is preemptively suing NASA to retain ownership of a vial of dust she says was a gift from Neil Armstrong.
There's no need for a cowboy to ride all day in search of a stray when a drone with an infrared camera can spot it from on high.
We think we can ride this out for a while.
A new study measured stars at the very edges of our galaxy, and they are a lot farther away than predicted.
A brand new method of exoplanet detection makes it possible to spot planets just as they are forming in a disk of gas and dust swirling around young stars.
It's amazing what one little sliding door can do.
Spotting space rocks before they squash humanity like a bug.
A dust storm bigger than North America? Opportunity can handle it, apparently.
There are plenty of crackpot theories about the airlines that's been missing since 2014. But the futile four-year search has at least one serious investigator wondering if we've been looking in the wrong place.
Footage from the 2017 crash is a sight to behold.
So far, virtual windows have been a hit. But is world ready for a plane full of them?
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will spend the next few months preparing for a New Year's Day flyby of a distant asteroid.
The robot, which has been exploring Mars for almost six years, discovered new organic compounds and cycles of methane that could point to life on Mars.